State of Washington Classified Job Specification
OFFSET PRESS OPERATOR
Operate and maintain offset press equipment 25 x 38 or larger.
Positions in this class perform journey level press work including four-color process.
Set up, feed, and operate a 25 x 38 or larger offset press which may include four-color process and complex technical illustrations;
Inspect and maintain proper quality of printed material; make necessary machine adjustments and repairs;
Insure proper feed and process count;
Inspect and install zinc printing plates; apprise Photolithographers of defects, and install corrected plates;
May mix inks for proper color and shade;
May direct work of press helpers and other personnel;
Perform related duties as required.
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.
Completion of press operator apprenticeship, or equivalent experience to qualify for journey standing.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Class Specification History
New Class adopted January 3, 1973
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 3682) general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.