Prepress Operator

Job Description

Job Title: Prepress Operator
Reports To: Prepress Manager
Shift: Full time Monday to Friday averaging 40 hours a week
Contact: Ashley Peters at 507-836-6540 or

Job Summary

Knowledge understanding of basic printing, including impositions, pagination, layout and design work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat. Layout and design weekly, monthly, and quarterly publications for established customers including web and sheetfed work

Pre-flight PDF files according to printing standards of files to prepare them for print and digital reproduction.

Interact with customer service, external customers and other business leaders regarding the status of jobs and problem-solving scenarios.

Answer phone calls when asked to help by others.

Read and accurately interpret production orders and printing specifications to process files.

Maintain consistent communications of project details and scheduled job status with manager and customer service.

Maintain an updated schedule of jobs for both the web and sheet fed presses

Pre-press personnel are required to develop and maintain a working knowledge of software and RIP (Raster Image Processor) technology relating to the output of all proofs and plates.


Printing experience helpful but will train. Ability to read and interpret documents such as: press layouts, work instructions and maintenance instructions. Must be self-motivated, organized, detail/quality minded.

Positive attitude, good team player with the ability to interact effectively with clients and co-workers. Good written and verbal communication skills. Reliable attendance with a commitment to working 40 hours a week.

Physical Demands

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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