The Prepress Technician is part of the print shop department and is an integral position within the company. In this fast-paced environment you will be applying computer-based knowledge by managing and converting customer’s art into printable formats.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Convert art files for print production
Create print proofs using various software packages
Plan print jobs in accordance with the training you will receive
Create impositions for plating using Agfa ApogeeX12 imposition software
Make plates using Agfa ApogeeX12 software and Agfa Avalon CTP system
Create job jackets for production
Order consumables for print shop
Perform all duties safely, wearing required personal protective equipment
Observe all safety rules and immediately report hazards to management
Be punctual to work and show up consistently
Follow all company policy as described in the Employee Handbook
Perform other duties as required
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Quark Xpress and Adobe Acrobat with Enfocus PitStop PDF editing software.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of prepress desktop publishing applications and overall printing knowledge is preferred for this position.
Must be knowledgeable with Pantone Color books, press trapping and color builds.
Knowledge of prepress imposition and platemaking are a plus but not a requirement.
3 to 5 years of relevant work experience in prepress & print operations preferred.
Intermediate to advanced computer literacy and proficiency with typing is required.
Able to read and write in English
Multitasking and Prioritizing.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
No travel is expected for this position.
Required Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED, or equivalent years of experience.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must be able to get background check and drug test.
Must be eligible to work in the United States.