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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5230
Occ. Group: 

Printing Estimator

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 estimating material costs and labor, and performing general accounting functions. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Discusses printing specifications with faculty, staff, students, etc., or reviews specifications outlined on order form.

Calculates and provides estimates on costs of printing and binding catalogs, bulletins, brochures, pamphlets, and other printed matter.

Makes recommendation to customers regarding type of paper, paper size, etc.

Assists customers with complaints or discrepancies concerning estimates, production or printing costs.

Updates material pricing reference book as required.

Handles billing for completed jobs and keeps track of budget expenditures.

Posts entries, corrects and balances items or accounts.

Prepares and processes transfer vouchers, purchase orders, invoices, etc.

Maintains production records.

Prepares summaries and reports.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of printing and binding.

Numerical facility.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain records. 

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 and two years experience in a printing operation, plus two years related records/bookkeeping training and/or experience; OR equivalent specialized training. 

Date         Skill         Eval             
5/1/83           6     6130213220

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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