Under general supervision, typesets or converts text, graphics,
photographs and tabular components from electronic media for printing.
1. Utilizes computerized typesetters to convert or typeset printing
jobs. Enters publication texts and tables on image setter. Codes
and calculates typesizes and styles.
2. Pastes-up type to create mechanicals for press plates, operates
camera to create elements for paste-up of mechanicals, mixes and
prepares chemicals for processing.
3. Converts media using electronic transmission or disk so that
images and information can be reproduced.
4. Operates keyboard of typesetting machine to prepare positives and
negatives for making print plates.
5. Maintains records and filing systems; updates and maintains
6. Ensures the operational readiness and safety of equipment.
Cleans, adjusts and makes minor repairs.
7. Operates equipment such as typesetters, photoprocessors and stat
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 experience in typesetting, one year of which
must have been in the operation of computerized equipment.
General knowledge of typesetting techniques and equipment; of
editorial and typesetting language; of graphic design, composition and
printing terminology; of the application of computers and related
software in typesetting. Skill in operating assigned typesetting
equipment to produce camera ready copy for printing; in the use of
keyboards; in calculating type and image specifications. Ability to
perform mathematical computations; to quickly and accurately enter
text and information on typesetter using keyboards; to communicate
effectively; to organize and maintain a disk filing system; to perform
routine cleaning and maintenance of equipment; to mix and prepare
required chemicals; to wear and work in personal protective equipment;
to perceive normal color spectrum.
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.