Offset Equipment Operator Job Description

By | May 27, 2011

Offset Equipment Operator Job Description and Profile

Under general supervision, the job of the offset equipment operator entails the operation of offset printing equipment, processors, copiers, plate-making equipment, and other types of bindery equipment. The Offset equipment operator likewise performs related tasks and duties that are required of him to do.

Duties and Specifications

  • Produces printing projects by operating various models and types of offset printing presses.
  • Sets up forms and registers them in the press.
  • Modifies types of paper feeding processes.
  • Mixes ink as well as controls water and ink controls.
  • Operates types of offset presses for one color and multi-color types of printing.
  • Operates various types of bindery equipment for drilling, stapling and padding.
  • Cuts, trims and sizes paper stock on automated type of hydraulic paper cutters.
  • Manually collates with the use of automatic collating equipment.
  • Computes stock counts and ensures availability of proper stock level.
  • Receives work orders and performs reviews with clients.
  • Records charge-back and accounting information.
  • Alerts supervisor or manager of needed stock item requirements.
  • Receives documents on stock and inventory documents.
  • Performs basic machine upkeep and maintenance.
  • Ensures immediate report of maintenance problems.
  • Assists and address troubleshooting issues.

Skills and Specifications

  • Able to maintain, operate and oversee various types of production on offset printing equipment.
  • Must operate digital and analog photocopy machines, cutting machinery and bindery.
  • Must know how to deliver a high level of quality control.
  • Be able to keep correct production records.
  • Must learn inventory practices.
  • Must know how to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Must establish cooperative and harmonious work relationships with clients and other staff members.
  • Be able to complete projects within assigned deadline.

Education and Qualifications

  • Two years of experience operating offset presses and related equipment.
  • Equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provide the necessary knowledge as well as abilities.