Silk Screen Operator Apprentice - 2nd Shift
Valid USA

Bolingbrook, Illinois


Valid USA is a secure, make-it-happen partner. We are a global company with a market capitalization of more than $1 billion and 6,000 associates worldwide. Our job is to ensure every solution is seamless and secure - whether it's for big data, payment cards, government issued identification, mobile financial services or highly targeted direct marketing campaign management. Our website is

Valid has a great job opportunity for a Silk Screen Operator at our Bolingbrook manufacturing facility on 2nd Shift. The hours will be 6:00pm-6:00am and this role will be rotating 3 days/4 days working the front half of the week for a month, then working the back half of the week the following month.

What will you do?

  • Demonstrate commitment to safety and performs job duties in accordance with company safety policies and procedures.
  • Understand job ticket information to determine quantity, special work instructions, and any other special customer requirements.
  • Locate and inspect the printing material to assure conformance to the specified requirements.
  • Proof plates to assure correct graphics before production.
  • Set Rollers, hang plates, apply ink, set fountain settings, and perform all related machine operation to operate press machine
  • Run make ready sheets- line up for proper position and layout.
  • Demonstrate the ability to start up and operate the press efficiently.
  • Bring process colors and/or special colors into register.
  • Measure registration using registration marks and dot alignment with and without a loupe.
  • Achieve ink and water balance.
  • Set and adjust inks to achieve required colors-matching specified requirements.
  • Maintaining and adjusting ink levels during production to match specified requirements.
  • Achieve and monitor UV Lighting levels to assure proper curing rate to prevent offset and delamination.
  • Examine press sheets during production for normal and special variation
  • Set up job and maintain color control by using the Intellitrax system
  • Clean the press according to press manual
  • Perform preventive maintenance.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the shop floor data collection terminals and display consistency and accuracy
  • Perform other related job duties as assigned.
What are we looking for?
  • At least 1 years of related experience with silk screen presses.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to handle potentially hazardous materials.
  • Must possess high standards of personal integrity.
  • Able to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Pass a drug test and criminal background check prior to employment.
  • Ability to follow instructions to assist in operation and maintenance.
  • Ability to work independently with high attention to detail.
  • Able to work overtime when needed.
  • The ability to communicate orally and in writing in the English language.
  • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Positive attitude and good teamwork skills
What we offer:
  • Benefits are effective on the 1st of the month following date of hire and include a choice of 4 medical plan options under BCBS, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401(k), two weeks of vacation, 6 additional days of paid time off and paid holidays.

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