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Digital Press and Finishing Operator

Position Location: York, PA

Hours: Full-Time, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Scope: The digital press and finishing operator will operate high resolution color digital printers, imaging, and finishing equipment. This position will program and prepare jobs for printing; maintain daily print job production logs and daily delivery manifests; set up, program, impose files, and release jobs from print queue; adjust image position, color quality and resolution, perforations, and folds on paper, etc.; and monitor quality of job output for correctness and image quality. The position will also be responsible to finish all daily orders using various finishing equipment including a cutting, folding, and envelope insertion; sort and prepare jobs for mailing or shipping; pull associated inventory items for orders; and keep accurate records of work completed and inventory counts.

Essential Functions:

The position exists to perform the essential functions as outlined below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Digital Press Operations:

  • Examine job orders to determine quantities to be printed, stock specifications, colors, or special printing instructions.
  • Verify that paper and ink meet the specifications for a given job.
  • Input production job settings into workstation terminals that control automated printing systems.
  • Adjust digital files to alter print elements, such as color and imposition.
  • Start presses and pull proofs to check for ink coverage and density, alignment, and registration.
  • Change press plates, blankets, or cylinders as required.
  • Obtain or mix inks and fill ink fountains.
  • Load presses with paper and make necessary adjustments according to paper size.
  • Feed paper through press cylinders and adjust feed and tension controls.
  • Monitor automated press operation systems and respond to fault, error, or alert messages.
  • Collect and inspect random samples during print runs to identify any necessary adjustments.
  • Fill out quality control forms at the start of each production run.
  • Clean or oil presses or make minor repairs using hand tools.
  • Adjust ink fountain flow rates.
  • Maintain time or production records.
  • Monitor environmental factors, such as humidity and temperature, that may impact equipment performance and make necessary adjustments.
  • Monitor inventory levels on a regular basis, ordering or requesting additional supplies as necessary.

Finishing Equipment Operations:

  • Set up or operate auxiliary equipment, such as cutting, folding, platemaking, drilling, or laminating machines.
  • Control workflow scheduling or job tracking using computer database software.
  • Download files to be printed using printing production software.
  • Maintain accurate records of work completed and inventory counts.
  • Assessing the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly workspace, allowing for the efficient processing of orders.
  • Download completed jobs to archive media so that questions can be answered, or jobs replicated.
  • Maintain equipment per manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Clean, lubricate, and maintain machine to ensure its optimum operation. May troubleshoot issues and submit requests for maintenance as needed.
  • Sort and prepare jobs for mailing or shipping.

Fulfillment Operations:

  • Help with other fulfillment center activities as needed, including pick and packing, loading, and unloading of trucks.
  • Pull associated inventory items for orders.
  • Operate hand truck and other material handling devices.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of standard setups, adjustments, and operating characteristics of the equipment and skill to perform standard adjustments and operate the equipment.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography, transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.


  • Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring and assessing the performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.


  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Ability to set up, operate, and perform basic adjustments to the equipment according to the individual job requirements, operating characteristics, and capabilities of the equipment. Typically, the adjustments performed at this level are routine and the need for such adjustments are readily apparent.

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Associates degree or completion of related apprenticeship program preferred.
  • At least one year of related experience required.
  • Completion of on-the-job training may be substituted for educational requirements.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, ePace, and other production applications.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional manufacturing environment. The environment is continuously noisy. Temperature controlled. Hazardous conditions do exist due to running equipment and small or enclosed space. The environment is maintained, and safety protocols are practiced.

Additional Requirements: Additional demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences; the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand; and the ability to concentrate on a task over a period without being distracted. This position involves work that includes moving objects up to 50 pounds regularly and up to 100 pounds or more periodically. The position will require the ability to communicate with others regularly to exchange information necessary to completing the work; visual acuity to read instructions, operate machines, and inspect product produced; the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer); and the ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. The position also demands the ability to operate machinery and/or power tools; operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment; move self in different positions to accomplish tasks, including tight spaces; move about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another; work on feet for prolonged periods; perform repetitive actions that entail frequent bending, stooping, pushing pulling lifting and lowering; ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, and the like. In addition, the position calls for working additional time as may be needed to meet the needs of the business.

For more information, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team.

Notice to All Applicants: The employment process with The YGS Group includes a preemployment background check and post-offer physical and drug screen. The YGS Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with The YGS Group is At-Will.

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