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Lead Envelope (Halm) Jet Press Operator

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 Envelope (Halm) Jet Press Operator 

Reports to: Press Manager 

FLSA Status: Non-exempt 

Department: Press 

Location/Shift: Burlingame, CA - First Shift 

 

Essential Function: 

The Lead Press Operator is responsible for the production of high-quality print jobs, that meet customer and company expectations, in a cost-effective manner while meeting strict deadlines, on one of several large printing presses. 

 

Experience: 

Minimum of 5 years’ experience running 2 and 5 color Halm envelope presses. 

 

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 ink densities using a handheld spectrophotometer and running color by eye. 

  • Ability to achieve proper registration, ink and water balance and maintain color balance throughout job 

  • Working knowledge of dot gain and proper trap on 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 set up press the most efficient way for production 

  • 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 Baldwin 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) 

 

Education:  

  • High school graduate/GED  

  • Any trade experience is a plus 

 

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