The Prepress Operator's responsibilities will include effectively preparing client provided files for print production. Knowledge of the printing and bindery process is needed to effectively perform this job.
•Preflight client supplied files.
•Prep supplied files for print production.
•Impose artwork per the supplied production plan.
•Utilize workflow automation tools to streamline processes.
•Generate and construct both digital and printed color proofs.
•Ability to complete file edits and revisions.
•Ability to interact with project team and client on file issues.
•Assist Prepress Manager with special projects as required.
Required Experience: Expert knowledge in Adobe CSS, PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, Kodak Prinergy and Preps is required. Experience with EFI Monarch is desired. Must be able to work with various graphic design and layout software applications commonly used on Mac's and PC's. A thorough understanding of digital file formats (pdf, tiff, eps) from different operating systems (Mac and PC) is required. Must have the ability to output digital files to various output devices; must have the ability to continue to learn and use new graphics software on an ongoing basis. Must be able to work overtime.
Candidate must have the ability to operate zero-speed splicers, clamp trucks, fork trucks and electric jacks. Ability to read and understand job tickets. This position prepares plates to be mounted, assists 1st and 2nd Press Operator. Must be computer literate and familiar with the printing process.
Coordinate shipment of all outbound parcels and letters as well as all other shipping related functions. Unload and accurately document all material delivered to the facility.
Universal Wilde is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for all open positions for which they apply and for advancement without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Universal Wilde complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws with regard to equal employment opportunity.