• Press Operator - Manual & Automatic

  • Alley Cat Designs
  • Dayton, Ohio
Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
1 - 3 years
Benefit Insights
Paid Time Off
401(k)
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Job Description

Alley Cat Designs Inc. is one of the region’s largest providers of custom-designed apparel in the Miami Valley. Our mission is to provide the finest, quality screen printing and embroidery products, graphic design, and ad specialty services to our clients. Alley Cat has spent more than 25 years serving the Dayton communities as well as other communities around the globe; many of our first clients are still clients. We are proud to have the opportunity to work with hundreds of businesses, school districts, sports and dance teams, and non-profit organizations. Customer satisfaction is our main priority.

We are looking to hire a talented press operator with an eye for detail to oversee our company’s screen-printing process. You will be responsible for creating the printing design pattern, mixing the correct ink colors, loading the screen onto the printer, producing the final printed articles, and cleaning the machine after each batch. To ensure success as a press operator, you should be able to stand for long hours, be comfortable with manual labor, and have excellent hand-eye coordination.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operates Press for screen print jobs, responsible for setting up press correctly.
  • Adjusts press/machine to meet specific client specifications
  • Monitors prints for correct registration and color.
  • Ensures accuracy and quality of print on each item.
  • Responsible for scheduled maintenance on presses and other equipment.
  • Calls attention to, and helps resolve, any mistakes or potential issues with the print process.
  • Inspects finished products to ensure they meet specifications.
  • Ensures production schedule is a priority and deadlines are met.
  • Assists production staff with dryer and folding/packaging of orders as needed.
  • Maintains an orderly workplace, cleaning it daily.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • At least 2 years of experience required
  • Ability to print on a Manual or Automatic Press
  • Ability to Load/Unload/Catch on an Automatic press
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Word, Outlook, and Teams) and Project Management software.
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Shows initiative and prioritizes projects
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Work in a fast-paced environment
  • Adhere to deadlines
  • Dependability and professionalism

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Screen Coating, Burning & Reclaiming a plus
  • Familiarity with mixing custom pantones according to the formula recipe
  • Familiarity with heat transfer application
  • Ability to tape, set-up & register screen or ability to assist

Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience. Two years of experience is required.
Normal business hours 8:30-4:30 pm. Monday to Friday (occasional Saturday work as well).
Bi-weekly pay periods.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing this job's duties, the team member must sit, walk; stand for up to seven (7) hours at a time; use hands to handle objects; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, talk, and hear.
  • The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The job's specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This role also requires the ability to hear.
  • While performing this job's duties, the team member is exposed to a noise level that is usually moderate.

Alley Cat Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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