Under direct supervision, performs routine work in the operation of
single color offset presses and related equipment for the production
of printed materials.
1. Operates standard printing equipment such as single color offset
press and finishing equipment. Prepares materials for printing
such as plates, negatives, paper and ink.
2. Performs routine maintenance on printing machines according to
prescribed procedures. Cleans, adjusts and makes minor repairs to
3. Examines job order to determine quantity to be printed, stock
specifications, colors and special printing instructions.
4. Prepares and maintains production records and inventory of press
5. Responds to routine inquiries regarding printing processes, job
layout and project schedules.
6. Performs material handling activities such as moving supplies and
cases of paper, loading and unloading printing equipment and
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: Six months in the operation of an offset press.
Basic knowledge of paper weights and reactions to various duplicating
processes and inks; of the preparation of negatives and plates; of the
operation of offset presses and related equipment. Ability to
maintain effective working relationships with others; to communicate
both orally and in writing; to follow oral and written instructions;
to operate, make adjustments and perform routine maintenance of offset
printing equipment; to lift, transport and stock printing supplies,
paper, and related equipment; to perceive normal color spectrum; to
wear and work in personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.