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JOB SUMMARY:

The Print Shop Equipment Operator operates a variety of printing, binding, and finishing equipment in the print shop.  He or she is responsible for preparing materials for each job, completing print jobs in a timely manner, and ensuring overall quality of the finished product.  The Print Shop Equipment Operator works with other print shop personnel to achieve product excellence and meet customer requirements. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Operates a variety of printing, cutting, binding, and finishing equipment types.
  • Reviews job information for each print project to ensure all documentation is correct and the job meets customer requirements.
  • Collects finished product into appropriate packaging with correct labeling for delivery.
  • Understands the programming capabilities and can set up the all machines.
  • Cleans and proactively manages maintenance and repair of all print shop equipment to keep the machinery in good working order.
  • Performs setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting on all of the print shop equipment.
  • Assists in preparing the printing equipment for production in a timely manner.
  • Assists with determining needed supplies, repair parts, and replacement or additional equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Environmentally controlled print shop facility most of the time, enclosed warehouse part of the time.
  • Operation of printing, trimming, and binding equipment.
  • Some lifting required as well as other duties associated with warehouse management (operate fork lift, etc.)
  • Normal 9 hour work day, occasional workdays or up to 10 hours or more.
  • Rapidly changing workload, priorities, demands, schedules, and deadlines.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Zero to three (3) years of experience in a print shop equipment operations or related role.
  • Ability to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot all print shop equipment.
  • Experience with printing and bindery processes is preferred.
  • Superior customer service focus.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively in fulfilling customer needs.
  • Attention to detail and self-starter.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining focus.
  • Positive attitude toward daily work, co-workers, and clients.
  • Ability to troubleshoot software/hardware problems is preferred.