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Print Production Setup Technician, 2nd shift-Independence, MO. Full time with benefits!

Location: Independence
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelEntryJob LocationIndependence, MO - Independence, MOPosition TypeFull TimeEducation LevelHigh SchoolTravel PercentageNoneJob ShiftSecondJob CategorySkilled Labor - TradesJob dutiesAt Fortis Solutions Group, we create outstanding labeling and packaging solutions for our customers. We are one of the country's largest label converters serving customers nationwide from our 13 locations. As a member of the Fortis Family you will be part of a great team that seeks to deliver industry-leading quality and service in every facet of our business. As a Fortis employee you will experience a work environment that is fun, fast-paced, inclusive and friendly. In addition to our great benefits package, Fortis is proud of our profit sharing plan which provides quarterly bonuses to all eligible employees. Average profit share bonus is $1,200 per employee, per year. Hard working employees are rewarded with opportunities for further skill development and promotions. If you're just looking for a "paycheck" this isn't the company for you. However, if you want to work in a collaborative environment where you can learn, grow and contribute to the success of your company then please, apply today! Fortis is proud to have remained open as an essential business, delivering critical products to our local communities throughout the pandemic and is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees.As the Press Set-Up Technician you will be responsible for mounting plates, pulling dies, making and staging inks, cleaning press parts and anilox, and assisting the press operator by setting up jobs on press as time allows. You will be trained to learn the press operation so you can fill in for breaks and time off. *Exceptional candidates may be trained as an apprentice for eventual promotion to their own press. Requirements include at least 1 year of experience in a printing/packaging or manufacturing environment or strong mechanical inclination. Prior experience, education or knowledge of flexographic printing is desired, but not required.Scheduled shift is Monday through Friday, from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. Scheduling adjustments & occasional overtime and are possible depending on business needs. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Review daily schedule and gather required press plates, dies, doctor blades, and cylinders per the ticket specification. Verify the plate numbers match the job ticket.Utilize the press staging cart to stay one job ahead on each press. Items staged on the press staging cart include:The job jacket with job ticket.Press plates mounted on cylinders with print rods inserted (if applicable).Mag dies mounted to the mag cylinders. * Assist the press operator by installing cylinders, doctor blades, and mag dies onto the press itself. Focus on ways to assist the press operator to set up the press as efficiently as possible.During the job run, assist press operator with troubleshooting any issues, to include dies, cleaning and remounting press plates, and refilling UVs and inks as necessary.Learn press operation to be able to fill in for breaks and time off.Communicate with the Ink Technician and Warehouse Material Handler as necessary to ensure the required ink and paper are provided during long job runs where ink or paper may run out.Communicate with Press Operator, Shift Supervisor, and/or Production Manager regarding any issues or problems with supplies. Keep plenty of supplies on hand. Utilize kanban systems as needed on high usage items.Maintain the work area and machines in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed policies and safety regulations.Additional duties as required.QualificationsThe right person for this role will possess the following:Education and Experience:High School diploma or equivalent.At least one year manufacturing experience, press or printing experience or related production experience preferred.Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills.Ability to read work tickets and interpret written information to provide the proper supplies to the pressAbility to do basic math and measurements.Must be proactive and detail oriented to catch problems or inconsistencies and bring them to management's attention.Be careful and respectful of high dollar press tooling.Good organization skills to manage multiple different labels each day.Should be mechanically inclined to grasp the basics of press setup and operation.Supervisory Responsibilities:NoneTraining Requirements:Willing to attend required training courses or sessions related to the job as assigned.Physical Demands:Lifting, standing, crouching, stair climbing with a load, and associated repetitive tasks.Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.Pass a pre-employment drug test and subject to random drug screening.Work Environment:Regular exposure to dust and noise in the production environment.Warehouse temperatures may be influenced by outside temperatures.Regular skin and clothing exposure to ink, UVs, varnishes, and detergents.Personal Protective Equipment:Safety toe shoes and glasses are highly recommended on the production floor.Reasons you'll love working with us:Health and safety are a top priority at every location. We continue to take all CDC-recommended precautions in our buildings, to keep people healthy. This includes wearing masks, social distancing, limited visitation from outside vendors, enhanced cleaning protocol and daily wellness check-ins by all employees.Career development: All of our entry-level employees receive training in our unique manufacturing processes. Many go on to learn specialized industry skills and become leaders across our facilities. See where your Fortis journey can take you!Earnings stability: You can expect a competitive wage and reliable paycheck when you work for Fortis Solutions Group. As you learn and grow your wage will grow with you.Flexible hours: Choose from multiple available shifts that work best for your personal needs.Benefits: All full-time employees are eligible to enroll in company benefits after just 30 days of continuous employment. Our generous benefit offerings include:Medical, Dental, VisionShort and Long-term disabilityLife insuranceTuition reimbursementPaid time offPaid holidays401k with company match (90 day eligibility)Quarterly profit-sharing bonus (all non-management employees)Annual Holiday bonus (based on annual company performance metrics)Relocation assistance (Select positions)Fortis Solutions Group is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and therefore, do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Keywords: FORTIS SOLUTIONS GROUP LLC, Independence , Print Production Setup Technician, 2nd shift-Independence, MO. Full time with benefits!, Other , Independence, Missouri

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