Print Operator Position (Nightshift)

Ancor Automotive is the leading Tier 1 Automotive supplier of data management and VIN specific label solutions, partnering with OEMs for more than 40 years. We are dedicated to providing complete data, electronic and print communication solutions to maintain variable data, ensure accuracy and maximize efficiency.

We are currently seeking a Print Operator to join the team. Based in Troy, Michigan, this position is responsible to operate computer systems and a wide variety of digital printing equipment to create high quality finished output by performing the essential duties listed below. This position will also require additional training in other areas of Operations including the fulfillment area and PK machine.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be highly skilled in current Microsoft Office suite of tools, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Production systems/software such as CA Systems Autosys and Autodoc. Various printer management systems provided by resident printer vendors. Database software.

Other Skills and Abilities

Individual must possess skills operating the following or equivalent as necessary for area:  Xerox or equivalent cut sheet, thermal continuous sheet printers, finishing and/or bursting equipment, cutter.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to focus.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Conflict Resolution: Uses reason, even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and suggestions.
  • Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication: Able to read and interpret written information; Able to effectively describe issues in an email.
  • Technical Skills: Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team atmosphere; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors the work of the team and their own work to ensure quality.
  • Cost Consciousness: Conserves organizational resources; Demonstrates efforts to not waste material due to operator errors.
  • Diversity: Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment free work environment; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Ethics: Treats people with respect and kindness; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organizational goals.
  • Judgement: Exhibits sound and accurate judgement; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation: Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Quantity: Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
  • Safety and Security: Observes and follows safety and security procedures; Reports potential unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, and/or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; Gives appropriate notice for PTO requests.
  • Dependability: Follows instructions; Responds well to management directions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to meet goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with alternate plans.
  • Initiative: Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Attention to Detail: Makes judgements on the quality of the finished output and sign off regarding the quality, integrity, and accuracy of the finished job. If quality is in question, stop the job and take appropriate actions to ensure the job is correct prior to being released to the next operating area.

Print Operator Responsibilities/Activities

  • Perform machine operator functions such as computerized set-up and basic adjustments to machine.
  • Enter commands, press buttons, and flips switches on computers and print equipment.
  • Load equipment with materials such as labels, custom forms, and paper stocks for operating runs, and is responsible for the quality and integrity of the finished output.
  • Spool jobs to printers, align printers, restart print runs, and enter reprints.
  • Observe peripheral equipment and error messages to detect faulty output or machine stoppage, correct error, and resume operations.
  • Determine printer issues and place service call as needed.
    • If service is called in, complete Daily Equipment Revision checklist for printer that needs to be serviced.
  • Clear equipment at end of operating run.
  • Record quality checks, scrap, downtime, and box numbers (stock material).
  • Complete turnover report, including information/comments on if downtime or issues occurred and actions taken.
  • Monitor production files for completion from receipt of file to output file.
  • Restart job(s) after file abend(s); notify on-call IT to resolve file/data issues.
  • Train other print operators as needed.
  • Replace consumables in printers as needed: print heads, toner/ink cartridges, etc.
  • Perform daily chores: sweep/vacuum floor, blow off printers with air compressor, wipe down desks and printers, empty garbage and recycle bins, and sign off on 5S Housekeeping sheets daily.
  • Fill in on PK machine as needed.
  • Help insert labels in Fulfillment when needed.


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