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Prepress Technician / Digital Operator

Apply Job ID 23432 Date posted Nov. 02, 2022 Location New Berlin, Wisconsin Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

Production opportunities at Quad instill a sense of empowerment and possibility distinct from those at other employers. Quad’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities include world-class automation and printing technology. This includes guided vehicles (driverless fork trucks) and world-class digital presses that give our clients a full range of options to produce personalized marketing products. Fueled by innovative, interesting days, you’ll find hard work is good work, and feel a deep sense of pride in a job well done – something shared by everyone in the community we call Quad.

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: : Quad  is currently seeking 1st Shift Prepress Technician/Digital Press Operator to work in our Quad Instore facility at Moorland Drive in New Berlin.  The Operator is responsible for prepping files for print and producing quality printed sheets, boards, or rolls. We offer paid relocation help to candidates with prior experience. 

Position Overview:

  • Operate and troubleshoot digital press
  • Accurately interpret, document, and communicate diagnostic feedback from equipment and act upon information to resolve production, maintenance and repair issues.
  • Perform color matching of supplied material.
  • Read and understand job tickets.  Complete necessary job paperwork.
  • Command of technical vocabulary and the ability to communicate effectively with electronic prepress, press operators, customer service, vendors, equipment technicians and customers is essential.
  • Clean and maintain work area.
  • Operator is responsible for preparing files to print. The job duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
    • Pre-flight customer files.
    • Make file corrections as requested.
    • Prepare final files for client and press.

Job Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to differentiate between colors and will be required to complete a color test.
  • All equipment operations are controlled via computer interface.  Position requires the ability to navigate through multiple computer screens quickly and efficiently.
  • Computer software application experience in a prepress environment and experience in digital color control, color manipulation, and experience operating HP, Vutek, Durst or Inca Onset presses a plus.  However, candidates with offset experience and strong computer skills may be considered.
  • Successful candidate must possess solid organizational and problem solving skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with little or no supervision.
  • Must be self-motivated, reliable, and quality and safety oriented.
  • Ability to apply written instructions to job set-up.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, reaching, bending, walking, standing, stooping, pulling and pushing with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Must be available for overtime during the week, and on weekends when needed.

Education: 

  • HS diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years prepress experience and/or vocational/technical degree

Experience: 

  • Experience with prepress and or digital press equipment.
  • Experience with common desktop publishing tools such as Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) required.
  • Experience with PitStop, Prinergy and Preps area plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong math skills and knowledge of simple computer operations.
  • Ability to read, interpret and process written job instructions including those dealing with dimensions and quantity.
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, reliable, and quality oriented.
  • Must be available for overtime during the week, and on weekends when needed.
  • Knowledge/Experience in Packaging and or Large Format is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Digital and Conventional presses & printing a plus.

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