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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Printing & Equipment Operator
Position Classification Code: C1061
Job Family: Business, Accounting and Finance
Pay Level: 03
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Operates a variety of offset printing presses and related equipment in order to produce printed material based on specifications of job order. Produces burn plates for jobs.
Standard Duties:
Adjusts and sets up printing presses or related equipment dependent on job assigned and job specifications; mixes ink, selects appropriate paper stock, adjusts machine according to thickness of paper and maintains appropriate chemical/solution levels. Operates a variety of printing/press equipment including multi-colored machines in production of printed materials. Burns and develops plates if original copy needs reduction including determining length of exposure and placement of copy on plate. Responds to problems with jobs and provides expertise in correcting problems and answering job related questions regarding process, machines or materials for other operators. Maintains accurate records of work in progress such as amount of time and materials required to complete job. Examines completed jobs to determine if quality standards are met. Cleans printing equipment and performs preventative maintenance on equipment as needed; responds to equipment breakdowns and performs minor repairs of equipment. Operates various bindery equipment such as folder or stapler and assists with packaging jobs as needed. Monitors level of printing/duplicating supplies and orders according to established department procedure.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of ink, paper and chemicals used in printing and duplicating specifications. Knowledge and skill in operation of larger printing presses and equipment including multi-colored machines.
Skilled in working with printing and duplicating equipment; interpersonal and organizational communication, both oral and written.
Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- High School diploma or GED certificate.
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-