Two PG employees at the St. Louis facility, Tania Gonzalez and Ian Peacock, recently completed Xerox’s iGen4 Operator Training. The pair joins the ranks of only 2000 operators worldwide who have become certified by Xerox in this training.
The Xerox course packs an intensive two weeks of on-site training in press set-up and specifications, equipment maintenance and color management. Particular attention is focused on press maintenance with the goal of maintaining a 90% productivity level. Reaching this critical benchmark means the equipment is performing at optimum levels, with little or no downtime.
Xerox trainer Bob Sampson stated: “We teach the operators the extensive diagnostic skills that they need which enable the press to function at peak performance levels. That ultimately adds a lot value when a press goes down and the operator can troubleshoot and get it up and running, in short order.”
Optimizing image quality is another important goal of the course. The training provides the framework for understanding and managing color, and the rest comes with time and experience.
Both Tania and Ian had previous experience with other presses in the St. Louis plant, but the Xerox technology was new for them. Ian said: “The training has been valuable in helping me run the equipment more efficiently, and it has definitely broadened my abilities in the work environment. “