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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 205F
Category: Information Services


Functions as a fully qualified technician performing journey level technical tasks operating offset duplicating, or bindery machines. Positions work independently and exercise judgment and discretion in determining the scope or level of service. Performs repairs of machinery. Work is typically reviewed on a spot check basis after decisions have been made. Unusual problems that may occur are brought to a higher level technician with probable outcomes and solutions. May supervise and train lower level operators, clerical staff, temporary or resident clerical staff, volunteers, or interns.

Typical Work

Reviews instructions and schedules to determine equipment set-ups and operates micro-graphic and related peripheral equipment accordingly;

Responsible for operating a variety of bookbinding machines which are set up, adjusted, and repaired by the supervisor;
Sets up and operates offset duplicating machine to reproduce forms, memoranda, letterheads, manuals, pamphlets, and other materials in one or more colors;

Packages forms and supplies; mails or delivers duplicated materials; arranges and keeps stock orderly; maintains production records and supply inventory;

Prepares paper, plastic, and metal master plates; operates photo camera equipment and exposure frame in making negative or direct image masters;

Operates stitching, scoring, drilling, perforating, trimming, and folding machines;

May collate job, handfold, insert, hand gum, seal, string, laminate and hand number;

Cleans machines, checks performance, and makes minor repairs and adjustments; schedules maintenance and service calls;

Requisitions supplies and equipment;

May supervise lower level staff.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: plate preparation and layout work; grades, weights, and kinds of paper; inks and chemicals used in duplicating machine work; safety procedures, hazardous chemicals involved in printing operations: all bindery practices and equipment used for drilling, stitching, and collating.

Ability to: operate offset duplicating machine capable of volume reproduction of typed, handwritten and photographic material; operate photographic master unit, power paper cutter, and related equipment; meet deadlines and production requirements; follow written and oral instructions; perform all bindery activities quickly and accurately; maintain responsibility for a variety of bindery procedures without regular direction;

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.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent and one year of experience operating offset duplicating, or bindery machines. Some positions allow completion of a vocational school reprographics program to substitute for the required experience.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 3631 Offset Duplicator Operator, 3676 Pamphlet Binder II, 02930 Bindery Worker 2; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.