Pre-Press Technician / Graphic Designer – Print HUB (Full-Time)

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Department:

Mail and Printing Services

Reports to:

Print HUB Production Supervisor / Lead

Location:

Print HUB

Role Introduction:

Load customer supplied electronic files for output onto the Prepress file server. Check customer’s electronic files for completeness and potential problems using the software on the Mac and Windows OS platforms. Identify missing or problematic components and communicate them to Print HUB Production Supervisor/Lead, Manager of Mail and Print Services, customer, and production personnel. Work directly with Print HUB Production Supervisor/Lead, customer, and/or production personnel as necessary to work out any problems with the job.

We are seeking team members who place a high value on teamwork, innovation, and character development.  Each team member should have a strong desire to serve our campus as though they were family.

Role Function:

    1. Read work order as well as all notes and instructions (customer notes, digital paperwork, etc.).
    2. Use preflight software to check incoming work to determine if all elements of the job conform to Ripon specifications.
    3. Ensure that we have all the fonts needed for the job and resolve font conflicts.
    4. Check for type reflow.
    5. Identify missing images and inform the customer.
    6. Identify color issues (RGB, too many spot colors, etc.).
    7. Identify page layout issues (wrong margins, no page bleed, wrong page count, etc.).
    8. Perform basic troubleshooting.
    9. Communicate concerns found in the preflight procedure to Print HUB Production Supervisor/Lead, customer, and/or production personnel.
    10. Work directly with Print HUB Production Supervisor/Lead and customer as necessary to resolve issues/problems.
    11. Maintain all equipment related to department.
    12. Works effectively as a team member, embracing and fostering Tree of Life’s mission.
    13. Other store duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

    1. Working knowledge of the Mac and Windows operating system.
    2. Working knowledge of the following software:
      • Adobe Acrobat
      • Adobe Acrobat Distiller
      • Adobe InDesign
      • Adobe Illustrator
      • Adobe PageMaker
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • Microsoft Office Suite
      • Modern Web Browser
      • Stuff-It
      • WinZip
    3. Working knowledge of font handling and troubleshooting.
    4. Working knowledge of external support devices (CD, DVD, Zip Disk, Flash Drive, etc.)
    5. Working knowledge of email, FTP and InSite file transfers
    6. Working knowledge of font handling on different operating systems.
    7. Working knowledge of bindery, press and mail specifications (drill allowance, margins, bleeds etc.)
    8. Has a working knowledge of PDF creation.
    9. Understanding of printing process

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed

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