I have done most everything in the forms-printing industry except for sales.

I have nearly Twenty years of experience as a print-production operator; web-offset presses, including 4 color process printing, mixing and matching custom PMS ink colors and equipment maintenance.
Some of the machines I have run over the years are; Schriber-Harris 500 presses in 22inch, 17inch & 14inch circumference by 17.5 inches wide,2,3,4 &5 color, Schriber-Harris 1000 22 by 20.5 inch three color, Schriber 800 17 by 20.5 inch two color, Didde 860 2 & 4 color 22inch by 20.5 and 17.5 inches wide and Didde 860 17inch cir. four color by 17.5 inces wide.
       
Several years experience operating different collators; Schriber-Harris 800 continuous 6-station, Harris 525 continuous 6-station, Hamilton Hi-line 4, 6 & 8 station, Hamilton Jumbo 6 station, Didde Web-Klect 8 station snap/unit-set with automated delivery.
        In addition I have a year and a half of pre-press experience, stripping, metal and plastic (flexo) plate making, camera and a small amount of composition. Some expirience with Pitstop Pro & Quark
      I have been trained to run various types of finishing & bindery equipment, to fill in as needed and during slower times. Shrink and stretch wrap packaging. Padding and carbonless edge padding. Stitching (wire stitching), scoring, booking pads and forms. Various cutters like Itoh and Challenge, most programmable, some manual.
         I have nearly Ten years of warehouse and shipping experience, stock/raw material handling, stores and distribution. Operating forklifts roll clamps, order-picker/reach trucks, gas and electric, in both receiving and shipping, pick & pack as well as bulk and break-bulk packaging.  Loading and unloading containers, semi-trailers and rail/box-cars. Shipping via; UPS Worldship, local couriers, FedEx, Parcel Post, LTL freight and trucking companies. Shipping boats and trailers to Alaska and Canada. When living in the Seattle area I also did deliveries from Bellevue and Wallingford to Delridge, Kenmore, Everett and etc.
            In order to stay current with my positions I have had to adapt to many different types of work as well as training people to do those jobs. I have also served on various safety and improvement committees and received several “employee of the quarter” awards. Most employers I have worked for have been very happy with my abilities to “do what needs to be done” in learning new procedures and how to use new equipment.
       
I have good experience assembling custom adjustable EZ-Loader boat trailers from kits to complete units with all their running gear including lights and brakes.
            I also have a large amount of experience assembling and maintaining my own computers, with AMD and Intel CPUs, based primarily on Windows platforms, (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP-Pro, XP, 2000 & 98SE.) I've created several websites and have been doing volunteer computing for over 50 different programs including Seti@home & World Community Grid, both CPU and GPU computing.
       I have a useful familiarity with Word, Open Office, Word Perfect, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS4 & Dreamweaver CS3. Also, I have managed my own home network, wired and wireless.

I have done amateur illustration (drawing) most of my life, in several formats; pencil, charcoal and colored pencil. I have also painted over the years as well; mostly watercolor, gauche, oils and acrylics.
I also do photography with digital and film 35mm SLR and 120/220 medium format cameras.
References may be made available upon request.

OBJECTIVE:

            To find a position that offers full-time employment that will enable me to utilize my diverse background, ability to learn, related experiences and strong technical skills in making a positive contribution and attain career advancement. I look forward to an opportunity to become a highly valued employee who can help solve problems and be productive.

EXPERIENCE 

Sterling Business Forms 3456 Nw. Yeon Ave. Portland, OR  (503) 796-2464
Printing Press/Collator Operator           6-14-12 to 8-27-15 (Lay-off)
            Primary duties: printing custom sheet forms (for ink-jet and laser printers), snap-out or unit-set and continuous forms,  on Didde 860 two and four color, 17 & 22 inch by 17.5 inch wide presses. We had to mix & match our own PMS inks. One or two days a week, I collated unit-set/snap-out forms on a Didde Web Klect II with automated delivery.

This would consist of mounting rolls of paper on the in-feed of the printing press, mounting lithography plates, (wet offset lithography), setting ink profile, (the amount and area of ink), registering the actual print to the proper place on the paper and the colors of the printing. Then using various hand tools and rulers, setting and registering various perforations and punching to the correct placement both horizontally and vertically on the printed page, according to diagrams and instructions in the “copy” or “proof” folder/ job ticket. Followed by either re-winding the paper at the end of the press or placing finished product into boxes or stacks for further processing as needed

From time to time, I helped in the bindery and shipping as needed sometimes a couple hours several days a week. UPS Worldship, couriers, LTL, etc. Also had to do  some pre-press tasks; plate making, restriping.

Wright Business Graphics   18440 NE San Rafael    Portland, Or.    (503) 661-2525        
Printing Press/Collator Operator
Full-time from 6-15-96 to 4-26-02 (lay-off) and from 9-19-05 to 4-18-12 (lay-off)

Primary duties: printing continuous, snap-out or unit-set forms, and custom sheet forms (for ink-jet and laser printers), while maintaining and observing quality standards. I have extensive experience running Harris/Schriber custom offset web presses Model 500 & 1000 in three to five colors in sizes 14X17½ , 17X17½, 22X17½ and 22X20½ and Didde 860 4-color in 17X17½.   

This would consist of mounting rolls of paper on the in-feed of the printing press, mounting lithography plates, (wet offset lithography), setting ink profile, (the amount and area of ink), registering the actual print to the proper place on the paper and the colors of the printing. Then using various hand tools and rulers, setting and registering various perforations and punching to the correct placement both horizontally and vertically on the printed page, according to diagrams and instructions in the “copy” or “proof” folder/ job ticket. Followed by either re-winding the paper at the end of the press or placing finished product into boxes or stacks for further processing as needed.

Occasionally I would run one of the Hamilton Continuous 6 or 8-station collators when needed. This required additional perforations and gluing of multiple sheets or "webs" of paper together and packaging them, according to diagrams and instructions in the “copy” or “proof” folder/ job ticket.
I was also required to perform maintenance that consisted or simple lubrication and cleaning to mechanical repairs. 
I would also run a forklift or clamp-truck to help with shipping or material distribution when things would get slow or to help when there were absences.

From time to time, I helped in the bindery and shipping as needed sometimes a couple hours several days a week. UPS Worldship, couriers, LTL, etc. Also had to do some pre-press tasks; plate making, restriping.

Skillcraft Form Printers  3333 NW Industrial St.  Portland, Or. 503-223-3489           Web Press/Collator Operator/Halm Envelope Press                  5-6-02 to 9-15-05

Primary duties: printing continuous, snap-out or unit-set forms, and custom sheet forms (for ink-jet and laser printers), while maintaining and observing quality standards. I have extensive experience running Harris/Schriber custom offset web presses Model 500 in three to four colors in sizes 14X17 ½ , 17X17 ½, 22X17 ½ and 22X20 ½, and Didde 860 4-color in 22X20 ½ . Most of my printing experience was in printing checks with soya laser inks, MICR characters and inks. 

This would consist of mounting rolls of paper on the in-feed of the printing press, mounting lithography plates, (wet offset lithography), setting ink profile, (the amount and area of ink), registering the actual print to the proper place on the paper and the colors of the printing. Then using various hand tools and rulers, setting and registering various perforations and punching to the correct placement both horizontally and vertically on the printed page, according to diagrams and instructions in the “copy” or “proof” folder/ job ticket. Followed by either re-winding the paper at the end of the press or placing finished product into boxes or stacks for further processing as needed.

During slow times I was trained to run various bindery equipment, consisting of various guillotine cutters, shrink-wrap machines and hand gluing.
I also printed envelopes on a Halm  Superjet 2-color press. This type of printing is much the same as "web" printing but instead of a roll of paper you print on individual envelopes, and place them into boxes and cartons.

I would also run one of the two Harris 525 6-station collators. This required additional perforations and gluing of multiple sheets or "webs" of paper together and packaging them.

I was also required to perform maintenance that consisted or simple lubrication and cleaning to mechanical repairs. 

I would also run a forklift or clamp-truck to help with shipping or material distribution when things would get slow or to help when there were absences.

From time to time, I helped in the bindery and shipping as needed sometimes a couple hours several days a week. UPS Worldship, couriers, LTL, etc. Also had to do some pre-press tasks; plate making, restriping.

Wright Business Graphics   18440 NE San Rafael    Portland, Or.    (503) 661-2525 Printing Press/Collator Operator See above
Full-time from 6-15-96 to 4-26-02 and Full-time from 9-19-05 to 4-18-12

Vanier Business Forms (Now known as Renolds & Renolds) Bellevue, WA.
Printing Press Operator/Pre-press/Material-stock Handler 3-88 to 5-24-96

Primary duties: were to print custom business forms, roll to roll, roll to fold and roll to sheet. Primary experience was with Harris/Schriber offset web presses. Model 500 22X17 ½ three color, Model 800 17X20 ½ two color and Model 1000 22X20 ½ two color press.  This would consist of mounting rolls of paper on the in-feed of the printing press, mounting lithography plates, setting ink profile, registering the actual print to the proper place on the paper and the colors of the printing. Then using various hand tools and rulers, setting and registering various perforations and punching to the correct placement both horizontally and vertically on the printed page, according to diagrams and instructions in the “copy” or “proof” folder/ job ticket. Followed by either re-winding the paper at the end of the press or placing finished product into boxes or stacks for further processing as needed.
During slow times I was trained to run various bindery equipment, consisting of various guillotine cutters, shrink-wrap machines and hand gluing.
I was also required to perform maintenance that consisted or simple lubrication and cleaning to mechanical repairs. 
I worked as a Warehouseman/Stock handler for about four years. Utilizing forklifts, stand-up or ride on lifts,  roll grab trucks and various material handling equipment. I was responsible for inventory control and distribution; Pulling raw materials for press production, Pulling orders and finished goods for shipment to customers.
Receiving raw materials for web and cut sheet presses, business supplies  and various types of equipment. Shipping processed forms and goods to be finished. I have experience with UPS, USPS, various air freight, trucking and  barge companies as well as some experience with international shipments.
I spent a year and a half working in the pre-press department. Preparing negatives for plate making and plate making; metal, flexo/plastic'rubber and paper printing plates. Proofreading, proof/copy-making, film  and camera-work. 
Served on several safety and quality improvement process committees.
I was employed full-time from 3-88 to 5-24-96

Red Robin Int.,   Lynnwood & Seattle WA.                                 Steward/Prep-cook/Line-cook
5-85 to 2-88

Ray Marine Distributing, Seattle, WA.    3506 Stone Way N. (No longer in business@ location)

Warehouseman/Delivery Driver/Boat Trailer Assembler        2-83 to 10-84  
Shipping , receiving, Extensive forklift experience.
Loading/unloading containers and boxcars. Preparing Lund  boats, Grumman canoes & E-Z Loader trailers for shipment to Alaska via barge. Assembling E-Z Loader boat trailers. Local deliveries to boat & sporting good shops as well Alaska barge companies.

                                     
Augsburg Publishing House
(Now Augsburg Fortress) Seattle, WA.
             Shipping Clerk  Some experience shipping goods all over the world and dealing with customs declarations. Experience with UPS, USPS, various air freight, trucking and  barge companies as well as some experience with international shipments.     6-80 to 9-82  

Graduated from Century High School , Bismarck, N.D. 1980.