Printing Press Operators:

Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $36,280.00
Average Time to Fill 33 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,963
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -13.50 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up production equipment or machinery
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products
Process photographic prints
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products
Arrange galley setups of type
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Mix ingredients to create specific finishes
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Collect samples for analysis or testing

Controlling Machines and Processes

Fabricate printing plates
Operate bindery equipment
Operate printing equipment or machinery
Operate fabric printing equipment
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Operate cutting machinery or equipment
Operate digital scanner
Operate collating machine

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Color Editing
General Office Duties
Financial Reporting
Customer Contact
5S Methodology
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

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