Phenix Label
  • Production
  • Olathe, KS, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly

Great benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, paid holidays, paid time off, EAP, FSA, 401(k) with match and more!


Any company can offer you a job, but Phenix offers a gratifying career as distinct as our reputation.  Through experience, training and career development, our team members are inspired to achieve their goals while positively contributing to Phenix success.

At Phenix, you can learn, grow and succeed. Great teams, benefits, training and perks provide the basis for a rewarding work experience.  Conveniently located in Olathe, Kansas (at 119th and Blackbob),  Phenix has been leading the printing industry since its founding in 1896.  We have a proud history of excellence and rewarding hard work and dedication.  With more than 100 team members, Phenix offers plenty of opportunities for our people to succeed. If quality-oriented, dependable, and team-player describe you, we invite you to apply!

Position Title: Flexo Press Operator

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Production Shift Supervisor 

Position Summary:
The Flexo Press Operator is responsible for the operation of a Flexographic press (7-1/2" to 24"); to produce and convert various raw materials into finished printed products. The Flexo Press Operator is responsible for meeting customer requirements while conforming to company standards for quality and job parameters.

Essential Functions:
• Repositions printing plates, adjust pressure rolls, or otherwise adjusts machines to improve print quality, using knobs, hand wheels, or hand tools.
• Sets and adjusts speed, ink flow, and positions and pressure tolerances of equipment.
• Inspects and examines printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications, and external defects using specific test methods and equipment.
• Pushes buttons, turns handles or moves controls and levers to start and control press.
• Examines job orders to determine details such as quantities to be printed, production times, stock specifications, colors, and color sequences.
• Selects and install printing plates, rollers, screens, dies, and cylinders in machines according to specifications, using hand tools.
• Monitors feeding and printing processes of presses in order to maintain specified operating levels and to detect malfunctions; make any necessary adjustments.
• Operates equipment at required speed to ensure proper ink coverage, alignment, and registration.
• Loads, positions, and adjusts unprinted materials on holding fixtures or in equipment loading and feeding mechanisms.
• Pours ink and other materials into reservoirs of printing units, making measurements and adjustments to control color and viscosity.
• Maintains, or adjusts equipment using proper preventive maintenance techniques.
• Blends and tests inks and varnishes according to types of material being printed and work order specifications.
• Cleans and lubricates presses and components, using oil, solvents, brushes, and rags.
• Removes printed materials from presses, using lifts or hoists, and transports them to storage or finishing areas.
• Ensures the work conducted within the production area is performed in a safe and efficient manner. Any unsafe work conditions are addressed immediately.
• Ensures adherence to all quality control processes and procedures and actively supports the company's internal audit program.
• Maintains daily time and materials usage reports by entering information into the computer print management system.

Secondary Functions:
• Individual must be able to monitor processes, materials and equipment, as well as judge quality through inspection of characteristics.
• Individual must be able to work independently with minimal guidance required. This implies good time management, planning/organization, and decision-making skills.
• Individual must be able to complete any reasonable request of management necessary to effectively operate the department/company.
• Individual must be able to interact effectively with a wide variety of people, maintaining flexibility, objectivity and a capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Participation and support of 5S initiatives and activities.

Position Specifications:
• 1-2 years relevant experience in printing preferred
• High school diploma / GED / or equivalent preferred
• Candidate should possess basic mathematical skills
• Candidate should possess a strong work ethic, time management and troubleshooting skills, a positive attitude, and be detail oriented
• Candidate should be familiar with word processing and other basic computer skills.
• English language required

Physical and Other Requirements:
Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams, opportunity to make decisions without supervision, mistakes are not easily correctable and have serious consequences that impact the results of co-workers, customers or the company. Requires being exact or highly accurate, meeting strict deadlines, and working with others in a group or team. Regularly required to stand; walk; talk; sit; listen; lift up to 50 pounds and have vision capabilities that enable reading and viewing a computer screen. Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls. Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people, includes exposure to strobe lights, sounds and noise levels that are distracting. Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

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