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Flexographic press operator

Mississauga - ON, Ontario,CANADA
Job ID
Tara Packaging INC.
Job Category
Printing & Publishing
Posting Date
August 13, 2019
Expiry date
September 13, 2020
$24.00 per hour



Flexographic press operator


Job details

  • Salary:  $24.00 / Hour

  • Employment groups: Youth, Visible minorities, Persons with disabilities, Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors

  • Terms of employment: Permanent, Full time 40 Hours / Week

  • Start date: As soon as possible

  • Employment conditions: Overtime, Early morning, Morning, Day, Evening, Shift, Weekend, Night, Flexible hours


Job requirements






Secondary (high) school graduation certificate



1 year to less than 2 years


Own Tools/Equipment

Tools, Steel-toed safety boots, Ear plugs


Security and Safety

Basic security clearance


Transportation/Travel Information

Public transportation is available, Own transportation


Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

Work under pressure, Physically demanding, Manual dexterity, Attention to detail, Hand-eye co-ordination, Ability to distinguish between colours, Standing for extended periods, Overtime required, Fast-paced environment


Work Location Information

Urban area


Work Site Environment

Noisy, Odours


Personal Suitability

Client focus, Excellent oral communication, Team player, Accurate, Flexibility, Effective interpersonal skills, Organized, Excellent written communication, Judgement, Reliability


Additional Skills

Prepare production schedules, Plan production methods, Estimate costs


Specific Skills

Mount plates or cylinders and make necessary adjustments, Fill ink fountains and control colour and viscosity, Set up press and operate at slow speed to check samples, Monitor regular press run for quality using computer control console, Remove and clean plates and cylinders at end of press run, Set up and adjust in-line binding and finishing equipment, Direct press crew to set up, operate and shut down press, Review job orders to determine job specifications such as production time, colour sequence and quantities required, and advise press crew of these specifications


Type of Press

Flexographic press


Work Setting

In-house printing or binding, Commercial or in-house printers


Additional Skills

Set up and operate flexographic printing press to print designs or lettering on rolls of flexible plastic film, paper and non-absorbent stock for use in making products, such as plastic, paper, or waxed paper bags and paper drinking cups.  Reads job order and mounts specific rubber plate and printing dies on cylinder, installs cylinder on shaft, and secures assembly in bed of press; Fills dye fonts with prescribed inks or dyes; May operate press equipped with laminator attachment to print and laminate polyethylene or cellophane sheeting; May operate press that prints, cuts, and folds paper stock to make paper napkins;

Able to pay close attention to details during the setup and printing processes proficient in color management, process control, troubleshooting and implementing corrective