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Pre-press Technician

Apply Job ID 13180 Date posted Apr. 11, 2019 Location Omaha, Nebraska Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

As a worldwide marketing solutions partner our goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven, integrated marketing platform, with a strong foundation in print, to help clients reduce complexity, increase efficiency and enhance marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich history by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and take charge of their own success. Whether you’re an operator, sales representative, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best – for ourselves and our clients. We’re a company with a soul and a belief that we can always create a better way.

Quad Packaging is seeking an experienced Pre-press Technician at our Omaha, NE location. Ideal candidate will support operational productivity and Company profitability by preparing art files for printing and finishing production processes according to customer and Company specifications. 

Essential Functions of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Prepare Art Files - Pre-flight customer art files to determine if they are usable. Setup customer art to engineering die lines. Setup bleed and non-printing areas.  Prepare art with correct number of colors and trap according to type of printing process for item being run.  Prepare final stepped plating files for offset printing jobs.

  • Prepare Proofs - Prepare PDF and color proofs for customer approval. Prepare mockups as requested.

  • Troubleshoot Art Files - Review files for potential issues in each printing process. Troubleshoot for color, editing, and retouching. Ensure files meet job specifications and color management expectations; make corrections as needed.

  • Manage Art Files - Correctly label and store customer and Company files. Upload as needed to web database. Archive as needed.

Qualifications
  • Associates or Technical Degree preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as Desktop/Mac/Prepress Operator or in related position required

  • Intermediate computer skills - Proficiency with Mac OSX and PC operating systems, Adobe Creative Suite Required. Esko Automation Engine, Esko DeskPack, Preferred

  • Ability to use general office equipment (printer, fax machine, copier, etc.) and proofers

  • Knowledge of printing processes, color theory and trapping preferred

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Skill in decision-making and exercise of good judgment

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently multi-task

  • Analyze problems for root cause and determine solutions

  • Ability to understand, remember, and apply/follow written and verbal instructions, along with communicating routine, factual information

  • Ability to communicate technical information to others and complete routine, existing forms

  • Ability to perform tasks with room for personal interpretation; problem-solving involves a supervisor when needed

  • Ability to count accurately and add, subtract, multiply, and divide numerical data
Additional Company Information
We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more. 
Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
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