Roll Tender - Web Offset

The John Roberts Company is looking for a Web Roll Tender to hang rolls of paper and to assist the press crew in make ready and operate a multi-unit, web-fed press to print brochures, catalogs, books, mailers, annual reports, etc. Web Roll Tenders also interact with press crew and customers to achieve desired product and schedule outcomes and perform routine troubleshooting and maintenance on equipment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Verify information on job ticket and staged materials (plates, paper stock, etc.) that requirements are correct before initiating make ready on press.
  • Complete paper work related to job function (counter readings, signing job tickets, etc.).
  • Locks printing plates on printing cylinder and threads loose end of paper supply roll (web) through and around rollers to cutter and folder.
  • Adjusts compensators to guide paper over rollers and cylinders.
  • Adjusts feed controls to rotate cylinder into position where plate locking mechanism is accessible.
  • Re-threads paper through press if web breaks and readjusts tension rollers.
  • Operates pasting device to splice end of new roll to depleted roll.
  • Load supply rolls of paper in press at beginning and during run.
  • Practice safe work habits and housekeeping.
  • Cleans, inspects, and lubricates moving parts of press.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Make sound decisions and resolve problems using facts, experience, problem-solving tools and personal judgment.
  • Able to recognize and observe the need for confidentiality both inside and outside the Company.
  • Adequate knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry.
  • Use hand tools or machines needed to perform operations appropriately and safely.

Physical Demands:

  • Requires walking and standing 100% of shift time.
  • Moderate carrying and pulling and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Requires 100% color vision acuity and 100% field of vision capabilities.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Insurance (Health, dental, vision)
  • Life, accident & Critical Care Insurance
  • Vacation PTO
  • Holidays
  • Retirement benefits/401K
  • School Reimbursement
  • Work/life balance
  • Free Workout Room

The John Roberts Company is seeking experienced & talented individuals to join our team.  Put your skills to work in our 220,000 square foot printing facility where we print high-quality, full-color retail advertisements and other products that make our customers businesses shine.

We have been recognized for over 18 years in the printing industry as one of the best workplaces to work. Join a progressive company that offers competitive pay, benefits and excellent career opportunities. 

Candidates must pass pre-employment physical/drug screen and background check. 

Applicants are welcome to apply within or through our web site.

The John Roberts Company
Attention Debby Boyd
9687 East River Road
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Fax: 763-754-4400

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