DUPLICATING MACHINE OPERATOR I
( Non−Competitive )
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the operation of offset printing presses, digital printers/copiers and associated equipment in the preparation of forms, letterheads, brochures, booklets and similar documents. An employee in this class performs specialized work involving the preparation and operation of offset duplicating machinery. An employee in this class is also responsible for the operation of high-volume, digital printing/copying machinery. Assignments are received in the form of documents to be duplicated. Work is performed without technical supervision and is reviewed only as to the quality of the finished copies. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Prepares plates by cleaning, drying and sensitizing grained metal plates and burning in an image from a negative.
Operates an offset printing machine duplicating documents; attaches and adjusts plate to cylinder; fills repellent reservoir, inks the machine; regulates the flow of ink and repellent; makes necessary adjustments to blanket, paper feed and other machine parts; inspects proofs for quality of printing, adjusts machine until work is satisfactory.
Cleans, lubricates and makes minor repairs to equipment.
Maintains simple stock control records of supplies necessary for the duplicating process.
Operates various machines to complete duplication jobs which may include a power stapler, automatic separator/collator/stitcher, folding machine, power cutter, etc.
Operates high-volume, digital print/copy machinery to process a variety of jobs; programs job specifications into the machine to produce the desired outcome; loads paper in the machine; operates the automatic collator; and clears jams as necessary.
May restock supplies as needed to complete work.
May deliver finished jobs to various locations.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the operation of offset duplicating equipment.
Good knowledge of the limitations, adaptability and general duplicating characteristics of the various types of masters such as paper, and aluminum.
Good knowledge of the papers, inks, chemicals and other supplies used in offset duplicating processes.
Good knowledge of machine adjustments required in performing a variety of duplicating work.
Skill in preparing and burning negatives on aluminum or paper plates.
Ability to maintain routine records and to submit simple reports.
Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.
Completion of a specialized training course from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college, university, business school, trade school or high school in printing, offset lithography, or a similar course covering the use and operation of offset process duplicating equipment; or,
Six (6) months of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the operation of offset duplicating equipment.