Lead Press Operator

Burlingame, CA
Full Time


Lahlouh’s business model is built on solving end to end supply chain problems not simply processing transactional print orders. Lahlouh is a partner that focuses on developing collaborative, comprehensive solutions that endeavor to meet all the communication needs of our clients’ dynamic and evolving marketplaces.

Lahlouh's mission is to provide the highest quality, most cost-effective business communications solutions available.


Core capabilities include:


• Sheet-fed offset print                                               • Fulfillment / Distribution logistics

• Dynamic digital print                                                • Packaging Design

• Mailing                                                                  • Marketing promotions

• Full service bindery and assembly                              • Promotions

• Online Solutions


Position:                Lead Press Operator

Reports to:            Press Manager

FLSA Status:          Non-exempt

Department:          Press

Location/Shift:       Burlingame, CA


Essential Function:

The Lead Press Operator, working in conjunction with the Press Feeder, assists in the production of high quality printing jobs, to meet customer and company expectations, in a cost-effective manner while meeting strict deadlines, on one of several large printing presses.



          Minimum of 5 years’ experience running a 6-color press with aqueous coating (Heidelberg Press experience preferred).


Job Duties and General Expectations:

  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude and ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Communicate effectively with manufacturing personnel
  • Have basic knowledge of computers (knowledge of PSI is a plus)
  • Keep accurate and complete daily records for data collection
  • Meet company and departmental standards, including: Customer Requirements, Compliance, Safety, Quality, etc.
  • Follow Lahlouh ISO Quality Procedures and Work Instructions, and complete forms and checklists as necessary
  • Follow Lahlouh policies outlined in the company handbook
  • Work overtime and weekends, as business needs dictate
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Attend department and company meetings
  • Assist in training new and temporary employees



Position Specific Skills & Competencies:


  • Complete understanding of LAB values and image control via color scanning device
  • Ability to achieve proper registration, ink and water balance and maintain color balance throughout job
  • Working knowledge of dot gain, proper trap, inks and coatings and how they work with a multitude of substrates
  • An understanding of plate curves and how they affect the CT in ¼ tone, mid tone and ¾ tone values
  • Ability to retrieve JDF files, and to preset the CPC 2000 and set up press the most efficient way
  • Good eye for color and be able to match proofs
  • Knowledge and ability to hang blankets and plates, and to pack press properly
  • Knowledge of the Alcolor Water System and Vario Roller Hickey Picking System
  • Working knowledge of the Technotrans Cooling and Water System
  • Be able to work at a high production rate in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds regularly and 75 pounds on occasion
  • Ability to operate motorized pallet jack and/or forklift (certification may be required)



  • High school graduate/GED
  • Any trade experience is a plus



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