Press Operator

Colorado Community Media   Aurora, CO   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on May 2, 2024

JOB TITLE: Press Operator

A press operator has the skills to work capably on an offset printing press in an effective manner with other employees.

STATUS: Full-time, hourly

REPORTS TO: Production Director

COMPENSATION: $27-$30 per hour, plus benefits 


  • Prepare the press for printing. May involve many presets that specific jobs require.
  • Able to load paper and mount plates, in accordance with ink settings or paper width.
  • Prepare press in a timely and accurate manner.
  • While the press is running, make decisions on what is acceptable and unacceptable.
  • Keep printing press supplied to keep running with materials such as ink or fountain solution.
  • Take maintenance seriously. During planned or unplanned downtime, keep the machine in good working order through preventative maintenance.
  • Follow standard processes and procedures.


  • Ability to speak and write clearly and accurately.
  • Willingness to cooperate with others and work to the greater good.
  • Multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Awareness that safety for yourself, your co-workers and equipment is of utmost importance.


  • Contribute to the overall success of the company by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
  • Enforce all policies and procedures as set forth in the employee handbook and enforce all safety policies and procedures as set forth in company regulations. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Exemplary attendance; be punctual.
  • Ability to troubleshoot.
  • Takes full responsibility for the printed product; must have a sufficient understanding of every component of the offset printing press to discern where a problem may be originating.
  • Ability to operate in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to deal with others in a respectful manner. Constantly looks for ways to improve the process. Abide by the quality standards guidelines produced by the company.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The employee has no supervisory responsibility. 


  • Ability to reach, sit, use fingers, grasp, talk, hear and perform repetitive motions.
  • Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

EQUIPMENT USED: Various hand tools

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Factory working conditions


We’re committed to building an inclusive organization that represents the people and communities we serve. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, LGBTQ and people with disabilities.