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Printing Press Operator - Archive

Classification:  C2441
Department:Printing and Mailing Services
Salary:$20.06 - $25.61 Per Hour
o Printing and Mailing Services at the University of Oregon invites applications for a part-time (.5 FTE) Printing Press Operator.
o This is a classified position represented by the Teamsters Union.
o University of Oregon positions that are at least half-time are eligible for excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, and tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick and vacation leave.
o This recruitment is open to any applicant who meets the qualifications listed below.


... completion of apprenticeship in large or small sheet-fed press and bindery operation; OR
... journey-level, sheet-fed press and bindery operation experience for a large printing plant.

Training and/or experience must show: a) knowledge of the set up operation, maintenance and repair of large and small presses; b) knowledge of the characteristics and interaction of papers, inks, dryers, etc.; c) skill in the set up, operation and control of multicolor and/or special press runs; d) knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures for related equipment; e) skill in the setup, operation and control of all bindery functions and equipment; and f) experience in customer relations.

Position requires journeyman level experience with Heidelberg, Miehle, Ryobi, or other related lithographic offset presses; thorough understanding of paper types and weights, ink properties, and fountain solutions; experience on a variety of models of production bindery equipment and other technical aspects of printing operations; ability to work in an environment of ever-changing deadlines; ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Position requires valid driver's license and good driving record.

Position is subject to criminal background check.


This position operates lithographic presses, running single, multi, and four-color process jobs of varying sizes and papers. Duties include:
... reviewing individual job orders to determine specifications, consulting with supervisor as necessary; setting up press for different sizes and thickness of paper, making proper adjustments on feedboard and delivery areas; mixing ink and pressing wash-ups when changing to new ink color; running sheet sizes up to 20" x 28", single or multiple color jobs ensuring proper registration and inking; printing on a wide variety of paper stocks; making job quality assessments consulting with a supervisor as necessary; maintaining accurate records of time and production.
... working in Bindery on various equipment, including cutting, folding, stitching, and punching; making plates utilizing a direct-to-plate system through a digital file queue; filing plate jackets and retrieving pickup plates from filing cabinet; performing minor repair involving adjustment and replacement of parts, including periodic lubrication and maintenance of press.


Requires ability to stand for an entire shift operating equipment, occasional lifting of 50 pound cartons of paper, occasional exposure to varying levels of noise and periods walking between process areas of printing.


To assist us in making the selection for this position, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each item. Make sure experience and training described in your responses are included on your application.

1. Describe your experience operating large and small sheet-fed offset presses. Indicate experience with single, multi, and four color process, complex jobs of varying sizes and papers, mixing ink, minor repair and maintenance of presses.

2. Describe experience with bindery operations (including type of equipment used).


Online submission is the preferred method. Create an account at:
Human Resources Job Application Form (Online)

Paper submission can be made by printing the form at:
Human Resources Job Application Form (PDF)

Mail or hand deliver the paper application and all relevant materials, including the answers to the supplemental questions, by 5:00PM on the closing date to:

Human Resources
677 East 12th Ave., Suite 400
5210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5210

The UO Human Resources application must be filled out completely, with a signature or it will not be accepted. Make sure to keep a copy of your application packet for job interviews.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.