Gravure Press Operator

Location: Clarksville, TN
Company: Multi-Color Corporation
Employment: Hourly
Posted: Jan 20, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a CAREER? How about GROWTH OPPORTUNITY and GREAT BENEFITS?  Look no further! Multi-Color is a solid, stable, and growing organization, with a proven history and over 100 years of business success.

Become a member of our Clarksville, TN team at Multi-Color's largest facility in the world!

Our offerings include:

  • Great benefits - medical, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, and more
  • 401K with company match (where YOU can invest in company stock)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee recognition and wellness programs
  • Paid vacation and holidays - (10 paid holidays a year with no waiting period!)
  • Paid training and certifications
  • Employee led safety and community involvement teams
  • Company provided uniforms
  • Wide range of growth and promotion opportunities
  • Stability & security for your future

The primary purpose of this position is the overall safe and proper operation of the Gravure printing press. This position ensures that all customer specifications are met; when needed, the Operator will inform the Supervisor when those specifications fall below the standard. In addition, this role will provide leadership and guidance to the Press Assistants in order to meet both departmental and company goals.


  • Perform the safe and proper set-up, start-up, and shut down of the Gravure press
  • Visually inspect the web and identify and correct print defects
  • Provide guidance to the Press Assistants with the identification of print defects and corrective/preventative measures to eliminate/prevent print defects
  • Collect samples from each printed roll and perform all necessary quality checks to ensure customer specifications are met
  • Must follow applicable Food Safety policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned to advance the mission of the Company
  • Ensure all production reports and production data entries are complete and correct
  • Ensure compliance with all EHS regulations, requirements, and training
  • Assist Press Assistants with all job changes
  • Assist Utility/Roll Tenders with roll shaft handling
  • Respond to plant emergencies (only if a member of the 1st Alert Team)


  • Minimum of High School Diploma. Significant (10+ years) printing experience related directly to position duties may be considered as substitute for formal education
  • Minimum of five years of experience in printing (preferred- Gravure)
  • Ability to manage time and work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to work with internal and external individuals, demonstrating a high level of professionalism
  • Highly organized, detail oriented
  • Enthusiasm for learning and personal growth
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use and a working knowledge of quality equipment (X-Rite color gauge and associated software, Infinity software, COF tester, rub tester, barcode scanner, Humidity cabinets)


  • Ability to lift 45-50 pounds
  • Ability to stand/walk for 8-12 hours
  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, kneel, and reach above shoulder level occasionally while performing necessary duties
  • Able to work around chemical waste/processes (with proper training)
  • Ability to climb mezzanine when needed
  • The physical and/or mental demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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