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Title:  Press Operator 2

Job ID:  1594

Secaucus, NJ, US

Category:  Manufacturing -- Pressroom

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Short Description

Set up, adjust, operate and maintain a Sheetfed or Web multi-color offset press, to print single-color, two-color, and/or multi-color work which includes large solids, screen tints, line and halftones with critical color values and registration requirements ranging from hairline to critical. Operate similarly situated equipment that applies a variety of non-ink based coatings to sheet stock, (Sheetfed Operations).  Review job specifications to determine the press setup according to the imposition of the run.  Perform all make-ready tasks such as hanging plates, examine plates for imperfections and checks for correct positioning of images, prepping blankets, adjusting tension and register etc.  Make necessary color corrections and/or press adjustments prior to production run to meet and maintain the quality specifications of the work. Clean, lubricate, and maintain the press, making minor repairs and replacing worn or broken parts as required. Performs periodic maintenance recommended by the manufacturer. Maintain accurate records, coordinate with supervisors regarding production issues and provide leadership to press team.

Physical Demands
Medium Work Job requires ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Occasionally (1/3 of time)
Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Constantly (Over 2/3 of time)

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, and/or Pulling, Reaching
Occasionally Lift/Carry 20 to < 50 pounds
Frequently Lift/Carry 10 to < 20 pounds
Reaching Frequently
Reaching Upwards Frequently

Sitting Occasionally
Standing Frequently
Walking Occasionally
Stooping Occasionally
Kneeling Not Present
Crouching Occasionally
Crawling Not Present
Climbing Not Present
Balancing Not Present
Talking Occasionally
Handling Frequently
Feeling Occasionally
Fingering Frequently
Keyboard Use Occasionally
Hearing Not Present
Near Acuity Frequently
Far Acuity Frequently
Depth Perception Frequently
Accommodation Occasionally
Color Vision Occasionally
Field of Vision Not Present

Working Conditions
Exposure to Weather Not Present
Extreme Cold Not Present
Extreme Heat Not Present
Wet and/or Humid Occasionally
Noise Intensity Level Very Loud
Vibration Not Present
Atmospheric Conditions Occasionally
Proximity to Moving Parts Occasionally
Exposure to Electrical Shock Not Present
Working in High Places Not Present
Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Occasionally
Other Environmental Conditions Not Present

See job responsibilities detailed in the job description.
Work Practices
Technical/Functional Skills

Requires thorough knowledge of offset printing procedures, materials and specifications, equipment, and safety requirements and skills to perform assignments.  Skill to read and understand job specifications and knowledge of press capabilities to determine the most appropriate press usage, press settings and materials needed to run the job successfully.  Skill to make a variety of difficult precise settings of controls, settings and adjustments, and to perform routine operational maintenance of equipment.  Skill in routine operational maintenance and minor repairs to equipment.  Knowledge of the appropriate amount of packing pressure needed to obtain the proper printing pressure for the type of job being run.    Skilled to read and understand job specifications and knowledge of press capabilities to determine the most appropriate press usage, press settings and materials needed to run the job successfully.

General Education and Work Requirements
Education Level Equivalent to 8th grade plus additional classes
Apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
Able to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric procedures in standard practical applications.
Able to read and interpret work instructions. Read safety rules, instructions in the use and maintenance of shop tools and equipment and methods and procedures in mechanical drawing and layout work. Able to communicate effectively in writing using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.
Specific Vocational Prep Over 2 years up to and including 4 years
Personal Protective Equipment over 2/3 of the time

The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Demands
General Learning Ability Medium
Verbal Aptitude Medium
Numerical Aptitude Medium
Spatial Aptitude Medium
Form Perception High
Clerical Perception Medium
Motor Coordination High
Manual Dexterity Medium
Finger Dexterity Medium
Eye-Hand-Foot Coord Low
Color Discrimination Medium
Perform A Variety of Duties Required
Attaining Precise Set Limits & Tolerances Required
Making Judgement and Decisions Required
Memory Frequently
Short Term Memory Frequently
Detailed Instruction Memory Occasionally
Sustained Concentration & Persistence
Short Instruction Carrying Out Frequently
Detailed Instruction Carrying Out Frequently
Concentration and Attention Frequently
Work Schedule Frequently
Work Routine Frequently
Work Distractions Occasionally
Work Decisions Frequently
Work Completion Frequently
Social Interaction
Public Interaction Frequently
Assignment Assistance Frequently
Work Review Occasionally
Peer Interaction Frequently
Work Behavior Occasionally
Adaptation to Change Frequently
Hazard Awareness Frequently
Travel Occasionally
Independent Planning Frequently

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark