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Print Operator

Location: West Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 01-16-2018
The Digital Print Operator IV completes tasks in resourceful and effective ways.  Works on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative.  Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions. Maybe an informal team leader.  Duties are performed in a fast-paced data processing environment and require medium to heavy physical activity including lifting 50 pounds repeatedly.   Requires availability to work overtime as needed.   
Job Responsibilities:  
  • Maintain understanding of and experience with relevant print technology and equipment
  • Maybe informal team leader.
  • Assist in operation and clean-up of the digital Print area.
  • Check and verify print output against the sample to key information and indicators.
  • Complete Job Tracking Logs, Production Logs and other required paperwork.
  • Identify material with poor quality and seek assistance if needed to correct.
  • Perform proper machine set-up, start-up and shut down, including checking and verifying that equipment is ready for operation and that necessary supplies are available
  • Troubleshoot job problems or failures and perform maintenance tasks as required for all printer units.
  • Routinely load and manipulate digital print files.
  • Maintain acceptable production speeds.
  • Move inventory to and from staging areas.
  • Adhere to policies and guidelines pertaining to confidentiality, security, safety and professional conduct.
  • Use knowledge of PC based processing using windows to perform daily tasks.
  • May document equipment issues and report them as required.
  • Assign operators to work centers.
  • Communicate issues to management to ensure client service level agreement (SLA), drop dates, quality standards and schedules are met.
  • Complete Shift Turnover Logs and communication.
  • Ensure operators are maintaining acceptable production speed.
  • Ensure proper resources are available for operators and machines.
  • Ensure schedules are being followed and schedule to meet job requirements.
  • Monitor and address quality performance issues with operators.
  • Order inventory, sign for and restock inventory.
  • Train less experienced peers.  
Knowledge & Skills:  
  • Displays initiative and sound judgment in resolving production issues
  • Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments
  • Experience working in a data processing environment with emphasis on production digital printing
  • Advanced digital printing knowledge
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Advanced Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel)
  • Strong awareness of sensitivity of client data and information security issues
  • Ability to maintain positive, professional demeanor at all times
  • Work involves frequent standing, bending, lifting (up to 50 lbs.)   
-1st shift-Mon-Fri, 7am -3pm3rd shift-Mon-Fri, 11pm-7am.
-Overtime required on 2-3 Saturdays a month 
-This position is based in the city of West Chicago, not on the west side of Chicago
  • Minimum 5 years related experience
  • High school or equivalent required
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