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Title:  Platemaker

Requisition ID:  15208-159

Staunton, VA, US, 24401

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required


Our Staunton, VA facility to looking for a Platemaker. This position is responsible for processing lithographic plates for the pressroom. This role serves as the critical quality check point to ensure more costly errors are not made in the other production departments. This position will report to the Pre-Press Manager.

Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Inspects Prinergy VPS files for accuracy to production order (inks, layout, items).
  • RIPs, images, and inspects plates according to production order.
  • Ensures that correct color allocation reaches printing presses.
  • Stores plates on A-frame with job jackets/vinyls for distribution to pressroom.
  • Ensures materials needed for print production are delivered to the press along with plates.
  • Maintain daily logs to track errors and productivity.
  • Load unexposed printing plates in to imagesetter with as a team with coworker.
  • Remove and discard waste to disposal areas on a daily basis.
  • Monitors plateroom equipment & software to ensure peak performance.
  • Responsible for scheduling regular maintenance & repair.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Follow company safety requirements.
  • Comply with all company rules and regulations.

Required Skills

An individual in this position must be able to learn and demonstrate the following skills;

  • Operate and maintain imagesetter
  • Operate and maintain plate processor
  • Computer skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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