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Press Operator


St. Joseph, MO, US, 64504

REQ ID:  32246

CRYOVAC® Brand Food Packaging

Innovative materials, designs and total solutions that help processors, retailers, and brand owners protect food quality and safety, increase efficiency, and enhance sustainability throughout the global food supply chain. 

At the St. Joseph, MO plant we create top of the line printed film for retail, hospitality, and bulk applications.  We have top notch employees, processes, and equipment. 

For this position, we are looking for a highly motivated individual who is willing to learn and be trained on a state-of-the-art W&H Printing Press.  Here at Sealed Air, you will be trained by our highly qualified Training Department and will be given every opportunity to succeed and advance your career. Those with previous color printing experience are encouraged to apply.

Duties include:

  • Change and match inks for production
  • Load and unload material from the presses using defined equipment
  • Install/remove press cylinders, sleeves and anilox rolls as required for each production order.
  • Set-up and print both surface and reverse print on multiple types of substrates.
  • Perform all required quality checks prior to producing all production orders to ensure a product can be processed at the next stage of the manufacturing process.
  • Follow all safety rules and procedures.
  • Assist maintenance and process technician in troubleshooting
  • Follow the production schedule and complete production paperwork
  • Provide adequate turnover to the oncoming shift.
  • Coordinate special projects as they are assigned
  • Break out operators for lunches/breaks and fill in where/when required
  • Safely lift 40#, weight of solvent and ink buckets.



  • Previous printing experience is desired but not a requirement.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn and be trained.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude is desired.
  • Ability to pass training requirements to become qualified on one or machine production lines.
  • Must have good communication skills both verbally and written.  Must be able to read/write and understand English.
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Must have good judgment with decision making regarding Safety and Quality.
  • Ability to complete production related documentation on both computer and paper forms
  • Must have excellent team skills
  • Ability to take direction from several individuals
  • Ability to work overtime if required to get the job tasks completed
  • Self-motivated and ability to make decisions



  • Requires basic reading, writing and math skills.
  • Ability to pass a hue and color vision assessment.
  • Able to work without close supervision and instruct others as necessary.
  • Able to follow instructions and make decisions based on data obtained.
  • Computer knowledge- Word, Excel, SAP, and others.



  • Participate in safety observations
  • Wear all required PPE and PFS: beard/hair net, hearing protection, safety glasses and safety shoes.
  • Perform all duties using safe work methods
  • Attend and participate in monthly safety training.
  • Comply with all established site and department safety rules and policies.
  • Report unsafe conditions, all accidents and near misses immediately to the shift supervisor or his/her designate
Job Description
- Manufactures sufficient quantities of quality products at or below budgeted production costs in order to meet marketplace demand - Sets up equipment operation feed, speed and temperature - Follows established procedures for operating various conventional and/or CNC (computerized numerical control) manufacturing equipment for tasks such as cutting, punching, forming, drilling, tapping, turning, milling, and stamping to fabricate, form or shape manufactured parts, tools or parts assemblies from raw materials - Selects and measures raw materials and parts to specifications to prepare for production processing - Resolves issues related to the organization's production, machinery, processing and/or packaging operations - Responsibilities are within Manufacturing/Operations Function as a generalist or in a combination of Disciplines


It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: ERP, Equipment Operator, Supply, CNC, SAP, Technology, Manufacturing, Operations

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