Sample Job Description for Prepress Operator

This sample job description template for the position of Prepress Operator will guide you in preparing a JD for this opening in your organization.

Job Title: Prepress Operator

Location of the Job: Hopewell, VA 23860

Years of Experience: 1 to 3 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: High School or equivalent

Job Summary:

Digital Color Graphics – an industry leading Commercial Offset, Printing, Mailing and Fulfillment Company located in Bucks County PA is looking for a qualified individual to for our prepress department.​

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting software problems; calling for repairs.​
  • Determines prepress requirements by reviewing work orders; studying design, content, and specifications.​
  • Maintains prepress files by filing and retrieving layouts.​
  • Obtains layout approval by submitting completed design and layout; reviewing and implementing changes.​
  • Develops design concepts by evaluating space requirements, type size and style, spacing, and graphics; reviewing customer’s designs.​
  • Initiates printing production by transmitting files.​
  • Prepares printing plates by separating colors; operating platemaking systems.​
  • Prepares finished page layouts by writing, editing, keying, and copying text; creating and importing graphics; converting, scanning, and enhancing documents, illustrations, and photographs, into digital images; operating proofing systems.​
  • Maintains quality results by editing layouts including spelling, grammar, punctuation, reproduction, clarity, and consistency; adhering to prepress standards.​

Position Requirements:

  • Candidates must have at least 5 years experience in the printing industry, and a thorough understanding of electronic prepress for both offset and digital.​
  • Candidates must have expert knowledge of all major graphics packages – Quark, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Pitstop, and others.​
  • Candidates must be hands on, good team players in order to facilitate proper project management with the production staff, have great interpersonal skills and be prepared to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines.​

Salary: 22,000.00 – 37,000.00 USD /year