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Press Operator Lead

Company: Multi-Color Corporation
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Press Operator Lead is responsible for supporting the goals of the plant in the efficient operation of the printing machines, printing labels to specification and assuring that quality is being maintained in a consistent manner.

This is a technical and skilled position. This skilled position requires someone who is mechanically inclined who has previous offset press experience. This person should have solid printing-environment experience, strong math skills, good attendance, and a desire to grow their career with us.


  • Producing complex high value add wine and spirit labels with multiple embellishments
  • Assemble Job as per requirements (Job Record, Job Docket)
  • Check all components for the next job
  • Check with 2nd operator to ensure they checked off all components of the job preparation list
  • Make ready & run stock allocated to achieve specific quoted standards
  • Monitor job and 2nd operator while running
  • Ensure quality & quantity of job has been met and liaises with Re-roll department
  • Ensure the press area is maintained and up to 5S standards
  • Report any maintenance requirements to Team Leader and Maintenance
  • Coordinate and assist in wash-ups
  • Responsible for helping in training of 2nd Operators
  • Responsible for following Standard Operating Procedures
  • Coordinate duties between the 1st Operator & 2nd Operator
  • Produce a job record immediately after the customer has signed off, not at the end of the job
  • Fill out production sheet, press diary, production sheet, random. Strip outs on sheet with proper web #, roll #, and initials
  • Any alterations to the planning for next run to be discussed with Team Leader and Production Manager
  • Responsible for meeting standards in time and material (conversion rates)
  • Achieve the highest print quality with minimal waste
  • Responsible for time and material entries in MIS system (Radius SFDC)
  • Logging in into Make Ready, Good Run & Non-Charge Codes
  • Responsible for setting up, utilizing, and maintaining 100% label inspection system (AVT)

Benefits & Offerings:

  • Sign On Bonus Eligible
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flex Spending Account
  • 401k with Company Matching
  • Paid Holidays & Vacation and
  • Sick Leave Pay
  • Supplemental Insurances.
  • Shift Premium for 2nd & Night Shift
  • Highly Competitive Wages
  • Social Club Membership

Experience/Skills Required:

  • High school education or equivalent required
  • 3 or more years of experience as a Press Operator in the wine and spirit label printing is required.
  • Must be willing to work any shift with a shift change every quarter.
  • Ability to run press and assist press set-up, run, and clean-up
  • Ability to work with UV ink, solvents, and various print-shop chemicals
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with others (verbally and written form); seen as a team player
  • Ability to read and understand a job docket
  • Ability to input data in the computer
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay focused and follow instructions
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (up to 12 hours/day)
  • Must be able to relate to, work with, and influence as needed, people at all levels of the organization
  • Assertive and solution-focused
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude, team player


While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to:

  • Wear hearing, foot, eye and/or other personal protective equipment while in a manufacturing setting
  • Continually stand for prolonged periods; frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, climb and balance; moderate to frequent walking
  • Routinely use hands and fingers to handle, feel, grasp, and manipulate items; use hands and arms to reach for items in and around the press area; occasionally stoop or kneel while reaching
  • Frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds
  • Regularly push or pull objects up to 40 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities include – close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to distinguish color variations, and ability to adjust focus
  • Medium to loud noise environment ·Work flexible/varying schedules and hours as needed
  • Work overtime as required by workload and customer mandated deadlines

Multi-Color is one of the largest and most awarded label companies in the world, servicing segments such as Home & Personal Care, Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits and Consumer Durables. A true global leader, our state-of-the-art facilities operate in over 26 countries.

Our 10,000+ employees are guided by our core values: Integrity, Passion, Creativity, Perseverance and Achievement. These values constantly guide our interactions and decision making at Multi-Color!

About Our Company

Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. based Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), established in 1916, is a leader in global label solutions supporting a number of the world's most prominent brands including leading producers of home and personal care, wine and spirit, food and beverage and specialty consumer products. MCC serves international brand owners in North, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China with a comprehensive range of the latest label technologies in Pressure Sensitive, Cut and Stack, In-Mold, Shrink Sleeve and Heat Transfer. MCC employs approximately 2,700 associates across 28 operations globally and is a public company trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market Exchange (company symbol: LABL).

For additional information on Multi-Color, please visit

This job has been posted by TalentBoost on behalf of Multi-Color Corporation. TalentBoost is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of TalentBoostnot to discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


Keywords: Multi-Color Corporation, Petaluma , Press Operator Lead, Other , Petaluma, California

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