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Printing Machine Operator Salary
in Virginia, United States

$36,420 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$506

Average Bonus

Last updated: February 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Printing Machine Operator is $36,420 a year and $18 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Printing Machine Operator is between $27,640 and $43,683. 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 Virginia, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • 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 Virginia, 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:
$42,221
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Printing Machine Operator Job Listings for Virginia, United States

Forklift / Assembler / Machine Operator / Mechanic / Manufacturing
Feb 20
Charlottesville, VA, USA
Arete Technologies inc
Title: Machine Operator Location: 2500 Austin Drive Charlottesville Virginia USA 22911-8300 ... of printed wire assembly (PWA) boards, subassemblies, application of labels and operation of ...
Bag Machine Operator
Jan 28
Richmond, VA, USA
Novolex Holdings, Inc.
Bag Machine Operator Position Summary: Under the direction of the Production Supervisor and ... Understand printing job requirements by the specifications. * Set up the bag line by loading film ...
Machine Operator / Machinist
Feb 22
Charlottesville, VA, USA
Arete Technologies inc
Essential Functions • The Advanced Manufacturing Operator will be responsible for assembly of printed wire assembly (PWA) boards, subassemblies, application of labels and operation of testing ...
Bag Machine Operator
Jan 30
Richmond, VA, USA
Novolex
Bag Machine Operator Position Summary: Under the direction of the Production Supervisor and ... Understand printing job requirements by the specifications. Set up the bag line by loading film and ...
Machine Operator/Assembler
Jan 26
New Market, VA, USA
Kelly Services
Machine Operator Production: Setup, operate and adjust manual and CNC machines to achieve part ... prints, drawings, and form - Use and knowledge of Calipers, telescopic gages, and measuring devises ...
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