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Southland Printing Company has been awarded
the “2019 BIZ BEST PLACES TO WORK”
in Shreveport, Louisiana!

For over sixty years, Southland Printing Company has been a staple of successful Shreveport-based businesses and continues to be one of its oldest continuously run family operations in the city.

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PRESS OPERATOR

Summary of Duties – Responsible for the operation of Flexo printing presses to produce high-quality printed products for on-time delivery.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Moderate knowledge and proven ability to efficiently operate and maintain Flexo printing presses, monitor for quality control and make required repairs.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail in the preparation and proofing of various documents and correspondence.
  • Moderate mechanical aptitude – Above-average troubleshooting and diagnostic skills. Ability to define problems and resolve them quickly.
  • Moderate mathematical skills – Ability to use a variety of handheld measuring devices; Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure including metrics, using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Responsible for operation of Rewinder that winds paper from one roll to another to form compact rolls of specified footage or diameter prior to cutting.

  • Carefully review copy and plates to ensure they correspond to the job jacket. Report and correct any discrepancies or errors to management.
  • Monitor and periodically inspect print quality, color, registration, numbering sequence, and product defects and make adjustments to rectify errors or problems.
  • Collect required retains at each press stop for inspection.
  • Responsible for minimizing waste at all times in the production cycle.
  • Maintain accurate Job Accountability Sheet of number resets and other flags as required; Collect specified samples per job requirements.

Type of Position:

Full Time

Working Conditions:

Fast-paced production environment with exposure to dust, noise, and moving mechanical parts and vehicles.  The employee must be able to stand up to 10 hours per shift and frequently lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Position requires fine manual dexterity of the hands to perform all aspects of operating a press.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Pay based on experience
  • Health Insurance – employer pays 100% of the premium for employee for high deductible ($1,500 individual) plan. Dental Insurance – employer pays 45% of the premium for employee
  • Holiday – seven (8) holidays observed – New Year, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Friday after, Christmas Day

PRESS ASSISTANT

Summary of Duties – Responsible for packaging printed products produced on a printing press.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to use small hand tools and finishing equipment.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail in the preparation and proofing of various documents and correspondence.
  • Moderate mechanical aptitude – Some troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.
  • Ability to define problems and resolve them quickly.
  • Moderate mathematical skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure including metrics, using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to use a variety of handheld measuring devices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – Must be a self-starter who is team-oriented, dependable, and cooperative.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills – Ability to read, interpret and apply instructions and procedures contained in documents such as procedure manuals, job jackets, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and a variety of technical manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondences.
  • Ability to communicate well with supervisors and associates.
  • Good reasoning ability – ability to understand and implement instructions furnished and written, verbal, or diagram form.
  • Ability to recognize and work through problems created by variables to standardized procedures.
  • Ability to think independently and exercise good judgment.
  • Moderate organizational skills – ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines to ensure on-time delivery schedules are met.
  • Ability to work under pressure while handling multiple tasks with tight timelines.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to distinguish between colors.
  • Responsible for all packages of printed material produced on the assigned press.
  • Must be willing to work at a reasonable pace to keep up with the product being delivered.
  • Review complete job jackets regarding specific bindery requirements and act accordingly.
  • Review printed orders to make sure that they correspond to job jackets and are packed correctly.
  • Carefully review printed products for quality and defects and report such to Pressman.
  • Review labels and shipping instructions for accuracy and deliver finished product to assigned areas…

Type of Position:

Full Time

Working Conditions:

Fast-paced production environment with exposure to dust, noise, and moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The employee must be able to stand up to 10 hours per shift and frequently lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Pay based on experience
  • Health Insurance – employer pays 100% of the premium for employee for high deductible ($1,500 individual) plan. Dental Insurance – employer pays 45% of the premium for employee.
  • Holiday – seven (8) holidays observed – New Year, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Friday after, Christmas Day