Bemis: Press Assistant

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Bemis North America
  • Post Date: July 5, 2018
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Job Overview
I. Purpose
To assist Press Operator in the set up of the Press Machine and observe and maintain proper running of the Press Machines.



II. Duties
Task 1: Job Change

(Job change occurs approx. every 2-12 hours. However, a roll change occurs approximately every 45-50 minutes throughout the job order. The average yard per roll is 8,400 yds.  Printing 500 feet per minute.  (Note: yardage varies by gauge.  Usually gauge run is 1.25 mil.))


·       Utilizing hoist, load cart with new roll. (Approximately weighing 380-500 pounds and requires 56 pounds of force to push.)  (An empty loading cart weighs 166 pounds and requires 17 pounds of force to push. Cart measures 38” to handle, 28” wide and is a concave design.)

·       Assist Operator with installation of plate cylinders and/or Anilox rollers with the use of a pneumatic hoist during set-up of Press machine. (Only on Press 16 & 17.)  (Robotic arm on Presses 20 & 22 does this installation.)

·       Remove chuck from finished roll and insert it into new roll on loading cart. (Chuck with core weighs 48 pounds.)

·       Transport pallets with pallet cart 10 feet from press to conveyor belt. (Press 16 & 17 only.)  (Pallet cart is 37” to handle and handle width is 14”. Cart requires 14 pounds of force to push when empty, 17.5 pounds of force for foot pedal operation and 7 pounds of force to release handle.)

·       Place shaft in roll and load onto conveyer belt with overhead hoist. (Shaft weighs 6 pounds.)

·       Take new roll to the back of the press. Using overhead hoist guide roll and load onto machine.

·       Remove waste from core. Unlock shaft and unload onto cart using overhead lift.

·       May have to use sledge hammer (weighs 5 pounds) to pound chuck into core.

·       Use air hose to secure the chuck in the new core.


Task 2: Paint and Adjustment Job Change

·       Change paint buckets.

·       Keep paint hoses and cylinders full.

·       Transport old cylinders to storage area with a cart and pick up new cylinders for next job. (The cylinder transport cart requires 40 pounds of force to push with 5 cylinders on it.)

·       Pump ink into press from 55-gallon drums using the air pump. (Air pump weighs 9 pounds.)

·       Splice old roll and tape to new one to feed new roll through print machine.

·       Assist operator with set up operations and maintaining running of machine.


Task 3:  After Press is Running

·       Check ink to maintain appropriate levels and fill as needed.

·       Observe press scanners to ensure the plastic is running through machine correctly.

·       Add solvent as needed to ink from attached faucet or air pump.

·       Assist operator with maintaining running of machine.





II     Duties cont’d

Task 3:  Housekeeping

·       Clean Press Machine.  Ensure lock-out, tag-out has been properly done before cleaning begins.

·       Clean up any spills.

·       Sweep/mop floor.

·       Maintain a clean work area.



III. Knowledge
1. Requirements
·       High school diploma or GED.

·       Manufacturing experience preferred, but not required.

·       Basic computer skills

·       Ability to work with and interact effectively and professionally with coworkers in a team environment.

·       Good math skills.

·       Must be able to read, understand and stay current with all department work instructions and procedures.

2. Sources  
Employer will provide training.



IV. Contacts
1. Internal
Works closely with Pressman on daily basis.  Also had frequent contact with Supervisor and Department Manager.


2. External
Daily contact with Ink Tech.  May have occasional contact with customer during job approvals.


V. Responsibility
  • Safety is top priority
  • Retrieve ink and solvent supplies required for job set up
  • Maintaining supplies during the run of the job
  • Assist operator with set up of job
  • Observing and maintaining proper efficiency of job
  • Maintain clean work area
  • Comply with all Food Safety Standard (FSSC22000), Safety, and Company policies
  • Participate and attend on-site employee meetings
  • Regular attendance is required
  • Work weekends.
  • Be willing to work overtime as the need arises
  • Observe all PPE requirements


VI. Essential Physical Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential physical functions.


How much on‑the‑job work time is spent in the following physical activities?  Show the amount of time by checking          the appropriate boxes below.




Amount of Time per Day





Up to 2 hours 30 minutes


2 hours 30 minutes

to 5 hours


More than 5 hours






























Use hands to finger, handle or touch










Reach above shoulders










Climb or balance








Talk or hear










Taste or smell










Use foot/feet to operate machine











Does this job require that weight be lifted or force be exerted?  If so, how much and how often?





Amount of Time per Day






# of Hours or %


Up to 10 pounds






Up to 25 pounds






Up to 50 pounds






Up to 100 pounds






More than 100 pounds







Does this job have any special vision requirements?  Check all that apply.


  X      Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)


  X      Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)


  X      Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)


  X       Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while                         eyes are fixed on a given point)


  X      Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)


  X      Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)


          No Special Vision Requirements.

TOOLS/EQUIPMENT USED:  (Such as computer and keyboard, telephone, calculator, photocopier, FAX, postage meter, etc.)



Type of Equipment Used


Amount of Time Spent Using this Equipment per Day






of Time


Air Hose/Air pump












Overhead Lift






Sledge Hammer






Hand tools (i.e.: Allen wrench, screwdriver, safety blade)






Press Machine












Cart on wheels






Ink pans






Metal roll shafts









How much exposure to the following environmental conditions does this job require?




Amount of Time per Day






# of Hours or %


Wet, humid conditions (non-weather)






Work near moving mechanical parts






Work in high, precarious places








Amount of Time per Day






# of Hours or %


Fumes or airborne particles






Toxic or caustic chemicals






Outdoor weather conditions






Extreme cold (non-weather)






Extreme heat (non-weather)






Risk of electrical shock






Work with explosives






Risk of radiation












Work/job related travel







How much noise is typical for the work environment of this job?  Check the appropriate level below.


       Very Quiet (Examples: forest trail, isolation booth for hearing test)


       Quiet (Examples: library, private office)


       Moderate Noise (Examples: business office with typewriters and/or computer printers, light traffic)


 X    Loud Noise (Examples: normal shop conditions)


        Very Loud Noise (Examples: jack hammer work, metal can manufacturing department)



PROTECTIVE CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: (Such as safety glasses, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves, respirators, etc.)


Safety glasses, hair net, beard/mustache net, hearing protection, steel toe shoes/boots/toecaps,


Anti-fatigue mats, goggles, cut gloves                                                                                          




When form complete, e-mail to supervisor for approval. Supervisor e-mails to June Haig, Nancy Koepke, or Melanie Higgins.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Job Detail
  • Offerd Salary$30K-40K
  • Compensation TypeFull Time - Hourly
  • ExperienceAt Least One Year
  • QualificationHigh School Diploma
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