Title Code: 6245
Occ. Group:
 

PLATEMAKER

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY
of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and
COMMITMENT
to intellectual achievement is embraced.

DEFINITION

Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in preparing lithographic printing plates and photographing art designs. Performs other duties as assigned.
 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

- Chooses plate size according to job specifications.

- Operates lithographic platemaking machine.

- Removes plate from frame, places in developer sink, and pours chemical solution over plate.

- Photographs art designs from camera-ready art work.

- Operates photocomposing (vacuum frame) machine.

- Develops film by immersing negative in chemical solution.

- Uses drafting tools and instruments such as T-square, triangles, art brushes, etc.

- Performs other duties as assigned.
 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

- Skill in use of drafting tools and instruments.

- Skill and photograph and film developing.

- Knowledge of principles and techniques of platemaking.

- Skill in operation of photographic and platemaking devices.

- Ability to attend to details.
 

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. High school graduate or equivalent; college or vocational courses in photography plus one year experience; or experience as a studio photographer plus one year additional experience in photography; or three years experience in photography.
 

Date         Skill         Eval             
5/1/83          4     5220221130

 

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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.