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    Classified Staff Job Description

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 060120
    Title: Printing Equipment Operator, Senior
    Pay Grade: 22
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Operates a variety of offset printing presses and related equipment in order to produce printed material based on specifications of job order. Produces burn plates for jobs.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is second in a series of two classifications. It is distinguished from the Printing Equipment Operator in that incumbents in this classification are required to operate a variety of printing equipment and jobs assigned are more complex such as in the use of multi-colored materials. Incumbents in this classification will be exposed to adverse noise levels and must perform work within established deadlines inherent to the printing industry.

    Example of Duties:
    • Adjusts and sets up printing presses or related equipment dependent on job assigned and job specifications; mixes ink, selects appropriate paper stock, adjusts machine according to thickness of paper and maintains appropriate chemical/solution levels.
    • Operates a variety of printing/press equipment including multi-colored machines in production of printed materials.
    • Burns and develops plates if original copy needs reduction including determining length of exposure and placement of copy on plate.
    • Responds to problems with jobs and provides expertise in correcting problems and answering job related questions regarding process, machines or materials for other operators.
    • Maintains accurate records of work in progress such as amount of time and materials required to complete job.
    • Examines completed jobs to determine if quality standards are met.
    • Cleans printing equipment and performs preventative maintenance on equipment as needed; responds to equipment breakdowns and performs minor repairs of equipment.
    • Operates various bindery equipment such as folder or stapler and assists with packaging jobs as needed.
    • Monitors level of printing/duplicating supplies and orders according to established department procedure.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of ink, paper and chemicals used in printing and duplicating specifications.
    • Knowledge and skill in operation of larger printing presses and equipment including multi-colored machines.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Completion of a vocational training program AND two years experience in operation of printing presses and related equipment; OR,
      • Two and one-half years experience in the operation of printing presses and related equipment; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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