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East Tennessee State University

Offset Press Operator Lead Worker

Title Code: 6225 

Occ. Group: 414.908 

Offset Press Operator Lead Worker

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; supervising employees of a lower classification and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Instructs and supervises employees of lower classifications.

Operates offset printing 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 required. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of occupational and safety precautions.

Knowledge of offset printing procedures and equipment.

Knowledge of methods and principles of supervision.

Ability to operate offset printing and duplication machinery.

Ability to requisition supplies and maintain a stockroom.

Ability to print high quality material.

Ability to operate machinery required for binding.

Ability to perform light maintenance on equipment.

Ability to instruct and supervise employees of a lower classification.

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. Responsible experience as an offset press operator. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
5/1/83          6     533023114

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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