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Offset Press Operator I

Job Description

TITLE: Offset Press Operator I

JOB CODE: 8724



EEO6 CODE: 6 = Skilled Crafts

GRADE: Pay Grade 4

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 18,732.00
midpoint 23,040.00
maximum 27,348.00

PURPOSE: To provide for skilled operation of various types of offset printing equipment and related machines. Responsible for producing neat and clean printed material, maintaining and repairing of lithographic machines, and, in some instances, maintain and operate lithographic equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Prints varied documents such as letters, folders, forms and other material by the offset process. Makes close adjustments and alignments to achieve clean, legible, well-centered images. Mixes and dilutes inks and chemicals. Regulates flow of ink to rollers. Maintains offset presses. Collates, stitches, staples or binds booklets, reports and similar articles. Performs related duties as required. Checks supply of regularly used stock, and assists in taking inventory annually.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from Print Shop Supervisor and/or Assistant Print Shop Supervisor. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Usually none.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: High school graduation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: One year of experience in the operation and maintenance of offset presses and other lithographic equipment. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Offset press, collator, paper cutter, power hole punch, stapling machine, binding equipment, automatic exposure unit for making plates. Care in operation of all printing equipment. Working conditions are considered acceptable, but involves prolonged standing, lifting, carrying and exposure to hazards of mechanical equipment, fumes, odors, dust and noise. Alertness and careful attention is required to avoid injury to self and others. Special job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render the position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.