Under general supervision, performs a variety of sub-journey level
work in the production of negatives and plates for printing and a
variety of moderately complex work in the operation of high speed
copiers, multi-color presses and related equipment for the production
of printed materials.
1. Performs pre-press activities related to printing such as
preparing line, halftone, and color reproduction negatives from
photographs and drawings, striping multi-color work for presses
and producing plates.
2. Photographs illustrations and artwork and develops film. Measures
layouts and recommends and prepares reductions or enlargements of
photographs for paste up.
3. Operates standard equipment such as process cameras, film and
plate processors, register punches and plate makers.
4. Operates both single and multi-color presses, high speed copiers,
and finishing equipment. Ensures acceptable production quality,
accurate registration, halftone reproduction, screens and
5. Performs finishing and bindery activities. Cuts stock for press
runs, folds, finishes, inserts, staples, trims and wraps printed
6. Monitors machinery and equipment functions and ensures operational
readiness and safety. Cleans, adjusts and makes minor repairs to
machinery and equipment.
7. Prepares and maintains production records and inventory of
8. 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: Three years in print services operations which involved
the operation of multi-color presses, high speed copiers, and
finishing and bindery work and which included at least two years in
General knowledge of the photolithography function and techniques; of
offset printing operations and equipment; of paper weights and
reactions to various duplicating processes and inks. Skill in
preparing negatives and halftones; in producing offset plates; in
setting up, operating, and maintaining related cameras and processing
equipment; in setting up, operating and maintaining offset processes
and related finishing and binding equipment. Ability to mix and
prepare processing chemicals; to lift, transport and stock related
supplies, materials, and equipment; to wear and work in personal
protective equipment; to perceive normal color spectrum; to
communicate effectively; to maintain effective work relationships with
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 examination to determine ability to perform the job.