Pre-Press Operator at StickerGiant

The Pre-Press Operator ​has the primary responsibility to create and configure final print-ready files for large-scale digital printing manufacturing. The Pre-Press Operator is the final expert to create accurate files and proofs during production preparation. This role keeps an acute eye on the final measurements, dimensions, quality and accuracy of art files to ensure they are production-ready. You are already familiar with pre-press and industry standard printing practices. You know the difference between a vector and raster and you can spot image resolution issues in a heartbeat. Balancing rush jobs with your normal workflow is a breeze and you look for new ways to continuously improve the process.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop knowledge of StickerGiant core processes and requirements through job shadowing and cross-functional training
  • Create and process final production-ready layouts with customer artwork
  • Update and revise electronic files to ensure production requirements are met
  • Ensure fluid communication on individual jobs across multiple departments including customer success, art, production
  • Maintain commitment to good communication between employees across all departments
  • Observe and communicate ideas and solutions for continuous improvement
  • Commit to production workflow schedule and meet the demands of rush orders when needed
  • Detect and adjust color issues
  • Monitor production schedule
  • Perform final Quality Assurance step on all artwork before transfer to production team

 

EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; educational focus in science, technology, engineering, arts or math (STEAM) subjects such as fine art, graphic design, mechanical/industrial manufacturing, math
  • 3+ years experience in digital printing, graphic production, pre-press operations
  • 3+ years using Adobe Illustrator
  • Printing industry sector experience
  • Knowledge of standard manufacturing processes and protocols

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY

  • Advanced knowledge of the technical side of Adobe Illustrator such as job setup, scaling images and layout
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop knowledge
  • Computer proficiency
  • Great organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to be flexible for scheduling and work hours
  • Ability to maintain a close eye on weekly, monthly, quarterly productivity metrics and to adjust work as needed to meet goals
  • A mindset for solutions-focused problem solving using data-driven approaches
  • Track record of contributing to continuous improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrate effective communication techniques with internal staff and customers
  • Able to juggle multiple projects and demands in a high-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Quality-minded and safety-focused
  • Demonstrate flexibility to learn other duties and positions within the organization

StickerGiant is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

 

 

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