Offset Printing Operator - Sheet Fed

All About Us

Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.

Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America?s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products,?seeks an?experienced Printing Pressman to?join our thriving Folding Carton Team in Kingston Springs, TN. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Off-Set Printing and experience with Sheet Fed?Presses. This position requires a candidate that is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is looking to learn and grow with our company. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.

With over 4,000 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.

We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.? We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:

  • Employee assistance programs ? this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members

  • Tobacco-free campuses

  • Health and wellness tools

  • Comprehensive benefit package?

All About The Role

Position Summary: Responsible for the overall quality of printing jobs as assigned, in addition to preventative care and maintenance to assigned equipment.



  • Reports to the shift supervisor and Printing Manager.

  • Serves as the Lead for the press crew.

  • Check & run to production schedule.

  • Read job bag & work order, confirm size, style and copy information.

  • Get printing plates, die vinyl, and color target.

  • Check coating plate. Pack and/or make any necessary revisions.

  • Set up press to sheet specs

  • Set up ink rotation.

  • Ink up press and rollers. Register plates.

  • Check copy.

  • Check die vinyl and final position print to cut.

  • Get UPC okay

  • Get color ok, signature from shift supervisor.

  • Test coating viscosity.

  • Assist with wash-up, wash blankets, gum plates, etc.

  • Train 2nd pressman operator & floater

  • Knowledge of Job Hazard and Lockout procedure.

  • Perform quality checks a minimum of one sheet per load is to be checked. Recheck printed loads on the floor for quality defects, especially coating issues. Tag loads when defects are found.

  • Ability to adjust and monitor color on press.

  • Ability to use spectrodensitometer and explain readings.

  • Perform basic press maintenance.

  • Responsible for press housekeeping.

  • Comply with plant safety and PPE requirements.

  • Complete production reports and hourly management reports.

  • Report all food safety and quality problems to supervisor.

  • Associate is responsible to keep their work area clean, empty trash and sweep daily.

  • All other duties as assigned.

All About You


  • Experience as a Feeder and 2nd Pressman.

  • Ability to read basic measurement tools such as calipers, micrometers and tape measures.

  • Knowledge of coating and inks.

  • Strong leadership and the ability to take initiative.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills with ability to provide hands on training

  • Ability to obtain a valid tow motor license and pass tow motor exam.

  • Ability to pass Isochromatic color vision test yearly.


  • Lifting from floor to waist up to 35 lbs. frequently, able to bend, squat, step up steps to press platform

  • Pushing/pulling using manual pallet jack to move pallets (Av. 1000lbs, 55? high) of paperboard

  • Manufacturing environment, noisy at times (hearing protection required), heated and cooled


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