1st Pressman

SG360, a Segerdahl Company

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Broadview, IL

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

$2,500 Hiring Bonus

Job Title:         1st Pressman

Department:    Pressroom

Reports To:     Plant Manager

SG360° is currently hiring a full-time 1st Pressman in our Pressroom department located in Broadview, Illinois.  

Opportunity to learn and grow in the print industry.   

Benefits include paid time off, holiday pay, union health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program, short-term and long-term disability, wellness program and 401k including employer match. Weekly paycheck!

Come join our team!


JOB SUMMARY:   Performs manual and machine operator tasks and directs the press crew in the set up, maintenance and operation of a web offset press.



  1. Responsible for overall press operation, product quality, routine maintenance and housekeeping.
  2. Reads instructions from the job jacket, sets up and directs the work of the press crew.
  3. Produce and approve preliminary make-ready; after final approval, direct press operation to meet customer specifications.
  4. Inform press crew of job specifications and production requirements; verify all measurements, packing, ink, film, plates, ink tack, PH levels, web temperatures, etc.
  5. Recognize and eliminate printing problems such as picking, piling, ghosting, poor ink trapping, register, etc.; correct deficiencies and monitor safe press operations including proper guarding.
  6. Train press crews in work skills; aid them to improve their competency by cross-training during press set-up and operations.
  7. Demonstrate mechanical competency with the inking, dampening, printing units, feeder, inline, and delivery systems and controls
  8. Develop work improvements and procedures; solve problems as needed; report needed repairs; recommend equipment needs to Plant Manager; perform maintenance and housekeeping functions.
  9. Demonstrate technical competencies with color, quality, paper, ink, blankets and fountain solution
  10. Use measuring accessories such as blanket gauge, densitometer, durometer, PH meter packing gauge, or micrometer as needed.
  11. Responsible for quality of ink jet imaging including position and synchronization.
  12. Effectively communicate with crew and supervisors.

JOB SKILLS: * Basic math, measurement, mechanical, statistical process control, communication, interpersonal, and problem solving.   Proper use of hand and portable power tools.


JOB KNOWLEDGE: * Complete understanding of workflow, laws, regulations and policies, printing press operations, printing system components, printing instruments and tools and printing substrates and materials.


EDUCATION & TRAINING: High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Trade, vocational, Chicago Graphic Arts Institute and equipment manufacturer training.   Safety training as required by OSHA regulations, operation of Segerdahl Data Collection System, and all documents used at press.  On-the-job training for operation, set-up and maintenance of all press systems, auxiliary equipment and in-line equipment. 

EXPERIENCE: Five to ten years in a web printing facility.  2nd pressman experience.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift 50 pounds.  Able to stand for eight to twelve hours daily.