Press Operator

Signature Graphics, Inc.

Location Portland, Oregon
Website http://www.signature-graphics.com/

Posted October 20th

Signature Graphics is a locally-owned, full-service heatset and coldset commercial printer with direct mail advertising and graphic design businesses located in NE Portland, Oregon with approximately 160 employees. Since opening in 1984, Signature has become one of the largest printers in the Pacific Northwest, and we are currently looking for Press Operators to operate our Cold- and Heatset Web Offset Printing presses on both Day and Night Shifts.

DAY SHIFT: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
NIGHT SHIFT: 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.


The Press Operator operates the Cold- and Heatset Web Offset Printing presses with make-readies, running press equipment operations, performing quality control functions and enforcing the safety rules. This position is a leadership role and will assist in directing the work the work activities of the press crew members to ensure productivity, quality and safety goals are met. This position also MUST have at least 5 years of experience on multiple web, four-color coldset press and thorough knowledge of Web Press printing processes.


Gives daily instructions to the Second Press Operator
Examines job tickets, gathers any information or instruction to produce a quality product in compliance with job specifications and timelines
Prepares press in an efficient and timely manner
Installs Plates and Blankets efficiently
Observes press operation to detect machine malfunctions
Examines printed copy, adjust ink and water settings for ink density and accurate color match to proofing materials
Makes web alignment / compensator and registration adjustments for proper position on paper
Helps manage paper waste to reasonable levels
Checks all skid tags and check off sheets for any missing information
Verifies quantities, bundle counts, turns, and proper stacking configuration
Communicates any pertinent information to the Second Press Operator on the following shift
Follows all directions and quality control procedures that have been established by Signature Graphics either written or verbal, as to the operation of the equipment and the quality of the final product
Performs general press maintenance and makes minor repairs and adjustments to the equipment when needed

Compensation: Non-exempt (hourly) wage

Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account (FSA), paid time off (PTO), 401(k) plan

Basic Qualifications:

Must follow safety guidelines at all times
Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check
Basic proficiency in English

Other duties as assigned including quality control and cleaning of work area
Night shift, with some overtime needed to support production deadlines and unanticipated events


To be considered for this position, please visit the web address below to apply and upload your resume and/or cover letter:


All resumes and applications will be held in the strictest of confidence. Applications will not be considered if not complete. PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS. SIGNATURE GRAPHICS CANNOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED RESUMES. AN APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY POSITION(S) LISTED ON OUR CAREERS WEBSITE.

Employment Policies:

Signature Graphics, Mailbox Merchants and Kobalt Design Group are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, among other things or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Signature Graphics, Kobalt Design and Mailbox Merchants participate in E-Verify. EEO/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disabled