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Press Operator

Data Recognition Corporation
Maple Grove, MN
Closing date
Aug 19, 2022

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Full Time

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This position is responsible for accurately and efficiently operating an offset printing press producing a large variety of applications of scannable/non scannable documents.


Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate a web offset press producing quality scannable documents meeting customer specifications and scanning requirements based on a thorough knowledge of OMR, OCR, and Image scanning and production standards
  • Read and understand job tickets specifications: challenge conflicting or incomplete information
  • Perform all quality checks during and after the production process to ensure that the finished product meets customer’s specifications and expectations. Must conform to known scannable quality standards
  • Monitor and accurately record hours worked, paper consumption, ink usage, and plate remakes for job costing and billing documentation.
  • Achieve daily production goals with a minimum of waste and rework due to quality issues.
  • Troubleshoot printing problems effectively with minimal waste of time and materials.
  • Must perform all required preventive maintenance
  • Work closely with pre-press and finishing departments to ensure that previous and subsequent press operations are performed according to job specifications.
  • When requested, work closely with customers during the printing production process
  • Complete special projects as assigned

    Preferred Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year experience in press operations or technical school graphics graduate
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and basic mathematical skills


    Essential Job Requirements:

  • Report to work promptly when scheduled
  • Be able to work under supervision and accept feedback 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups
  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased work load
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously
  • Other duties as needed

    Physical Requirements: This job requires frequent stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, and grasping, the ability to hear clearly at conversation levels, the ability to lift objects of 40 pounds or more routinely and have clear close, peripheral and distance vision. The essential duties must be performed satisfactorily in order for an individual to successfully fulfill the requirements of this position. This position will be occasionally exposed to some hazardous material and conditions.


    DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.




    Founded in 1978, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) is a privately-held company headquartered here in the Twin Cities, with offices in Maple Grove, Woodbury, Brooklyn Park, and eight other locations nationwide.  DRC’s three divisions – Education, Survey Services and Document Services – provide high quality programs and services to state departments of education, medium-to large sized global businesses, and the United States Government.  DRC delivers full-service educational testing and assessment programs; large-scale survey research and data-collection programs; and comprehensive digital and mailing document solutions.  DRC continues to achieve extraordinary growth and provides superior career opportunities for talented professionals.


    *Health Insurance
    Medical and Dental
    *Term Life Insurance/AD&D
    *401(k) Plan
    *Profit Sharing
    *Personal Time Off
    *Short Term Disability
    *Long Term Disability
    *Tuition Reimbursement
    *Educational Grants for Children of DRC Employees *Community Service Leave *Discount Programs

    Locations: Maple Grove Headquarters/494 & Bass Lk Rd, Brooklyn Park/7303 Boone Ave N and the Brooklyn Park Distribution Ctr./8900 Wyoming Ave N.  If interested in applying,  please visit the Careers page on our website at


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