Printing Press Operator

Printing Press Operator

Rogers, MN \ Full-time

ARS is a growing direct mail company whose vision is to anticipate the needs of all our clients through powerful customer service. We offer a competitive earnings package. Your enthusiasm and abilities will be recognized and rewarded.


Job Summary:

The main function of the Press Operator position is to make ready and operate a multi-unit, web-fed rotary press to print letters, pamphlets, brochures, labels, periodicals and any other product able to be produced on the scheduled press, according to written specifications. Experience with a RDP and Didde Web Press is a plus!


Hours: 12 hour shifts  |  6:00 PM – 6:00 AM  |  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Locks printing plates on printing cylinder and threads loose end of paper supply roll through and around rollers to cutter or re-winder.
  • Inspects printed material visually after registration or position printing and re-adjusts guides and controls to rectify spacing errors.
  • Adjusts feed controls to rotate cylinder into position where plate locking mechanism is accessible.
  • Re-threads paper through press if web breaks and re-adjusts tension rollers.
  • Inspects printed material visually during production and re-adjusts controls to correct irregular ink distribution, faulty cuts or folds.
  • Replace cutting blades, worn or damaged ink rolls and fills ink wells.
  • Cleans, inspects, and lubricates moving parts of press.
  • May supervise and instruct press helpers.
  • May load supply rolls of paper in press at beginning and during run.
  • Processes press wash-ups as needed.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and maintain a clean work environment.



  • Must have good written and verbal English skills.
  • A positive, professional attitude and attention to detail is required.
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have 2 years experience.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Must be able to work with little or no direct supervision.
  • Must work well both individually and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to bend, twist and lift up to 70 lbs.