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Press Operator

Company: Novolex Holdings, LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.


Sets up and operates flexographic printing press to print designs or lettering on rolls of paper for use in making butter, candy and confectionary and food service wrappers: Reads job order and mounts specified polymer plate cylinders on shaft, and secures assembly in bed of press. Attaches feed lines to chambered doctor blade system with prescribed inks. Moves levers to engage dye rolls, adjusting position of cylinder to print two or more colors without overlapping or smearing previously printed area. Inserts shaft through core of paper mill roll and secures roll on press in feed position. Splices end of roll to trailer sheet remaining in press, using tape, and threads paper to regulate roll tension and feed as directed. Starts press, adjusting speed, tension, and alignment of printing plate as necessary. Cuts sample of printed material from end of printed roll and inspects for imperfections, such as blurred or off-center impressions. Cleans photopolymer plate, cylinder, and inking system, and lubricates press as needed, using grease gun. Observes mechanical operation and indicating gauges, such as video web scanner, ammeter and air pressure gauges to ensure that specified operating levels are maintained and makes specified adjustments when malfunction occurs. Usually operates press in team with Waxer Operator on press equipped with waxer that coats paper by threading paper through waxer machine, and starts end of paper around rewind core. Splices breaks in paper, using tape. Removes rewound roll or sheets from machine with hoist, and pulls shaft from core by hand. Weighs, labels and marks printed/coated rolls and moves to Slitter area. Cleans press and work area, keeps daily time, production, and material usage reports, and regulates temperature of gas-fired drying units. Conforms to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Safe Quality Food (SQF) procedures and policies to assure wrappers are suitable for direct food contact.


Five or more years of hands on experience operating a web fed printing press or converting machine. Two years minimum experience as a flexographic press helper or operator.


High School diploma or G.E.D., mechanical aptitude, good color acuity/matching and knowledge of water based inks.

Career Level Required
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Experience Required
5+ to 7 Years

Education Required
High School or equivalent

Job Type

Job Status
Full Time

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

Novolex does not publicly post salary information on job boards.

Novolex is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Companys application process should contact Jamie Wells at


Keywords: Novolex Holdings, LLC, Chicago , Press Operator, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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