Kelly Services Printing Press Operator, Jefferson City, TN in Jefferson City, Tennessee

Job Description

Responsible for operating and tending printing presses. Performs traditional printing methods, such as offset lithography, gravure, flexography, and letterpress. Many different shift options available at this time.

Primary responsibilities:

-Operate printing machine.

-Run several presses with different size and color capacities.

-Prepare machines for printing.

-Install the printing plate with the images to be printed.

-Press operators prepare machines for printing.

-Ink the presses, load paper, and adjust the press to the paper size.

-Ensure that paper and ink meet specifications

-Adjust the flow of ink to the inking rollers accordingly.

-Guide paper through the press cylinders and adjust feed and tension controls.

-Monitor their operation and keep the paper feeders well stocked.

-Make adjustments to manage ink distribution, speed, and temperature in the drying chamber.

-Correct paper tears or jams.

-Search for and correct problems.

-Make quick corrections to avoid expensive losses of paper and ink.

-Pull sheets to check for printing imperfections.

-Set up, monitor, and adjust the printing process on a control panel or computer monitor.

-Oil and clean the presses and make minor repairs.

-Perform preventive maintenance.

-Perform digital, electrostatic, and ink-jet printing.

-Transfer files, blend colors, and proof images electronically using digital presses.


-Pay depends on experience and can range from $9.00-$14.00 an hour.

-Must have High School diploma or equivalent to be eligible

-Must be able to work at a fast pace

-Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. repetitively as needed each day

-Must provide at least 2 professional references and verifiable work history

-Must be able to stand for 8-10 hours on concrete floor

-Must have basic math and computer skills

-Must have ability ro read scale within 1/64

-Must have ability to enter data legibly and accurately

-Must have ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos

-Must have ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

-Must have ability to read and understand work orders and ask questions

-Must have ability to communicate effectively with coworkers and all levels of management

-Must have ability to work as a team with others to meet business requirements

-Must have ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance


Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And manufacturing job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short or long term temporary engagements, or prefer contract to hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests,

As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

-Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

-Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career

-Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center

-Weekly pay and service bonus plans

-Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire through a partnered third party

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AboutKelly Services ®

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