Press Helper 3rd Shift - Hood Packaging Corporation

Hood Packaging Corporation

Sibley, IA, US

Hood Packaging is currently recruiting for a Printing Associate(Press Helper) for our Sibley, IA facility.  We are a team that strives to be here for each other, get it right the first time, and get better every day. 

Hood Packaging Corporation has a rich history in North America as a leader in the packaging industry. From day one, our company has been at the forefront in the design and manufacture of a wide range of packaging materials. Our goal at Hood Packaging is to provide a product that is manufactured in a safety conscious environment with attention to high quality, timeliness, and that consistently exceeds safe quality food standards.  We are able to meet our goal every day because we employ some of the best packaging people in the industry. We couldn't succeed without our dedicated employees. If you are looking for more than just a job and you want a career, consider Hood Packaging Corporation. 


Position Title: 

Press Helper







Reports To: 

Department Supervisor  











To assist the Operator with set-up and production of print materials.  

Desired Qualifications:




1.       Good basic math, reading, writing and verbal communication skills. 

2.       Be able to stand/walk up to 80% of the time, up to four hours at a time.



3.       Be able to lift/carry two pails of ink; one in each hand; 45 lbs. each 



4.       Be able to handle and maneuver large bulky items safely; guards, cylinder carts, paper rolls, ink drums 

5.       Be able to handle and maneuver large items with a hoist. 



6.       Good vision color identification capabilities and hand/eye coordination. 



7.       Teamwork skills: work closely with the operator, other helpers, supervisors and with other departments.

8.       Cooperation and flexibility: be willing to work in other areas of the plant when the need arises.


9.       Be able to work safely; follow all safety and health rules to ensure the safety of yourself and others. 









The press helper positions are essential to a smooth production flow in the printing operation. Ink and paper must be ready to  go onto the machine when needed. Preparation for the next run is critical to reducing the amount of downtime during set-ups.  A clean press, work area and department are necessary to maintain high levels of efficiency and quality. 


Application Instructions:

Hood Packaging Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap or any other legally protected status.






1. Assist the Operator with set-up; remove and install print cylinders, anilox rollers, doctor systems, etc.  


2. Maintain ink reservoirs with sufficient supplies of the proper ink; do viscosity checks of ink to maintain color.

3. Prepare paper rolls for production and place them into the unwind section of the machine when needed. 

4. Remove print rolls from the rewind section of the press. 



5. Clean the machine, surrounding work area and associated equipment as needed. 


6. Complete all paperwork in a neat and accurate manner. 

Location: Sibley, IA, US

Type: Full Time

Open: Wednesday July 13th

Close: Saturday August 13th 2022