Navistar Direct Marketing
  • Frederick, MD, USA
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, and Supplemental Benefits - Eligible the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment

Navistar Direct Marketing is looking for a 2nd Pressman (Heidelberg Sheet fed)

1st Shift (Monday - Friday, 6am - 2pm)

Job Summary:

Assists Lead Pressman to control the printing process and produce high quality custom printed products. Utilizes the equipment to meet or exceed estimating standards. Controls and minimizes material usage. Ensures equipment is running at optimum performance at all times. Works as a team player.

Quality Control:

  • Ensures that all jobs have marked samples, load tickets are correct and all job related information is completed and processed properly.
  • Monitors his or her work to ensure consistent quality throughout each job
  • Ensures all job related information is completed and processed properly
  • Follows departmental quality control procedures including checking printed sheets coming off press.
  • Uses the issue awareness program to help improve the company
  • Uses all quality control tools (densitometer, conductivity and pH meter)
  • Ability to load/unload, adjust, troubleshoot and quality check feeder and delivery


  • Consistently keeps paper stock usage under amounts allotted in the estimate
  • Maintains press speeds that are with in or above the estimating standards
  • Uses good feeder operational skills and develops better skills through effort and practice
  • Follows customer specific information from work tickets and established procedures
  • Participates and supports the lead pressman in every way possible
  • Assists Lead Pressman, learns operating procedures and is willing to learn skills
  • Improves systems and processes to increase productivity and cut spoilage
  • Utilizes time to ensure that the highest level of production is achieved on a daily basis
  • Assist in all aspects of operation including but not limited to pre-make-ready, make-ready, hanging plates, filling ink fountains, troubleshooting press from feeder to delivery, completing duties and tasks requested by the Lead Pressman and deemed appropriate and necessary by the Supervisors
  • Ensures materials are present to limit down time and cartons are opened for current and subsequent runs as time allows and in advance when possible
  • Uses down time to improve run ability of equipment and prepare for subsequent runs
  • Communicates job and equipment related information to Lead and other shifts
  • Required to work on other presses and in other departments as needed

Maintenance and Housekeeping:

  • Ensures maintenance is performed per manufacturer's procedures at the direction of the Lead Pressman and Supervisors
  • Cleaning of the press and pressroom area including but not limited to the machine, catwalk, stairs, rails, console, tables, floor, warehouse areas, ink room and supply areas, parts and cabinets, tools and tool carts
  • Keeps maintenance logs up to date as tasks are performed
  • Makes sure press is ready to perform at optimum performance at all times
  • Informs Lead and Supervisors of needed repairs and maintenance
  • Performs minor repairs and maintenance as requested by Lead and Supervisors

Ink Mixing:

  • Measures and documents corrections needed to obtain proper match on ink can label, color sheets, and info sheet
  • Uses MX6 and recycles ink when ever possible
  • Knows how to convert ink parts into pounds
  • Ensures ink room is kept clean and organized


  • Knows and follows all safety procedures
  • Operates all equipment in a safe manner
  • Is proactive about safety and looks for potential hazards
  • Ensures all chemicals are properly labeled and stored correctly
  • Ensures press and area are OSHA compliant
  • Never uses cell phone when working on the press. Only during breaks as deemed appropriate by the Supervisors and Lead
  • Reports work related injuries to supervisor

Attendance and Over Time:

  • Controls tardiness and the number of unscheduled days off
  • Works over time when needed to satisfy customer demands
  • Requests time off using "Vacation Request slips" as far in advance as possible that must be approved by Supervisor and Manager


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or equivalent. Experience as a press helper and 2 to 3 years experience as a 2nd Pressman or Pressman preferred. Knowledgeable and capable in using micrometers, blanket packing gauges, torque wrenches and densitometers.


Company Attitude:

Displays loyalty and commitment to the company. Respects supervisors. Has good working relationships with other employees. Is enthusiastic about work assignments and willing to help others. Cooperates with all personnel and fosters teamwork. Understands that the customer is the number one priority, and does whatever is necessary to satisfy the Customer's needs.


Prompt and regular in attendance. Works hours necessary to complete jobs. Conforms to company policies.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, work tickets, computer programs and procedure manuals.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Organization accepts requests for reasonable accommodation to enable qualified applicants to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • regularly stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear
  • occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • frequently lift up to 50 pounds

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and ear protection is provided.

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