Incumbent serves as a printing services specialist performing a variety of functions to include project planning, quality control, and equipment operation activities to accomplish assigned duties. Utilizes knowledge of digital file formats, electronic imposition, color management, quality control and image manipulation to plan and complete assigned projects. Operates conventional and/or digital printing equipment, such as NexPress and Docucolors to prepare various types of printed products. Examines quality of each job and adjusts equipment or files as necessary to meet established standards. Performs daily and scheduled maintenance on assigned equipment. Operates various types of bindery equipment (stitchers, booklet makers, etc) in support of printing requirements. Consults and coordinates with visual information staff on new requirements and provides guidance on best method to produce a product to achieve desired visual effect. Works with production coordinators as necessary to clarify and address various project production and scheduling issues. Monitors inventory and assesses usage of consumables.
Remains cognizant of current developments in printing and multi-media technology and workflow processes by reviewing technical publications, attending classes, and conferences. Also makes recommendations for new equipment and provides suggestions to improve office operation efficiency. Performs media conversion tasks to digitally capture display, index, and file information in support of customer requirements. Performs file format conversions, Creates and replicates CDs and DVDs. Performs digital image enhancement and manipulation duties. Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL POSITION AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Exposure to noise and printing plant chemicals. Ability to lift up to 40 Ibs. May require long periods of standing. Thorough knowledge of publishing and printing techniques, procedures, processes, workflows, and equipment. Experience in the operation of prepress, press (conventional and/or digital) and bindery equipment. Knowledge of basic color theory, color separation and correction principals, and general quality assurance methods. Proven problem solving skill as relates to printing issues such as production workflow, file formats, and accurate output. Solid communications ability to understand written and/or verbal instructions, to present ideas, or articulate technical issues. MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS **OCCASIONAL OVERTIME AND SHIFT WORK ARE REQUIRED**
Experience with publishing software, PDF processes, electronic imposition software, and/or trapping software. Electrical and mechanical skills. Knowledge of media conversion and mass scanning applications and processes. Knowledge of DVD/CD-ROM duplication and media/digital file conversion.
Bachelor's Degree required. 3 years of relative experience may be substituted for this requirement. 7 years of experience is required or a BS + 4 years experience. TS/SCI required.