Under general supervision, performs moderately complex work in the
operation of both single and multi-color offset presses and related
equipment for the production of printed materials.
1. Operates both single and multi-color offset presses and finishing
equipment. Ensures acceptable production quality, accurate
registration, half tone reproduction, screens and reversals.
2. Prepares moderately complex material and equipment for printing
and finishing operations such as perforators, binders, folders,
paper and ink. Prepares plates and negatives for printing.
3. Performs maintenance on printing machines. Cleans, adjusts and
makes minor repairs to equipment.
4. Examines job order to determine quantity to be printed, stock
specifications, colors and special printing instructions.
5. Prepares and maintains production records and inventory of press
6. Responds to inquiries regarding printing processes, job layout and
7. 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: Two years in the operation of an offset press.
Working knowledge of the operation of single and multi-color offset
printing presses and related equipment; of paper weights and reactions
to various duplicating processes and inks. Skill in setting up,
operating and maintaining offset presses and related equipment; in
preparing plates and negatives. Ability to maintain effective working
relationships with others; to communicate both orally and in writing;
to follow oral and written instructions; 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.