Press General Worker, Day Shift PORTLAND

Job Title

Press General Worker

Job Description


Signature Graphics is a locally-owned, full-service heatset and coldset commercial printer with direct mail advertising and graphic design businesses located in Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington with a total of approximately 180 employees. Since opening in 1984, Signature has become one of the largest printers in the Pacific Northwest, and we are currently looking for Press General Workers/Press Joggers to help with organizing and stacking freshly printed items as they come off the press.


The Press General Worker/Press Jogger helps to maintain the efficiency of the press by effectively organizing and stacking freshly printed items as they come off the press.


Takes daily direction from Press Lead Operator for daily instructions
Prepares press area by emptying all garbage cans before and after shift, filling all solvent and blanket wash bottles, setting out clean rags and dispose of dirty ones in appropriate containers, wiping down area before and after shift
Reads and familiarizes oneself with the job ticket and the skid tags
Verifies bundle counts, turns, and proper stacking configuration
Sets out proper skids and proper cardboard
Removes printed papers or folded signatures from delivery unit of web printing press
Flexes stacks of papers between hands and jog into square alignment
Stacks into precise alignment on pallet for removal to another area
Cleans and maintains delivery equipment following daily/weekly schedules
Sets up delivery equipment according to Operators instructions and information from the job ticket
Uses tying machine when needed
Complies with all safety requirements
Notifies Press Lead Operator immediately of any problems relating to the equipment or its operation
Makes minor repairs and adjustments to the equipment when needed

Compensation: Non-exempt (hourly) wage

Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account (FSA), paid time off (PTO), 401(k) plan

Basic Qualifications

Must follow safety guidelines at all times
Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check
Basic proficiency in English

Other Duties

Other duties as assigned including quality control and cleaning of work area
Day shift, with some overtime needed to support production deadlines and unanticipated events.