Silkscreen Pressman

Williamston, NC

Post Date: 06/15/2017 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $10-$15 hr.


  • The primary job duties would be to operate various screen-printing equipment for wide variety of jobs and customers. Review job tickets, set up presses, run multi-color jobs and perform press clean-up and maintenance. Print accuracy to standard or specific tolerances and perform color checks are part of the job responsibilities


  • Pull garments for job
  • Check work order for count, style and color
  • Tape screens, make ready for ink
  • Register screens for 1 color or multicolor jobs
  • Tend silk screen machine that prints designs, patterns, lettering, or other images on assorted materials products, like glassware, ceramics, metal, plastic, or electronic components
  • Bolt framed silk screen onto machine and installs adjusts workpiece holding fixture, stops and guides, using hand tools, ruler and workpiece pattern
  • Attach squeegee to pneumatic drive mechanism, using wrench and connects airline to mechanism
  • Regulate air pressure and manipulates squeegee to adjust pressure angle of sweep
  • Apply printing compound to screen, using spatula or brush
  • Place workpiece in or on holding fixture, presses button to lower screen, and depresses pedal or pushes button to activate squeegee
  • Perform a test print and make corrections
  • Observe silk screen and workpiece to detect printing defects caused by ripped screen applies glue to rip to repair screen
  • Put on and take off garments from press to dryer
  • Package garments and send to shipping
  • Maintain press in good working order
  • Wash screens to be reused


  • Use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Communication skills for ensuring accurate orders

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