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Printing Press Operator

Central Bedeque, PE · Manufacturing
PEI Bag Company has an opportunity for Printing Press Operator. The Printing Press Operator is responsible for all tasks associated with safely producing printed roll stock for both our paper bag machines and/or for finished goods being sent direct to customer.  Using two central impression drum water-based flexographic printing presses, we print on paper roll stock to produce food grade packaging for the agriculture and dry goods industries.

Who You’ll Be Working With:
We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the key ingredient that makes our company stronger.  The people who stay with us have these key traits: integrity, great work ethic, and they value the sense of community we’ve built at the PEI Bag Company since 1935.  
In a recent employee survey, 95% of our employees indicated they enjoyed their work!

What You’ll Do:
  • Mixing of water based flexographic inks and fill ink fountains.
  • Clean ink fountains, plates, printing cylinders and printing machine as required.
  • Secure printing plates to printing units.
  • Load presses with paper and make necessary adjustments, according to paper size.
  • Start presses and analyze proofs to check for ink coverage, density, alignment, and registration.
  • Maintain printing presses in good running order by making minor repairs, replacement of consumable parts and working with maintenance department to resolve machine problems.
  • Collect and inspect random samples during print runs to identify any necessary adjustments.
  • Monitor and adjust ink viscosity, flow rates and other ink performance criteria.
  • Change press plates, or cylinders as required for quality or dimension changes.
  • Examine job orders to determine quantities printed, paper stock, colors, or special instructions.
  • Feed paper through machine, press cylinders and adjust feed and tension controls.
  • Input production job settings into workstation terminals that control automated printing systems.
  • Monitor automated press operation systems and respond to fault, error, or alert messages.
  • Direct or monitor work of press helper.
  • Maintain time or production records.
  • Monitor environmental factors, such as humidity and temperature, that may impact equipment performance and make necessary adjustments.
  • Monitor inventory, ordering or requesting additional supplies, as necessary.
  • Set up or operate auxiliary equipment, such as trimming/cutting and plate-mounting, machines.
  • Other duties as assigned by Team Leader or supervisor.

Work Environment:
The physical environment requires the employee to move in a fast-paced indoor manufacturing environment.  Frequently required to use personal protective equipment for safety precaution.  Must be able to pay attention to detail. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Stand for extended periods of time and bend, crouch, or kneel as may be required to repair equipment.

What We Offer
  • Starting pay at $18/hour and $19.08/hour after probation. Progression beyond the fully trained rate is based on performance in the role.
  • Safe indoor workplace, clothing allowance, and great work hours
  • More stable job through an economic downturn
  • Benefits package with medical, dental, defined contribution pension plan, and employee assistance programs (eligibility requirements apply)
  • Job-specific training is provided
  • More opportunity for growth as new skills are learned
Hours of work are Monday to Friday.  Weekends and overnights off!

This position will work one of two shifts:
6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; or
2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  
Some overtime may be required based on production demands.
What We’re Looking For
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  •  Demonstrates safe work behaviours and follow safety policies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions, work with minimal supervision 
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Self-motivated with the willingness to stick to tasks that may be repetitive in nature
  • Strong attention to detail and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Where You Can Find Us
PEI Bag Company manufacturing plant is located in Central Bedeque (PEI). We are 15-minutes from Borden, Kensington, Summerside and 30-minutes from Cornwall and Tyne Valley.
For more information about PEI Bag Company visit us here.
How to Apply and Next Steps
Please apply online only.

You will receive an email notification that your CV or resume has been received.
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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