Under general supervision, performs journey level work in the
operation of high speed single and multi-color presses and related
printing equipment in a large scale plant printing operation.
Performs all phases of press work including make ready operations,
care and maintenance of presses, and selection of stock and ink.
1. Operates and maintains a variety of complex single and
multi-colored presses and related printing equipment to support
the production of close registered printed materials. Prepares
plates and negatives.
2. Examines job order to determine quantity to be printed, stock
specifications, colors and special printing instructions.
3. Sets up printing presses to ensure accurate registration.
Monitors quality of printed copy for ink density, paper position,
and registration and adjusts press components, ink and water
levels throughout the production process.
4. Prepares and monitors production records, inventory press
5. Ensures operational readiness and safety of printing presses and
other related equipment and informs supervisor of major
malfunctions. Cleans and adjusts equipment.
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: Four years progressively responsible experience in the
operation of single and multi-color presses and related equipment.
Thorough knowledge of and skill in the operation and maintenance of
high speed single and multi-color presses and related equipment.
Skill in setting up and maintaining close registration throughout
production processes; in preparing plates and negatives; selecting
appropriate paper stock and inks. Ability to communicate effectively;
to follow oral and written instructions; to maintain effective working
relationships with others; to perceive normal color spectrum; to
operate, adjust, and maintain assigned presses and equipment; to lift,
transport, and stock press supplies, paper and related equipment; 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.