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3rd Shift Digital Press Operator

ABS Graphics Itasca, IL

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Job Title: 3rd Shift Digital Press Operator

Department: Digital Pressroom

Reports to: EPP/Digital/Large Format Manager

General Description

Operation of digital press equipment for production of large format, high quality, critical color product

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Arrive at work station at or before start of shift
• Set-up and run all jobs that require digital printing
• Follow job assignments and review instructions, plan work and responsibilities for the job or project to ensure customer
specification compliance
• Follow and execute schedule set by the Prepress Manager
• Perform file set-up when applicable e.g. dimension, color correction, or substrate
• Create specified print material, maintain the printing equipment and keep inventory appropriately stocked
• Operate and maintain the printing machines that they use, which may involve either hardware or software repair, depending upon
the situation. Operators are responsible for contacting service technicians for the machines they run
• Digital presses require materials to be stocked in order to operate efficiently. Operators will need to order and stock ink, house
substrates, and maintenance components as appropriate. Use stock ordering schedules to keep up with work deadlines
• Adhere to strict quality control and standard operating procedures, including color or image quality correction as appropriate
• Operators are required to sign and include a quality checklist with each and every job produced
• Troubleshoot equipment problems, remedy or repair where applicable, and notify lead cutter or manager as needed
• Maintain established schedules and prioritize work and proofs to meet deadline requirements and to maximize print efficiencies
• Must be able to respond quickly and calmly to rapidly changing client needs
• Work closely among shifts, and with other departments, to ensure smooth production flow
• Complete and maintain all required administrative documentation e.g. records, logs, time sheets etc.
• Operate the Kongsberg iCut large format die cutting machine
• Light operation of small guillotine cutter, scoring, and folding equipment for proof creation and small jobs
• Contribute to a safe working environment and be able to work with others, must be able to follow direction and also be
• Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations such as the use of required PPE (Personal Protective
Equipment) e.g. gloves, hearing protection etc.
• Maintain departmental housekeeping standards
• All other duties as assigned


• Minimum 3 years experience within a commercial digital, color critical print environment running digital devices including Inca
Onset, Fuji Uvistar, and Xerox iGen presses
• Strong proficiency and experience with EFI Fiery and ColorGate RIP's preferred
• Understanding of grand and small digital format
• Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required
• Administrative proficiency, outstanding organizational skills and detail orientated imperative
• Physical dexterity:
- Ability to stand 8 or more hours daily
- Extensive lifting, bending, twisting and stretching
- Frequently lift and handle average-weight material and up to 50lbs
- Ability to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
• The ability to read, comprehend and interpret job specifications and work instructions
• Work in a fast paced environment with tight deadline requirements
• Overtime required as needed

ABS Graphics

Why Work Here?

Terrific compensation with benefits to match. We take care of our team. Consistent, challenging work with room to grow.

Over the past 30 years, ABS has grown to over 100 highly-valued employees and now operates out of an 130,000 sq. ft. building in the western suburbs of Chicago. Today, ABS is at the forefront of print and communication workflow technology and is fully equipped to provide a distinctive service to large organizations with both simple and complex communication programs. We are always looking for dynamic, creative, hard-working individuals to become a part of our ABS team. We are proud of the expertise we offer our clients through our knowledgeable and skilled employees; we would appreciate learning more about you and your interest in joining our team. ABS is pleased to offer competitive compensation and benefit packages which includes 401(K).
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