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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 205E
Category: Information Services


Performs entry-level and routine bindery, copying tasks; or, under close supervision, performs routine tasked operating offset duplicating machines capable of printing a single color of material.

Typical Work

Assists in the operation of stitching and punching machines;

Assists in the performance of routine duties normally required in pamphlet binding such as gathering printed pages in correct order, wrapping, banding, tying, labeling, tabbing, counting, and boxing;

Cleans and makes minor repairs to machines; reports needed machine repairs and supply items;

Sets up and operates offset duplicating machine to reproduce forms, memoranda, letterheads, manuals, pamphlets, and other materials in a single color;

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.

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.

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

High school diploma or GED equivalent. Successful completion of a vocational school offset reprographics program or one year experience operating offset duplicating machines and associated equipment will substitute for education.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 3675 Pamphlet Binder I, 02800 Offset Duplicator Operator 1; adopted
May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.