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Entry Level Pre Press Technician

District Photo Inc. Chambersburg, PA
  • Expired: September 15, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Seeking an Entry level Pre- Press Technician to join our team!

What we expect:

  • Operates printing press to produce published materials.
  • Review job requirements to understand the scope and parameters of print jobs.
  • Prepares, aligns, and configures machinery, ink, rollers, and paper.
  • Inspect proof sheets to evaluate the quality of printing.
  • Adjusts press machinery to meet quality standards and specifications.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies needed to operate printing presses.
  • Troubleshoots issues with printing press and makes basic repairs.
  • Performs routine maintenance on presses.
  • Informs supervisor and/or lead of problems with equipment or materials.
  • Proofread and perform quality control of texts and images.
  • Enter, position, and alter text size, using computers, to make up and arrange pages so that printed materials can be produced.
  • Perform “preflight†check of required font, graphic, text and image files to ensure completeness prior to deliver to printer.
  • Operate presses to print proofs, monitoring printing quality to ensure that is adequate.
  • Examine photographic images for obvious imperfections.
  • Operate automatic and manual cutting machines to prepare printed transfers for pressing.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of printing and color management equipment, such as Eye One.
  • Manage time efficiently and prioritize tasks based on production needs.
  • Analyze originals and production samples to evaluate color density, gradation highlights, middle tones, and shadows, using densitometers and knowledge of light and color.
  • Perform minor deletions, additions, or corrections to print files.
  • Work on special projects to facilitate product development and process improvement.
  • Work in other production departments as needed to facilitate efficient workflow and adherence to deadlines.
  • Prepare cutting of graphics, text, and images transfers for appropriate departments
  • Replace rolls as needed
  • Things you need to qualify:

  • 5+ years in production knowledge and industry related; Associate’s degree in related field, preferred
  • Strong likable personality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Systems, and File transfer protocol
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Technically savvy. Able to learn computerized systems and operations quickly.
  • Design knowledge techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Knowledge of raw material, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Active listening skills
  • Adaptable attitude. Willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Sense of urgency. Takes ownership of deadlines and timelines for special projects
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Working Conditions:

  • Significant walking, bending, standing
  • Physical activities including but not limited to reaching, pulling, pushing, gripping, grabbing, and must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Prolonged periods working on a computer
  • Prolonged periods of standing and moving from press to press
  • Extended hours during peak season (Oct-Dec). Overtime mandatory
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    District Photo Inc.


    Chambersburg, PA