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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6215 

Occ. Group: 414.556 

Offset Press Operator 1

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;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in operating an offset printing press; printing bulletins, brochures, books, and other materials, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Operates offset press, loads paper, sets guides, places printing plate on press, positions the paper, changes ink, and maintains the press.

Operates a paper cutter, collator, and folding machine.

Prints bulletins, brochures, books and other materials.

Cuts, folds, and pads materials.

Assembles and binds booklets.

Delivers printed materials to various locations on campus.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Knowledge of offset printing procedures and equipment.

Ability to operate offset printing and duplicating machinery.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to print high quality material.

Ability to operate machinery required for binding.

Ability to perform light maintenance on equipment.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students and other employees. 

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. Completion of the tenth grade. Some experience as an offset press operator. 

Date         Skill         Eval                
5/1/83          5     433013114

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.

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