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Prepress & Plate Technician

Company: Trivium Packaging
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Location: Youngstown, Ohio

Department: Graphics

Job Summary:

The Prepress and Plate Technician will operate the Proof Press to verify that ink color will meet specifications for the customers and will operate the Laser Engraver to make plates. This position will conduct color samples and pull proofs to check for ink coverage, density, alignment, and registration.  This position will work with the Graphic Artists to receive the art files to prepare/process on the laser engraver. The Prepress & Plate Technician will report to the Prepress & Plate Supervisor, and will also work with Ink & Plates Technicians, Lithographers and Production Manager’s. The working hours for this role are an off shift.

 

 

Job Duties:

 

  • Prepare artwork files for Laser Engraver to make flexographic plates.
  • Incorporates all press specifications in files including marks, registration, gain curves, and profiles in to achieve press matches.
  • Log process in Hybrid software system.
  • Follow standard operating procedures for the use of graphic programs.
  • Operate Proof Press equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Clean and perform routine maintenance on Proof Press.
  • Produce pre-production color samples on Proof Press and ship to customers.
  • Assist in preparing job start-ups and set-up sheets for Ink and Plates and answer questions that may arise.
  • Assist with on-line and off-line press checks as needed.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Modify color modifications on Proof Press and assist in making modifications on production line as needed.
  • Log and record operational data on computer.
  • Conduct coating samples and ensure coatings match.
  • Communicate with Ink and Plates department for color matches and revisions.
  • Mix inks to create specific finishes.
  • Conduct tests on plates and distortions as needed.
  • Authority to stop and/or modify work processes due to non-conformance and/or unsafe working conditions.
  • Report all potential food safety concerns to the quality assurance manager.
  • Perform all other job duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

 

  • 3+ years’ experience in prepress production for the flexible packaging industry.
  • High level of experience in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Strong sense of organization and time management.
  • Previous plate making experience a must.
  • r Must be willing and able to work the off shift which is 7pm-7am and a 2-2-3 schedule.

 

 

Work Environment:

This position works in a manufacturing environment and around machinery that produces noise.

The noise level in the work environment is very loud. Employees must wear hearing protection and all other assigned personal protective equipment. Temperature can range from extreme cold (<40 degrees) to extreme heat (>95 degrees). The atmosphere contains fumes, dust, and odors.

 

Who We Are:

Trivium Packaging is a global leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide and employs close to 8,000 people. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care and premium beverages.

 

At Trivium, people are the driving force in all our successes by bringing expertise and talent to help us stand out, achieving excellence through their commitment and drive, and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement in everything they do. Together, our goal is to be the number one choice for customers seeking sustainable metal packaging solutions.

 

Trivium Packaging is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

 

 

Keywords: Trivium Packaging, Youngstown , Prepress & Plate Technician, Other , Youngstown, Ohio

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