Lead Press Operators

Southeast Media is currently seeking experienced Lead Press Operators. Job duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Operate and maintain press and all auxiliary equipment while guiding crew to meet and exceed production standards while maintaining customer quality requirements.
    • Keep accurate records of all delay time during shift.
    • Adhere to all current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Know set-up and maintenance procedures for entire press
    • Ability to troubleshoot unit and folder problems with minimum delay time
    • Ability to troubleshoot reel and stacker problems with minimum delay time
    • Attain and maintain proper ink and water balance
    • Keep ongoing list of maintenance issues to be addressed during next scheduled maintenance, one list for all crews
    • Direct crew to specific duties during scheduled maintenance
    • Check and set rollers, change if necessary
    • Communicate with Managers on any problems developing to help determine the best time to correct and prioritize
    • Read entire job ticket; special instructions, ink colors, paper brand, basis weight, etc.
    • Perform needed maintenance during any delay time
    • Knowledge of post folder equipment and proper set up
    • Monitor and maintain constant ink densities per customer specifications
    • Attend all Operators meetings
    • Generate constant feeling of urgency, when press is down, to maintain production requirements
    • Continue learning new and improved processes to achieve increased production
    • Work safely while demanding your crew to work safely
    • Responsible for promoting, enforcing and sustaining Safety and Lean programs and look for ways to improve the operation
    • Responsible for the ongoing training and development of other Pressroom personnel and assisting
    • Managers in documenting and improving procedures and processes by offering ideas and suggestions
    • Assist Managers in providing feedback for employee evaluations
    • Facilitate teamwork on crews and between shifts
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • 3+ Years Press experience
    • Able to lift and move 50 pounds or more repeatedly
    • Able to stand for 12 hours
    • Detailed knowledge of offset printing process
    • Ability to read, write and perform math operations
    • Ability to distinguish colors accurately
    • Ability to apply written and verbal instructions for machine set-up
    • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Ability to interact and guide crew members
    • Must demonstrate reliability through attendance, punctuality and ability to stay in work area
    • Must be able to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors
    • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude. Ability to work overtime as needed

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]