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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

OFFSET PRESS OPERATOR

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OFFSET PRESS OPERATOR
207K
Category: Information Services

Definition

Operate and maintain offset press equipment 25 x 38 or larger.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class perform journey level press work including four-color process.

Typical Work

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.

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

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.

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