Plate Mounter | Second Shift | Eagle Flexible Packaging

Plate Mounter – Second Shift (Batavia, IL)

The Plate Mounter contributes to the success of Eagle Flexible Packaging by ensuring that the printing plates and related supplies are well-maintained and available for Operators when needed in order to minimize press downtime and increase production efficiency.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review prepress checklist and verify all items such as plates, proofs, drawdowns, and first run print samples are ready and available for Production.
  • Inspect plates for cracking of mylar backing, wrinkles, and wear.
  • Check tint tubes for cuts or cracks.
  • Transport all mounted orders to the appropriate press staging area.
  • Remount plates if needed.
  • Remove all cylinders from press area.
  • Remove plates from cylinders, wash them, and dry them.
  • Properly file plates, proof, drawdowns, and first run print samples.
  • Keep adequate stock of supplies, including but not limited to tint tubes, sticky back, hair spray, paper ink pans, supply and drain hoses, and doctor blades.
  • Keep prepress area neat and orderly at all times.
  • Inspects and identify any unusual wear that needs to be addressed by maintenance such as plate roll cylinders, cylinder gears, cylinder bearings, and plate roll shafts.
  • Look after the maintenance and accuracy of the plate mounting equipment, reporting any concerns to leadership.
  • Ensure that all company food safety and quality assurance procedures are followed at all times. Escalate any issues/concerns to management.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High school degree, equivalent (GED), or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to safely work in a fast-paced production environment while managing multiple responsibilities.
  • Reliable with a sense of accountability, including record of good attendance.
  • Effective time management skills and ability to maximize productivity.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, and climb a ladder and stairs.
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to see with or without corrective lenses.
  • Limited working proficiency in verbal and written English.
  • Excellent work ethic and willingness to learn

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Flexographic printing experience, ideally plate mounting experience.
  • Experience in the flexible packaging industry.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.

Now is a great time to join Eagle Flexible Packaging! We take care of our employees with an outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, a company-funded medical reimbursement program that provides up to $4,500 in annual medical expense support, paid time off, 401k matching, and an employee assistance program. We have a maintenance apprenticeship program and are committed to supporting our employees’ career growth and aspirations. We have bonus opportunities for employees to earn up to $2,500 for each referral and even offer a discount program that provides savings on everything from groceries to travel!

Eagle Flexible Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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