Job Summary

Performs and supervises highly specialized print shop tasks related to the layout, transformation, and production of graphic arts materials, including press operation, bookbinding, and typesetting.

Job Functions

  • Serves as the final reviewer of all layout work and ensures correctness. Reviews complex layout work involving tight tolerances and four-color processing.
  • Sets up, operates, and maintains a light offset printing press, other light duplicating equipment, or a heavy offset printing press; adjusts equipment for speed and size of paper.
  • Examines proof sheets to detect errors in position and alignment of type, page elements, margins, trim, and fold and makes proper corrections.
  • Photographs camera-ready materials with photo-direct camera plate maker. Makes line, halftone, and duotone negatives. Makes paper/mechanical/technical (PMT) prints as specified for camera-ready artwork. Obtains desired negative color (color keys).
  • Coordinates, supervises, and participates in the layout, transformation, and production of specialized and technical graphic arts areas.
  • Makes work assignments and reviews the work of designated personnel; assists in the training of designated personnel; advises supervisor regarding specific personnel actions.
  • Maintains clean and orderly work area.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High school degree and four years experience in field or completion of trade school or apprenticeship plus two years experience. Experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.

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Skilled Craft (non-supervisory)

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