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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 205O
Category: Information Services


Lead assigned Offset Printer Operators and perform printing and related work.

Typical Work

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of employees; ensure quality reproduction standards; 

Inspect negatives for quality and position negatives on flats for plate making; 

Perform routine equipment maintenance and repair; 

Perform the duties of an Offset Printer Operator; 

May prepare paste-up for cameras; 

May prepare plate and master files; 

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

Three years of full-time experience operating offset printing equipment with at least 11 X 18 inch plates.  Completion of an offset reprographics/printer course may be substituted for up to one year of work experience. 

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 23, 1984.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 3678), general revision, deletes distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.