Machine Operator I (Digital Print)

  • The Staff Room
  • Markham, ON, Canada
  • Oct 25, 2018
Full time Skilled Labor

Job Description

Job Summary 

The machine operator follows a detailed schedule of the jobs to be printed and completed in a specific time frame according to the clients service level agreements (SLA‘s), processes these jobs on cut sheet, continuous equipment with pre and post equipment, and /or finishing equipment following all prescribed procedures by checking sample books and instructions provided and performing all required quality checks. 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Follow a specified schedule to retrieve correct orders and following correct procedure to print jobs
  • Run all cut sheet, digital continuous printers, cutters and folders
  • Responsible to submit the correct job files to printers according to the job production logs and stats pages
  • Burst and fold the output following specific procedures
  • Ensure VIP’s take priority
  • Verify the set up against the Sample binders prior to printing
  • Responsible for machine setup, minor adjustments
  • Responsible for basic operator maintenance and consumable handling related to running and maintaining equipment
  • Able to trouble shoot, make service calls and fill out service logs for tracking purposes, when necessary
  • Sign and Scan out jobs and ensure proper work flow is followed
  • Quality Control checking to ensure jobs are correct, in right sequential order and balanced
  • Ensure all blanks and headers are pulled from jobs
  • Responsible to fill out color coded tags as required
  • Escalate to lead as required on quality or production issues
  • Cover off communication to operator at shift handover on jobs and any issues encountered
  • Fill out daily production logs
  • Responsible for keeping work area neat and clean and ensuring garbage is emptied at end of every shift

Secondary Responsibilities 

  • Follow remake procedure and printing remakes regularly
  • Assist in training new operators
  • Attend DP Communication meetings
  • Assist in other production related duties as assigned
  • Cross train in other job functions as assigned
  • Comply with G&D Environmental, Health & Safety policies, procedures and report any Environmental, Health & Safety hazards, incidents and concerns to the immediate supervisor/manager. Management will ensure employees are provided with job specific Environmental, Health & Safety information, training and also ensure employees follow workplace Health & Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications, Experience and Educational Requirements 

Work Experience:

  • 2-3 related work experience in manufacturing/production field
  • Experience in operating digital cut sheet / continuous printers, folders and cutters an asset
  • Experience working within a digital print environment is preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong verbal, written communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to run cut sheet printers and/or continuous systems with pre and post equipment
  • Work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Able to work independently or as a member of team
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Mathematical ability e.g. addition, subtraction, problem solving
  • Computer experience with file transfer software is an asset.
  • Must have high degree of accuracy, detail oriented and organized


  • Completed high school diploma or some post education is preferred

Working Conditions 

  • Clean Secure working environment
  • Safety shoes and smock required in designated area
  • Able to work overtime as needed
  • Loud environment, hearing protection may be required
  • Shift work, some weekend overtime may be required

Physical Requirements 

  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Flexible with switching shifts when required
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

Additional Information 

By applying to this position you are confirming you possess a Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status or valid work permit. 

Please note: Reference Checks and Credit, Criminal Background Checks will be administered on suitably qualified candidates.