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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

ENVELOPE OPERATOR

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ENVELOPE OPERATOR
206Q
Category: Information Services

Definition

In a high volume, large format (over 22”) offset print shop, assists an Envelope Adjuster in the set up, operation, and maintenance of specialized, high speed envelope manufacturing equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions are found within a high volume, offset print shop characterized by specialized high speed equipment capable of producing envelopes of various sizes and various specifications, such as window placement.  Production of 20 thousand or more envelopes an hour is usual.

Positions in this class work under the direct supervision of a journey level tradesperson in the set up, operation, and maintenance of high speed envelope manufacturing equipment.  Responsibilities include assisting in the set up to meet job specifications (e.g. window dies, window film, glue, flexo plates); locating and retrieving paper and other materials from inventory; assuring guards and interlocks are in place and operational; setting up and hanging window film rolls to assist adjusters; assisting in calibration, maintenance and repair of equipment.

Typical Work

Assists the envelope adjuster in the production of high quality envelope products;

Feeds materials into envelope manufacturing equipment;

Fills glue bottles and clears gum boxes;

Takes off and boxes finished product;

Assists the envelope adjuster with equipment wash ups, job change over, maintenance, and cleaning;

Delivers completed jobs to shipping or stockroom storage;

Performs envelope quality checks, checking for correct folding, printing, glue lines, and correct window placement;

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  materials, methods, production processes, and manufacturing equipment used in the production of finished envelopes.

Ability to:  interpret and follow oral and written instructions; operate the specific tools and equipment used in the area of expertise, including related tools and equipment; meet deadlines and production requirements and assist in envelope production activities quickly and accurately with regular direction from the envelope adjuster.  

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 graduation or equivalent

                                                                                    AND

One year of mechanical experience in a production environment.

Class Specification History

New class; adopted June 30, 2015; effective June 30, 2015.

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