Under general supervision, functions as a lead worker in the
performance of journey level work in the operation of high speed
single and multi-color presses and related equipment in a large scale
plant printing operation. Produces highly complex single and
multi-color close registered printed materials.
1. Provides assistance in the evaluation of methods for improving
production, performance, and quality of work and recommends
changes in work processes to increase efficiency.
2. Operates and maintains a variety of complex single and multi-color
presses and related equipment to support the production of close
registered printed materials. Prepares plates and negatives.
3. Performs complex press work involving the application of four
color and multi-color varnishes and other finishes.
4. Sets up printing presses to ensure accurate registration.
Monitors quality to printed copy for ink density, paper position,
and registration and adjusts press components, ink and water
levels throughout the production process.
5. Examines job order to determine quantity to be printed, stock
specifications, colors and special printing instructions.
6. Ensures operational readiness and safety of printing presses and
other related equipment. Performs routine repairs and maintenance
7. Prepares and maintains production records, inventory press
8. Provides guidance and instruction to others in press and equipment
operations and production procedures.
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 years progressively responsible experience in the
operation of single and multi-color presses.
Comprehensive knowledge 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; in selecting
appropriate paper stock and inks. Ability to communicate both orally
and in writing; to follow oral and written instructions; to maintain
effective work relationships; to lead and train others in press
operations and production procedures; to evaluate methods for
improving production and quality of work; to perceive normal color
spectrum; to operate, adjust, repair and maintain assigned presses and
related equipment; to lift, transport, and stock press supplies,
paper, and related equipment; to wear and work in personal protective
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.