Printing Press Operators
Also called: Press Operator, Pressman, Printer, Printing Press Operator
In the Marine Corps: Basic Combat Camera Marine; Combat Camera Production Specialist
In the Navy: Lithographer Tracking NEC
What they do:Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses.
On the job, you would:
- Collect and inspect random samples during print runs to identify any necessary adjustments.
- Examine job orders to determine quantities to be printed, stock specifications, colors, or special printing instructions.
- Verify that paper and ink meet the specifications for a given job.
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Graphics or photo imaging software
Desktop publishing software
Document management software
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