Pre-Press/Make Ready

Sinclair Systems International, LLC   Fresno, CA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on October 11, 2021

Sinclair Systems International, LLC is the label supplier to the citrus, apple, stone fruit, avocado and greenhouse tomato packer/shippers of the world. We offer our customers a complete labeling solution that consists of custom food-safe produce labels, innovative machine application systems and specialized expert technical service. Our market leadership relies on motivated team members that are committed to customer satisfaction, are results oriented and strive for excellence.  

We are currently looking to fill a Pre-Press/Make Ready position for our Fresno, CA facility. This will be a 2nd shift position:


Key Performance Indicators

  • Health and Safety: Incident Rate
  • Quality: Plant Return Rate (PRR), Laminate Waste, and First Pass Yield 
  • Productivity: Utilization, and Efficiency (OEE) 
  • Work Order On-time Completion


Key Accountabilities

  • Participates in the production of high quality labels in a safe and efficient manner by performing Pre-Press and Make Ready activities including plate mounting, plate management, ink management, requisitioning and issuing materials, and performing departmental audits using attention to detail and established procedures


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follows safety and operating procedures for all production and ancillary equipment and reports safety hazards to supervisor
  • Cleans and inspects plates for defects and files them accordingly; reports plate defects for replacements
  • Mount and demount plates according to production requirements; verifies plate quality prior to use 
  • Mixes, color matches and issues inks using Pantone guides and equipment including measuring scale, ink proofer, spectrodensitometer; returns unused inks to inventory 
  • Records traceability and inventory information into ink management system
  • Issues and cycle counts raw materials and consumables; requisitions replacements 
  • Operates forklift as assigned 
  • Prints and prioritizes work orders according to production schedule 
  • Provides feedback on production schedule to Leads, Supervisor or Manager, when applicable to support production efficiencies 
  • Assist press operators with set ups and clean ups and assists packer/rewinders as assigned 
  • Performs housekeeping and keeps work area, machines, and equipment clean 
  • Performs routine maintenance on production and ancillary equipment 
  • Completes required documentation for time keeping, housekeeping, and period preventative maintenance 
  • Enters maintenance requests as needed 
  • Meets or exceeds label production targets (PKIs) 
  • Attends and participates periodic production, safety and departmental meetings 
  • Cross trains into other label production department roles 
  • Works as a back-up in other production department roles as assigned 
  • Other projects and/or duties as assigned by supervisor/manager 
  • Travels to other Sinclair production sites as assigned 


Essential Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education equivalent (GED) - required
  • 2 years of experience working in the printing industry
  • General computer literacy
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures
  • Ability to speak effectively to other employees of the organization
  • Able to carry out instructions and problem solve in a group or team and independently
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work in team environment and independently with little supervision
  • Punctual
  • Calm demeanor
  • Must be able to perform in a fast paced work environment
  • Ability to travel


Desirable Qualifications

  • Certificate in Flexo-graphic printing
  • Experience with Flexo-graphic inks and printing
  • Experience as an ink or plate technician
  • Computer literacy w/databases, word processing, and spreadsheets

Benefits a Sinclair: We offer our full-time employees flexible time off (FTO), paid sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and vision benefits, flexible spending accounts, dependent care reimbursement accounts, 401K and profit sharing!