The Prepress Technician is responsible to prepare and submit artwork files to the press, troubleshoot press file issues, edit artwork files as needed, perform press checks for color approval and provide pdf proofs to the customer for review in a fast-paced production environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary.
Create pdf proofs for customer approval.
Make edits and adjustments to customer files.
Set-up artwork files to match Roastar and customer specifications.
Prepare/Setup artwork files for print software according to order and job specifications.
Work in multiple programs; organizing and distributing artwork files.
Adjust color in artwork files to match to a specific color(s).
Perform press checks in production to approve desired color.
Communicate with customers via chat, phone, and email on project/artwork details.
Interact with production, scheduling, customer service and sales in a professional manner.
Follow all Company safety policies and safety procedures to maintain a safe work environment.
Follow all Company policies, rules, and regulations.
Act as a professional representative of Roastar at all times.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Associates Degree in related field required.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign) required.
Experience in pre-press, graphic arts or printing environment required.
Knowledge and understanding of color required.
Experience in HP Indigo pre-press environment desired.
Specific Skills, Licensure and Certifications
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign).
Proficiency in Mac environment.
Advanced communication skills to include: person to person, large group presentation, written and phone.
Exceptional attention to detail to compose, type and proof material accurately.
Ability to work with multiple priorities, prioritize and organize workload to meet deadlines.
Good organizational skills.
Ability to ask for help when needed.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced production environment.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Standard office work environment.
This position description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Responsibilities and requirements are subject to change at the discretion of management. The employee is expected to adhere to all Company policies and procedures.