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Feeder Operator: Multi-color, 40” or 28”

Key Tasks

 All feeders regardless of size or complexity of their equipment are expected to:

  • Load stock into the machine and keep the paper being fed in an efficient and productive manner

  • Set up the press per job and adhere to job specifications

  • Meet job schedules

  • Meet established quality metrics

  • Minimize spoilage

  • Provide daily and basic maintenance on machines

  • Operate machines in a safe manner

  • Keep work areas neat and clean

Feeders will generally work on a 40” or a 28” machine.  The larger machine (40”) generates more production, requires more watching and the potential of problems are greater. This job requires more physical activity than required of the operator.

Critical skills, knowledge, and behaviors


  • Able to proficiently run the assigned press in a productive and safe manner.

  • Proficient in basic computer skills (will log time in on jobs).

  • Abe to read, interpret and use visual instructions in order to perform required work, such as job tickets.

  • Demonstrates effective verbal communication skills.



  • Able to think logically and analytically in troubleshooting and solving problems.

  • Orientation towards producing quality work.

  • Proactive in anticipating and altering others to problems with projects or processes.

  • High detail orientation.

  • Takes initiative and needs little supervision.

  • Able to prioritize, organize tasks and time, and follow up.

  • Performs responsibilities efficiently and timely.

  • Able to juggle multiple requests and meet multiple deadlines.

  • Able to work well in a team environment and as part of a team.

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma

  • Feeder: prefer some background in the printing industry

  • Physical demands

  • Must be able to visually determine variances in color.

  • Physical movements including bending, stooping and lifting up to 50 pounds.

  • Will require long periods of standing.

  • A lot of up and down movement on steps for the press at different levels.

  • Must demonstrate manual dexterity to load paper into press.

Work environment

Work is performed in a production shop environment.  Heat and cold variances.  Exposure to commercial printing inks.