Offset Equipment Operator, Senior
Salary: $18.14-$22.15 hourly / $3,156-$3,852 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, provides operational support
of offset press and high-speed copier equipment, including pre-press
camera setup, stripping, and plate-making and post-press bindery
operation; troubleshoots equipment and provides technical assistance
to staff; schedules and performs maintenance actions on equipment;
and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from the
Reprographics Supervisor in that the latter is responsible for
supervision and counseling of employees and budget administration.
It is further distinguished from the Offset Equipment Operator in
that it is a lead worker responsible for performing such tasks as:
overseeing maintenance of equipment; ordering stock; setting up for
jobs; prioritizing and assigning work; developing operating
procedures; and providing training and technical support to other
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Operates full range of equipment including offset presses,
high-speed copiers, bindery and pre-press equipment; diagnoses
problems with equipment; provides technical advice; and ensures the
highest quality product is produced.
2. Solves problems by determining the problem source, modifying
processes or adjusting equipment; performs routine and advanced
maintenance actions; schedules vendor maintenance actions; contacts
service representatives; and trains with other staff to ensure
proper equipment operation.
3. Administers a scheduled maintenance program for all equipment;
determines scheduled maintenance requirements and either performs or
directs all maintenance activities and contractors.
4. Inspects incoming job requests and artwork; provides cost and
material specifications; monitors work in progress and coordinates
workflow to maintain efficiency; interfaces with customer
departments and contractors to ensure satisfactory job completion.
5. Assists in performing quality control inspections of all work at
multiple stages of production from setup to final distribution;
reviews quality control problems and recommends solutions and
procedures as required.
6. Establishes stocking levels and ensures proper stock is on hand;
orders supplies and materials required; pulls stock and prepares it
or assists operators in preparing and cutting stock for the
7. Trains other staff in all areas of equipment operation as well as
new technology and processes; provides input and recommendation for
internal procedures or updates to procedures.
8. Assists the Reprographics Supervisor in making recommendations
regarding equipment, material, and staffing requirements.
1. Four years of experience operating offset equipment, including
high-speed copiers, pre-press setup and plate-making, and post-press
bindery operation; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Offset Equipment Operator with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Desirable Qualifications: Experience maintaining offset equipment,
including high-speed copiers and post press bindery equipment.
Knowledge of: operation and maintenance of offset presses, bindery,
high-speed copiers, step and repeat cameras, plate-making equipment,
and associated reprographics technologies; paper styles, grains, and
cutting methods; camera and image composition equipment and
processes; ink weights and grade, chemicals, supplies, cleanup, and
Ability to: diagnose problems with equipment and perform corrective
action or coordinate with service personnel to effect quick and
effective problem resolution; perform basic arithmetic calculations
to correctly direct cutting of parent stock into final sizes;
formulate training materials and implement staff training; work
effectively with others; estimate stock usage and order replacement
stock; maintain complete and correct records.
Supplemental Information: Incumbents in this classification may be
exposed to a variety of hazards including: working in a noisy
environment, and chemical hazards such as ink, toner, and developer
solution. Performing the essential functions of this classification
requires various types of physical exertion, such as bending,
lifting, carrying heavy objects up to a maximum weight of 50 pounds,
and also requires possession of hearing acuity sufficient to operate