Prepress Tech

Job Description

Job Title: Prepress Technician
Department:Prepress
Reports To: Prepress Manager
Shift: Full time Monday to Friday averaging 45 hours a week
Contact: Gail DeSmet at 507-836-6540 or gdesmet@page1printers.com

Job Summary

Knowledge understanding of basic printing theory, including impositions, trapping, overprinting, resolution DPI, dot/press gain, paper characteristics, pagination, shingling (creep), color space and color theory.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Quark X press, PDF workflow essential and Microsoft Office.

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.

Qualifications:

High School Education or equivalent required. 2-3 years of Pre-Press experience and Platemaking or vocational/technical degree is preferred. 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 45 hours a week.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be net by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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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