Digital Press Operator

There is an opening for a Digital Press Operator within the Stationery Division located in North Adams, which reports to the Value Stream Manager. This is a 2nd shift position (2:30 pm to 11:00 pm) and is being posted due to business needs.

The Digital Press Operator fulfills personalized orders by operating a digital printer. Additional responsibilities include the operation of a clicker, cutter, drill, and spectrophotometer.

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to read, write, keep neat and accurate records, and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Must be a proficient operator of the most advance digital printing equipment
  • Must be qualified for advanced maintenance on digital equipment (as determined by manufacturers)
  • Proficient computer user, ideally familiar with both Windows and Mac OSX environment. Prefer experience with graphics software (e.g. Quark, InDesign, Photoshop).
  • Comprehensive understanding of printing process as well as paper and ink characteristics.
  • Must understand basics of pre-press and color management
  • Strong mechanical aptitude – able to perform all routine maintenance and troubleshooting for complex digital presses. This includes operation of test equipment, removal, troubleshooting and repair of mechanical and electrical assemblies
  • Ability to perform clerical and arithmetic skills; must be able to compute basic math problems
  • Communicates well with peers, team leaders & management both verbally and in writing
  • Able to solve problems independently
  • Acceptable color vision
  • Ability to travel for up to 1 week for necessary training.
  • Must be willing to work any shift and overtime as needed
  • Must have maintained a good safety and attendance record with proven work performance in the past
  • Medical certification will be required to ensure the physical capabilities of job performance

Job Responsibilities:

  • Set-up and manage access to job information through both PC and Macintosh networks. Use prepress file management, RIP and print queue software as required
  • Preflight job for digital printing and verify order matches traveler. Work with prepress area to ensure optimal performance at digital printing
  • Ensure that image color is acceptable and make modifications as required. Use spectrophotometer / densitometer as needed
  • Assure that the job is consistent with quality standards. This includes copy positioning, cleanliness of the stock, and ensuring there are no print defects
  • Scan work through the ERP system as required for inventory management and productivity measurement. Oversee production / quality data collection for digital area and produce reports as required
  • Carry out advanced operator maintenance: weekly / monthly inspection & cleaning; replace operator replaceable parts as instructed by equipment manufacturers
  • Monitor / replace press chemicals in accordance with machine maintenance & company safety requirements
  • Troubleshoot problems with digital printing equipment. Contact equipment maintenance providers to report issues and schedule repairs
  • Perform daily (or other periodic) color calibration routines
  • Keep a log of routine maintenance, calibration and repairs / replacements made on digital equipment. Monitor / log maintenance carried out by equipment service providers
  • Assist in implementation of new digital print technology (hardware and software) and train others where required
  • Must be willing to move up through the lines of progression
  • Must be willing to work in any Company area or location as needed
  • Must be able to travel overnight for extended periods of time for training purposes
  • Must be willing to work any shift and overtime as needed
  • Must provide and maintain a permanent phone number where you can be reached in the event of a business need
  • Adhere to Company safety policies and procedures, assuring good judgment and care are exercised for the prevention of accidents and personal injury
  • Follow the basic "Employee Responsibilities" for conduct that applies to all employees of Crane & Co., Inc.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check, and have a signed Company Confidentiality Agreement on file in the Human Resources Department.

Please send resume and cover letter to

Crane & Co.
Attn: Employment Specialist