Screen Printing Press Operator

SRI Monogramming and Screen Printing - Round Rock, TX

30+ days agoFull-time$12 - $14 an hour
EducationSkills

Seeking TWO (2) automatic textile press operators with the right attitude, positive and reliable team member to help fill custom printed t-shirt orders. Will set up, load, and print jobs with as much accuracy and efficiency as possible while solving any printing issues that occur on-press. Support as needed with folding, boxing and counting garments. There are various other tasks like taping screens, developing stencils and maintaining a clean and safe work area, and the “job description” is broad and changes as our work volume changes but it will always consist of screen printing related tasks. We have other departments like embroidery, shipping/receiving, engraving, art/design but these positions will always evolve around operating one of our two automatic presses.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS A PLUS, BUT NOT A REQUIREMENT. We are willing to train for skill, but hire for attitude, work ethic and character because we feel that those attributes are more important than prior experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operating screen printing equipment (auto & manual presses, exposure unit, etc)
  • Takes on a lead role assisting the supervisor to run day to day operations
  • Recommends new processes for improved print quality and/or production efficiency
  • Unpacking and repacking of printed product
  • Responsible for some related pre-press (stencil development & screen prep) and ALL printing functions.
  • Quality control of printed items
  • Positions film positives, exposes and develops screen
  • Tapes and blocks out perimeter of the screen
  • Checks for and repairs pinholes on the screen

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), and problem resolution,
  • Must be highly organized with ability to work with deadlines and changing priorities
  • Ability to work well in a team and for brief times with little supervision
  • Must be reliable, responsible and take direction well
  • Must be able to perform repetitive tasks for several hours
  • Ability to be stand for at least 8 hours a day
  • Learn to read and understand specifications of each job to determine the correct press settings, inks and other materials needed to process the job
  • Proven analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Basic math
  • Able to work independently with high attention to detail
  • Familiar with the pantone color chart
  • Ability to learn how to mix ink colors per customer request
  • Must be detail oriented and able to work in a highly productive environment in a safe manner

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift and move boxes that weigh up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to meet deadlines and print in a speedy manner
  • Open to trying new techniques and better ways to perform old tasks

Additional details: Our screen printing shop is unique in that we perform most tasks differently than the average textile printing operation. For example, we use non-traditional mesh counts that allow us to do 90% of our printing with only a single stroke and rarely do we double-stroke white ink or spot colors. That approach has allowed us reach a level of production efficiency that the VAST majority of shops do not reach. We are capable, on a good day, of producing double the output of the average shop of similar size/work volume. The candidates for this position that have prior experience must be open to learning new techniques and be willing to forget a lot of what they’ve learned previously. Another perk of this job is the potential to learn the right way to run a production/manufacturing facility and then be able to use the experience here to walk into virtually any shop in the country and make them more efficient and produce higher quality prints. I don’t necessarily want to simply be a stepping stone or just an apprenticeship program but I am more than willing to help others that have helped us to continue their personal economical upward mobility. I would never want to hinder or stifle anyone’s potential and ability to better provide for their family on behalf of our own company’s gains.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 to $14.00 /hour

Education:

  • High school (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required) We are an E-Verify Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 to $14.00 /hour

Language:

  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)