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PRINTING ESTIMATOR/PLANNER

SUMMARY:

The Printing Estimator/Planner is responsible for printing forms, pamphlets, and other materials. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Receives, reviews, and prioritizes job orders. Determines materials needed and estimates costs. Sets up and operates bindery equipment to cut, assemble, staple, drill or bind materials.

Maintains and operates sheet fed four color printing presses. Mixes colors to create desired ink color. Operates and adjust automatic printing presser to develop pamphlets, required forms, and other requested printing materials.

Documents all work orders and maintains various records, files, and logs. Inventories and orders supplies for printing request.

Examines and inspects proofs or printed material, to detect errors and evaluate the adequacy of clarity ensuring quality is met.

Performs routine preventive maintenance on presses by oiling, replacing belts, and making minor repairs on other printing equipment.

Receives incoming printing shipments, assists with unloading, checks delivery against purchase order, checks for damages and contact vendors concerning discrepancies.

Cleans printing machine and bindery equipment and work area.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of printing operations and procedures. Knowledge of form/graphic design. Ability to operate and maintain printing equipment. Ability to maintain inventory and requisition supplies. Ability to review print orders, determine materials needed, and produce a finished product.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of advanced training in printing techniques and practices; plus two years of experience in the printing trade.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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