The Ovid Bell Press, Inc.
Job Description
We currently have an opening for a Night Shift 2nd Press Operator (6:00pm - 6:00am) 3 nights / week. Minimum of three years experience required on a 4-color heat set web press working as a 2nd or Lead pressman. 

This job is responsible for assisting the operator in the safe and efficient operation of the 4-color heat set web press.  This job is also responsible for providing ideas to improve quality (consistent conformance to customers' expectations 100% of the time.)

1.  Quickly and efficiently make ready the press including inspecting the job tickets, plates, and paper to accurately run the publication. Set-up folder to assure accurate folds and perform all other set-up procedures.
2.  Manages color registration and must assist with dot gain and color production.  Checks printed forms and compares them to proofs to assure proper imposition, and quality of prints.
3.  Monitors deliviered signatures to assure no defects; demonstraties knowledge of how to set-up stacker; monitors marks due to stacker of folder.
4.  Thoroughly cleans up the press including wash blankets and other areas of the press and pressroom which require cleaning.
5.  Has plate proofs and all supply items needed to keep press make readies going without delay.
6.  Performs preventative maintenance including lubrication, roller inspection and deglazing, new blanket preparations, etc.
7.  Performs all responsibilities and duties of the Web press operator as needed; (servies as backup operator)
8.  Accurately records real time data in collection terminals.
9.  Performs all other duties as assigned. 

1.  Reports to the 4-color web operator on a daily basis; may also receive daily instructions from the Press Working Foreman.
2.  Interacts daily with all web press crews.
3.  Works closely with all Working Foreman, Managers, and employees.  Interacts with customers that come in for press checks and the general public on tours.

This is an indoor job with adequate lighting, temperature control and ventilation.  Requires frequent computer usage and sensory demands (eyes).  Requires working at a fast pace to meet customer deadlines.  Requires exposure to fumes/odors, dust/dirt and loud noise.  Requires working in cramped/awkward spaces. 

Minimum of three years' experience required on a 4 color heat set web press working as a 2nd or Lead Pressman.  Must have the ability to communicate verbally and in writitng in the English language.  Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other,  including giving and recieving instructions.  Must have the ability to handle many tasks at one time with frequent interruptions.   Have the abillity to make arithmetic calculations and computations accurately.  Must have the ability to maintain moderately complex records.  Have a basic knowledge of computers.  Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision and demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills.  Must also have excellent work history and attendance record.  

Applications are take from 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday at the Ovid Bell Press, 1201 Bluff Street, Fulton, Mo 65251, or reumes may be faxed to 573-642-9383 or emailed to

The Ovid Bell Press, Inc. is an equal oppertunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmennt without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.   EOE
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