Job Standard for Printing Technician 3
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Printing Technician 3 Overview
- Person Group: Classified
- Job Code: 01423
- Pay Grade: J
- FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
- Career Level: Level 3
- Family: Communications & Marketing
- Function: Publications & Graphics
At the advanced journey level, set up, operate and maintain up to and including large complex printing presses to produce high quality multiple-color printed material. Function as a lead technician. Perform related work.
Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.
Good knowledge of: basic color theory, color management, color spaces and International Color Consortium standard (ICC) color profiling.
Experience: operating digital high-volume presses and printers; adjusting, maintaining, and repairing complex digital presses including multi-color presses, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; multiple operation systems and various types of Page Description Languages (PDLs); digital file formats; archival and retrieval protocols; operating high speed black and white and color production printers or presses such as Xerox iGen3, HP Indigo, Kodak Nextpress in a dedicated in-plant environment or commercial print shop.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Good knowledge of digital plate-making technologies and press room chemistry.
- Experience: operating offset printing presses including multi-color presses of 29″ and ten or more rollers, adjusting, maintaining, and repairing complex offset presses including multi-color presses, determining proper ink flow and water balance on large cylinders, mixing ink and determining color hue balance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge of basic color theory, color management, color spaces and International Color Consortium standard (ICC), and color profiling.
- Experience: operating digital high-volume printing presses; adjusting, maintaining, and repairing complex digital presses including multi-color presses, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; multiple operation systems and various types of Page Description Languages (PDLs); digital file archival and retrieval.
60% of Time the Printing Technician 3 must:
- Work on either offset or digital printing presses. Operate highly complex printing presses, consistently run difficult/complex commercial type printing jobs. Review printing work orders to determine printing specifications, machine set up procedures and supplies needed. Advise and recommend layout. Determine printing sequence and schedule. Set up and operate printing presses to reproduce printing orders. Determines appropriate ink additives or digital color adjustments for exact color matches.
- Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair complex machine malfunctions. Perform routine cleaning and maintenance. Act as lead technician and train, assign, and review the work of other press technicians.
- Research and implement new raw materials, supplies, and processes and procedures. Monitor and maintain quality control; may work with prepress department to resolve plate quality issues, and develop press department maintenance schedules. Insure operators adhere to safe work practices. Set up and operate a variety of bindery equipment and provide lead work supervision in operation of printing and bindery equipment including training, assigning and reviewing work and providing input for performance evaluations.
- Provide consultative services to users on matters relating to printing needs as well as technical assistance to users in the determination of whether a request is within the capability of the center, and may provide technical advice on the best printing process to use, and relative priority.
35% of Time the Printing Technician 3
Determined by department needs
5% of Time the Printing Technician 3
Perform other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Incumbents work with printing chemicals and around continuous high-level noise, lift and carry materials weighing up to approximately 50 pounds, stand approximately six to eight hours each day, and manipulate large stacks of paper up to 28 “x 40”.
Not applicable for Printing Technician 3
Printing Services Coordinator, other professional positions
Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.