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Printing Machine Operator Salary
in Idaho, United States

$33,080 (USD)

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Last updated: February 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Printing Machine Operator is $33,080 a year and $16 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Printing Machine Operator is between $25,105 and $39,677. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Printing Machine Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Idaho, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and operates machine to print designs on materials, such as cloth, fiberglass, plastic sheeting, coated felt, or oilcloth: turns handwheel to set pressure on printing rollers, according to specifications.
  • Turns screws to align register marks on printing rollers with register marks on machine, using allen wrench.
  • Sharpens doctor blade, using file and oilstone, and verifies evenness of blade, using straightedge.
  • Aligns doctor blade against printing roller, using handtools.
  • Dips color from tubs into color boxes to supply printing rollers.
  • Scans cloth leaving machine for printing defects, such as smudges, variations in color shades, and designs that are out of register (alignment).
  • Realigns printing rollers and adjusts position of blanket or back gray cloth to absorb excess color from printing rollers.
  • Records yardage of cloth printed.
  • Coordinates printing activities with activities of workers who feed and doff machine and aid in setting up and cleaning machine.
  • May notify colorist when color shade varies from specifications.
  • May mix own colors.
  • May mount printing rollers on machine for change of pattern printing-roller handler.
  • May position knives specified distance from edge of plastic material to trim excess material from edges.
  • When printing samples of new patterns and novelty designs, is designated novelty-printing-machine operator or proofing-machine operator.
  • May set up and operate cloth printing machine utilizing caustic soda paste instead of color paste to print designs on clo.
Printing Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Printing Press Operators

Job family population: 171,130

Estimated population of Printing Machine Operator jobs: 3,255

Rate of error: 1.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Printing Machine Operator Job Listings for Idaho, United States

Machine Technician
Jan 28
Jerome, ID, USA
Novolex Holdings, Inc.
... operating bag machines and associated equipment in order to safely produce high-quality bags in ... Understand printing job requirements by the specifications * Set up the bag line by loading film ...
Machine Technician
Jan 30
Jerome, ID, USA
... operating bag machines and associated equipment in order to safely produce high-quality bags in ... printing job requirements by the specifications Set up the bag line by loading film and adjusting ...
Production Worker
Feb 12
Preston, ID, USA
Focus Workforce Management
... Machine Operator, Logistics, Material Handler and Handling, Order Pickers, Picking, Pulling, Distribution, Printing, Printers, Packaging, Welding, Machinist, Clinical and Laboratory, Technical ...
*Contingent* Field Service Technician with Top Secret with Security Clearance
Feb 14
Idaho Falls, United States
Information Management Group
We are currently operating an effort that requires IMG to be responsible for successfully ... machine and repair (Idaho location only); deployment and installs, moves, adds, and changes of ...
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