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Job Description:

  • 1) Sets up and operates machine to print designs on materials, such as cloth, fiberglass, plastic sheeting, coated felt, or oilcloth: Turns handwheel to set pressure on printing rollers, according to specifications.

  • 2) Turns screws to align register marks on printing rollers with register marks on machine, using allen wrench.

  • 3) Sharpens doctor blade, using file and oilstone, and verifies evenness of blade, using straightedge.

  • 4) Aligns doctor blade against printing roller, using handtools.

  • 5) Dips color from tubs into color boxes to supply printing rollers.

  • 6) Scans cloth leaving machine for printing defects, such as smudges, variations in color shades, and designs that are out of register.

  • 7) Realigns printing rollers and adjusts position of blanket or back gray cloth to absorb excess color from printing rollers.

  • 8) Records yardage of cloth printed.

  • 9) Coordinates printing activities with activities of workers who feed and doff machine and aid in setting up and cleaning machine.

  • 10) May notify COLORIST when color shade varies from specifications.

  • 11) May mix own colors.

  • 12) May mount printing rollers on machine for change of pattern.

  • 13) May position knives specified distance from edge of plastic material to trim excess material from edges.

  • 14) When printing samples of new patterns and novelty designs, is designated Novelty-Printing-Machine Operator or Proofing-Machine Operator.

  • 15) May set up and operate cloth printing machine utilizing caustic soda paste instead of color paste to print designs on cloth which shrink to form plisse and be designated Plisse-Machine Operator.




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DOT:   652.382-010

Job Number: 1978