Labels Press Operator

Clear Path for Veterans: Career Services
Syracuse, New York

TITLELabel Press Operator

LOCATION: Liverpool/Syracuse, NY

SHIFT: 2nd

PAY RATE: Dependent on experience/education - Starting between $20-25/hour



  • Compliance with all Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS), standards, regulations, and rules
  • Direct participation in EHS training, safety observations, and hazard identification 
  • Seeks and proactively implements Continuous Improvement (CI) activities through teamwork and CI process participation
  • Proactively monitor and assume responsibility for product quality during all phases of operations
  • Perform set-up, operate, optimize, and troubleshoot Label equipment to manufacture product according to quality and productivity requirements
  • Preparation, testing, and application of adhesives, inks, releases, or other chemistry to support operations
  • Ensures that equipment runs in accordance with operational standards, goals, and expectations
  • Performs minor repairs and preventative maintenance as needed
  • Ensure the correct raw materials are being processed
  • Logs and posts production information into the computer and/or required production logs
  • Provide communication daily with other departments including planning, maintenance, leadership, HR, and other coworkers. 
  • Maintain 6S housekeeping standards of work zones and walkways
  • Support packing and material movement tasks as needed
  • Directly supports training and cross training of other coworkers
  • Support development and roll out of Standard Work including Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Work Instructions (WI), One Point Lessons, (OPL) and Training Documentation
  • Perform other duties/tasks as assigned


  • Two or more years printing experience preferred
  • Good mechanical ability
  • Ability to use rulers, gauges, calipers, and other testing equipment. 
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to working with moving equipment
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills to work as a team member 
  • Ability to work independently and make good decisions without constant supervision
  • Well-developed work habits to ensure smooth machine operation and minimal downtime
  • Proficiency with computers; ability to learn and use additional programs
  • Ability to distinguish differences between finished product compared to product specifications 
  • Ability to identify maintenance needs and ensure that all required preventive maintenance is performed
  • Ability to lift products up to 50 lbs. and some over that amount
  • Ability to stoop, bend, crouch, extend, lean, and maneuver around equipment at varying heights. 
  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time 



  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED) preferred
  • Two-year technical degree preferred
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