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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 207M
Category: Information Services


As a working supervisor, operate and maintain large offset and letterpress printing equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are responsible for both offset and letterpress printing; supervise journey printers in a pressroom.

Typical Work

In consultation with a Print Shop Manager, or equivalent authority, determine work priorities and assign workload to journey printers;

Operate and maintain offset or letterpress printing equipment (e.g., 25 x 38 or larger offset presses, and vertical letterpresses);

In accordance to layout specifications, mix or check all pressroom inks for proper color and shade;

Direct journey press operator and assure proper maintenance of pressroom equipment;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of experience as a journey press operator.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Examination Requirements

A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability, and other elements which are established through job analysis.

Class Specification History

New Class adopted January 3, 1973
Revise class. Revises title; adopted October 12, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 3684) general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.