Operator Printing Techniques | Graphic Technician
Official job description:
Technical position geared towards setting up and coordinating a printing press geared towards printing preprinted and broad sheets in multiple colours.
The position involves various sub-aspects:
- process management
- quality management
From time to time, a certain degree of shifting of focus is involved during my work. Attentiveness with regard to all aspects and phases of the production process is essential. A graphic technician regularly works under time pressure, while at the same time, the level of accuracy must be maintained.
My work as an Intaglio Printing Operator are geared mainly towards setting up and coordinating a printing press consisting of four template cylinder and an Orlof combined cylinder.
As a Simultaneous Offset Printer Operator, I focus mainly on setting up and coordinating the simultaneous press, consisting of multiple printing units that are jointly coordinated.
The printing units, six or more combined wet/dry and perfect/backup, will be used to print broad sheets (blank, watermark or featuring foil and/or silkscreen) in six to 20 colours. The simultaneous offset technique is often used as rainbow printing as part of the banknote production.
During my work as a letterpress number printer operator, the focus is on setting up and coordinating a letterpress consisting of two printing units and multiple numerators. They are jointly coordinated and are used for numbering banknotes on broadsheets in accordance with a provided number plan, as well as part of the banknote production. Each note must be given two identical numbers.
As Team Leader, I managed a group of printers in the three-shift operation, working under the leadership of the department manager. As Team Leader, I was the permanent contact in the event of problems/questions. Among other things, I ensured a smooth process for the production, as part of which, communication with other departments was one of the spearheads for achieving that goal.