Available Positions

Prepress Operator

SUMMARY: The PrePress Operator is responsible for effectively utilize software to manipulate files for printing, operate digital printing equipment and aid in finishing processes


JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Please note the listed duties and responsibilities do not cover or contain an inclusive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


  • Evaluate artwork to determine if it meets production specifications.
  • Communicate with cliients regarding usability of artwork.
  • Communicate with clients when necessary to determine artwork requirements.
  • Inspect each job ticket for proper number out, materials, notes/instructions from sales, and total quantity including sub jobs.
  • Prepare files for production, including trapping and color adjustment. Proof all work prior to sending to other departments and Create digital proofs to be sent to clients for approval.
  • Create impositions and generate plates using Heidelberg Prinect.
  • Monitor press schedule and make sure plates are ready for press on time.
  • Inspect plates for every job: proper sensor marks, cut marks, etc.
  • Verify all color separations are plated and clipped together with corresponding job ticket.
  • Keep plates labeled, organized and stored in designated areas.
  • Maintain production equipment such as proofers, plate processors and imagers.
  • Perform computer maintenance, i.e. file storage in designated areas, file backup to tape or disk as required.
  • Proficient using print and design software including Adobe Creative Suite Products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop & Acrobat)
  • Must possess a strong print background and a working understanding of the print methods used in this environment; e.g. offset and flexographic printing. Knowledge and understanding of basic stripping.
  • Perform color corrections when necessary to process color files
  • Follow quality control standards, and communicate in technical terms with customer service, sales, press, and bindery department
  • Provide thorough training to employees including but not limited to new hires, transfers, and newly promoted employees as needed


QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Able to read and comprehend job tickets and customer specifications
  • Able to communicate effectively with other employees
  • Mechanically inclined and production oriented
  • Excellent attention to detail


DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS: 

  • Team Player – Utilizes all resources get the job done
  • Quality and detail oriented
  • Able to solve practical problems
  • Willing to be cross trained in the work of other departments/equipment


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Regularly required to reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Must be able frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Manufacturing environment with exposure to noise at varying levels