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Printing - Die Cutter

Fort Wayne, IN

Job ID: 175512 Industry: Industrial Pay Rate: $12.00 - $15.00

Pro Resources is assisting a locally owned comapny who's been in business  since 1921. They are  seeking a recent graduate or motivated individual to learn a trade as a creative designer and pre-press and digital press operator. They provide on the job training.


This is a full time position (40+ hours / week), temp to hire with great benefits upon direct hire. The working environment is clean and professional manufacturing environment with flexible hours and occasional over-time.



Individuals desiring to work in the digital wide-format and screen printing industry should have a variety of skills that make them well-suited for the job. Clear vision, correct color perception and hand-eye coordination are crucial. Employees must also be willing to handle and mix the chemicals used in screen printing ink. Since digital and screen printing is considered a skilled trade job, it is best suited for people who enjoy detailed practical manual work. Other important traits include self-motivation, problem solving skills, creativity, organizational skills and ideally knowledge of digital and  screen printing equipment.


         Understands printing job requirements by studying job specifications; assessing requirements for digital and  screen printing; organizing job sequence; retrieving/ordering required ink and paper; inspecting files and screens;

         Sets-up printing presses by loading stock and adjusting for size; setting feedboard, side guides, register board, and delivery mechanism; mounting and setting printing screens; adjusting pressures and tensions; loading and setting inking mechanisms; setting computer controls.

         Establishes printing quality by pulling proof copies; adjusting ink distribution, speed, and drying temperatures.

         Maintains production and quality by inspecting random production samples; loading material; adjusting settings and controls; correcting jams and tears.

         Minimizes downtime by troubleshooting stoppages and breakdowns; calling for maintenance assistance.

         Shuts-down printing presses by removing ink and material; cleaning parts and components; returning materials  and ink to stock.

         Ensures press operation by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

         Monitors  press supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating supplies requirements; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

         Completes bindery requirements by operating cutters, collators, banders, staplers, drills, etc.

         The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.


  • High School Diploma or GED,  College,  Technical College,  or pursuing a Degree in art, print, or similar field is preferred.
  • Prefer a general knowledge of digital or screen making and printing.
  • Must have excellent vision and good judgment of color, design, and print quality.
  • Helpful skills would be desktop publishing tools, functional and technical skills, command skills,  planning, productivity, results driven, deadline-oriented, PC proficiency.
  •   Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.

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