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Digital Pre-Press Technician/ Digital Press Operator

Bridgeton, MO
Job Title:  Digital Pre-Press Technician/ Digital Press Operator
Department: Design
Reports To: Operations Manager
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
Digital Pre-Press Technicians/Print Press Operators use digital printing machines and software programs to effectively create materials per customer specifications while meeting production and quality goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Ability to manipulate images pre-press, modifying files for sheet optimization while maximizing production
Operate digital press(es) following make- ready and run procedures while striving to meet or improve on estimated run times and waste allowances while maintaining quality standards
Continuously monitor quality of product being produced and before order is pulled from press, ensure perfect samples have been retained
Complete paperwork accurately and entirely
Communicate shift change instructions
Communicate to Production Manager immediately of any shortages, defective material/components, mechanical issues, excess spoilage, or incomplete job information
Maintain clean work area and equipment on a daily basis
Complete daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual preventative maintenance of equipment
Monitor pressroom supplies for assigned equipment and work area. Notify Production manager of low inventory of supplies
Assist with coordination and utilization of Press Support personnel to meet scheduling needs
Maintain personal productivity and quality standards that make possible attractive financial returns so that the company may continue to provide excellent service to our customers and ensure job security and career growth
Contribute to a work environment that fosters pride in being a part of a winning team and promotes personal growth
Adherence to company policies, including its attendance is essential.
Supervisory Responsibilities                  
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience                  
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field, or certificate in digital print technology; or two to four years related experience and/or training on digital press operation; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills                  
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Mathematical Skills                  
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, and measurements.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  Ability to correctly measure and correctly read a tape measure.
Reasoning Ability                  
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Computer Skills                  
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Artios CAD Design software; Adobe Illustrator and Creative Suite products ; Caldera RIP Software, Onyx, Colorgate, Internet Explorer Internet software; Amtech software; Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word Word Processing software.
Other Skills and Abilities                  
Creative, independent problem solver, start-up mindset with proven success in fast paced environments with ability to multi-task
Troubleshooting technical and mechanical issues
Thorough understanding of the fundamentals of print production and pre-press, as well as strong production and graphic skills
Effective communication skills to interact with all levels of the organization
Other Qualifications                  
Occasional Travel Required, Must have a valid passport
Required to work over 40 hours per week, including occasional nights and weekends required.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met 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 regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and hot and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Boxes, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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