Printing Press Operators


Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses.
Also called: Press Operator, Pressman, Printer, Printing Press Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphics software
    Desktop publishing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker
    Document management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe LifeCycle Production Print ES3

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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