Machine Operator (Automatic Press Operator) in Irvine, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 1/17/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    12 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions is recruiting for a Automatic Screen Press Operator. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead a production team consisting of a Machine Loader, Unloader and Catcher to produce high quality screen prints in an efficient manner
    • Direct team to carry out the necessary job duties to expedite set-up and tear-down of screen printing machines and screens, as well as maximize production run times and provide a high quality screen print
  • Must be able to read and understand the customer matrixes and in-house print pellons. These pellons will indicate the print sequence, the mesh counts and the ink pantone colors, which is necessary to accurately match approved samples
  • Match the overall quality of the approved samples throughout the entire production process, while maintaining normal production speeds
  • Ensure the initial print (first off) of every new graphic and each color combination is approved by the Supervisor prior to printing the production order(s).
  • The Machine Operator must bring the supervisor the
    • 1) Original sample
    • 2) Customer matrix
    • 3) Pellon
    • 4) Initial strike off
    • In order to have all the information needed to make an approval
  • Verify the correct purchase order (PO) is being printed and the style number matches that on the ‘Play of the Day’, Customer matrix, and Pellon
    • This process needs to be followed for every bin and/or stack of blanks
  • Verify the correct Color Combination is being printed on the appropriate body color by comparing to sample, matrix, and pellon.
  • Prior to completing the current job, ensure all screens for the next job are at the machine and arranged in the correct print sequence 
  • Prior to completing the current job, prepare the squeegees and floodbars
  • Ensure the ink for the next job is requested from the ink department 
  • Ensure the correct size platens are used to maximize quality of the final product
  • Ensure the Unloader is not smearing or causing the wet ink to transfer to another part of the garment when they are removing garments from the platens
  • Ensure the image is not being distorted or stretched when the garment is being removed from the platen
  • Ensure the platens have enough glue to prevent the garment from moving out of registration or smearing during the screen print process
  • Ensure an excessive amount of glue is not being applied to the platens resulting in glue coming off and sticking to the insides of the garments
  • Verify the placement of the embellishment matches that of the sample and indicated on the matrix
  • Verify the correct art size is being printed and matched that of the sample
  • Verify the ink colors and opacity match that of the sample
  • Verify the image detail and registration of colors is accurate and matches that of the sample
  • Ensure the ink colors are in the correct positions
  • Ensure the ink is not smearing or ‘orange pealing’ on the graphic
  • Ensure all the details in the art are sharp and all present
  • Design is printed straight and centered properly on garment
  • Minimal Fibrillation – screen print is smooth, and ink has good coverage
  • Colors and ink coverage match the other print locations on the same garment
  • No lint or ‘trash’ in the print
  • No leaks in or around the design
  • Watch for excessive pallet or squeegee pressure marks
    • These marks need to be sprayed with water to help mitigate
  • Maintain accurate registration and quality of the screen print throughout the entire production run – this process must be consistent throughout all of the screen printing process
  • Trouble shoot and fix print/quality problems as they occur and communicate any major issues with supervisor
  • Ensure none of the screens run out of ink throughout the production run
    • Be sure to order more ink from the ink department prior to running out and having to stop the machine
    • Ensure ink is not wasted or contaminated
    • Don’t have the ink department make more ink than is required to complete the job
  • Walk to the back of the dryer throughout the production cycle to ensure the print quality and proper curing of the garment
  • General equipment maintenance
    • Keep the machinery clean and report any broken or non-operational parts to the supervisor
  • Ensure overall production quality
  • Work closely with the Production Quality Control Supervisor to improve overall quality and remedy quality issues quickly
  • Follow all company Safety rules
  • Work together as a ‘Team’ to maximize productivity and overall quality
  • Assist operators on other machines as time permits

Please contact a Volt Recruiter at 714 - 662 - 1988

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer