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Press Associate

Date: Mar 30, 2021

Location: Orangeville, ON, CA, L9W 3Z9

Company: Novolex Holdings, LLC

At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.




Job Title:

Press Associate


Position Summary:

Reporting to the lead hand, the Press Associate will take direction from the Lead Hand/Press Operator assisting in producing a quality product.  The Associate/Helper ultimately provides assistance to the operator doing many tasks and through this process will gain the technical knowledge to progress to the position of Press Operator.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand internal documentation i.e. SIS, Job specifications etc.,
  • Document pounds on production sheet
  • Preparation of roll labels, skid labels, QA sheets
  • Ability to use core cutter, and having them ready at the press when needed
  • Load and unload cylinders from cylinder racks
  • Assist with properly putting print cylinders into press
  • Assist with properly taking the print cylinders out of the press
  • Clean plates with solvent and understanding the proper use of solvents
  • Proper handling of anilox rolls and their installation into press
  • Cleaning and use of doctor blades, know how to set up and/or change doctor blades
  • Proper set up of ink trays, ink buckets and ink pumps and cleaning of these
  • Splicing film, roll to roll, in press at unwind
  • Cutting off film at rewind
  • Fill solvent cans
  • Check viscosities
  • Count rags on rag night
  • Bring inks to press
  • Weighing rolls & calculating impressions
  • Proper skid handling and storage
  • Assist with press wash up
  • Put rolls on and take rolls off of the press
  • Watch the web while running to ensure quality on a consistent basis
  • Do quality checks to ensure job is correct
  • Consistently check all roll pulls off  press for non-conformity
  • Maintain inks for job that is running
  • Meet or exceed customer expectation in quality
  • Treat schedule changes as a challenge not  a hardship
  • Follow all ISO procedures
  • Ensure the Press is maintained and any maintenance issues brought to the attention of the Lead hand. Enter Maintenance Work Order if necessary
  • Keep work area clean
  • Assist on other presses when time permits
  • Ensure good housekeeping by following set housekeeping procedures
  • Follow all good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements.
  • Adhere to all Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any non-conformities
  • Attend all required training, including but not limited to Safety, GMP, Hazards Analysis (HAACP) and Safe Quality Food (SQF)
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must work as a team player and show initiative in learning new tasks.  Always approach any job in a healthy and safe manner


Candidate Requirements:

  • H.S. diploma or general education degree (GED); plus one to three years related experience.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to read, write, and speak the English language effectively.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted.

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

Novolex does not publicly post salary information on job boards.

Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.