Prepress Operator

StickerGiant is an essential business that provides high-quality stickers and labels, fast turnaround, and excellent customer service to our customers. Our humble mission is to help people tell their story. Our customers count on us for continuous high-quality products, services, and speed. We value employees who are fully committed to StickerGiant, a continual learner, and accountable to their team and bring their best every day. We run our company using Open Book Management practices which allows our employees to see, experience, and take ownership of our shared success together.

The Prepress Operator has the primary responsibility to create and configure final print-ready files for large-scale digital printing manufacturing. The Prepress Operator is the final expert to create accurate files and proofs during manufacturing 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 prepress 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 manufacturing requirements are met
  • Ensure fluid communication on individual jobs across multiple departments including customer success, art, and manufacturing
  • Maintain a commitment to good communication between employees across all departments
  • Observe and communicate ideas and solutions for continuous improvement
  • Commit to manufacturing workflow schedule and meet the demands of rush orders when needed
  • Detect and adjust color issues
  • Monitor manufacturing schedule
  • Perform final Quality Assurance step on all artwork before transfer to the manufacturing 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 of experience in digital printing, graphic production, prepress 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 solution-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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance and heavier lifting or movement tasks with assistance
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional climbing, stooping, bending, and overhead reaching
  • Frequent walking, grasping, and gripping

POSITION SCHEDULEbDETAILS

  • Full-time position exempt non-exempt
  • Monday - Friday (40 hours/week)
  • Standard hours include 8 hours days
  • Overtime is NOT required but is available upon request
  • This position will require in-person/on-site work, please inquire

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • 100% company-paid employee premiums for health, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Company covers a portion of healthcare costs for dependents (spouse, child, and domestic partner). Affordable dental coverage offered.
  • 2 weeks PTO + 9 paid holidays + 6 paid sick days
  • 401(k) matching 100% up to 2% of your contribution + guaranteed 3% regardless of your contribution (total of 5% company contribution)
  • “Gainshare” bonus program: Each quarter we provide a bonus to all employees IF the company exceeds plan numbers for profit.
  • Professional Development: We provide opportunities for attending conferences, obtaining and/or renewing certifications, and participating in workshops and will tailor-make your career development plan with you

Salary Range:$18.5000 To $19.7500 Hourly

STICKERGIANT WORKING CONDITIONS - COVID19

  • StickerGiant is considered an essential business and we are committed to providing a happy, healthy, and safe working environment for our Giants (i.e. employees)
  • We have addressed risks proactively which includes: prioritizing critical operations, communicating with employees and customers regarding all business changes, adhering to proper/recurring cleaning procedures, enforcing social distancing and the proper use of protective clothing and equipment (provided to all employees by StickerGiant), implementing teleworking where possible, and keep informed status locally
  • This position will possibly require on-site work, please inquire for more information

We care a great deal about creating an environment where all Giants can bring their whole selves to work and to provide all candidates with an equitable, inclusive and accessible recruitment process in alignment with our values. At StickerGiant, we provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, citizenship status, political opinion, social group, ethnic origin, marital status, union affiliation, union sympathy, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all conditions of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. If you prefer accommodation during the recruiting process, or you have feedback about your candidate experience at StickerGiant, please contact the Director of People+Culture. 

 

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