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DUPLICATING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I (#CR1 )

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$19.93-$24.67 hourly / $3,454.00-$4,276.00 monthly / $41,454.40-$51,313.60 yearly
DUPLICATING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (#CR3 )

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$21.54-$27.21 hourly / $3,734.00-$4,716.00 monthly / $44,803.20-$56,596.80 yearly
DUPLICATING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III (#CR7 )

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$24.11-$30.46 hourly / $4,179.00-$5,280.00 monthly / $50,148.80-$63,356.80 yearly


Definition

Under general supervision, to perform skilled and specialized work related to the printing and reproduction of a variety of forms documents, brochures and other printed materials; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Duplicating Equipment Operator I is the trainee and first working level in the series. Incumbents initially work under close supervision learning and performing more routine functions related to bindery operations and operating rapid copy equipment. As experience is gained incumbents perform a broader range of duties and are normally advanced to the Duplicating Machine Operator II level after one year.

Duplicating Equipment Operator II is the second working level in the series. Incumbents independently perform various functions related to bindery operations and rapid copy machine operations, maintenance and supplies; and under supervision learn and perform printing press operations.

Duplicating Equipment Operator III is the third and advanced working level class in the series. Incumbents are assigned to this classification only when they have mastered pre press, press and post press functions. Incumbents also provide technical assistance to customers; orient, train and/or assist new and less experienced operators; and may perform rapid copy machine operations.

Typical Tasks

Operates various offset printing presses and/or rapid copy machines; products may be in various sizes, multi color and/or various types of paper; pre press duties include electrostatic plate making, preparing lithographic negatives, exposing and developing metal printing plates, determine proper colors or additives to meet requirements of paper, cutting paper to exact sizes, assisting customers by providing information about available duplication services and basic cost estimates; performs post press operations using various bindery equipment to produce a finished product; performs regular inspection and cleaning of equipment; may orient, train and/or assist new and less experienced operators; may perform duties of Mail Clerk as needed; may prepare work orders and price out jobs during supervisor's absences.

Employment Standards

Knowledge:

Duplicating Equipment Operator I

  • Some knowledge of general office procedures.
Duplicating Equipment Operator II

  • Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of rapid copy machines and bindery equipment;
  • Some knowledge of the operation and maintenance of printing press equipment.
Duplicating Equipment Operator III

  • Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of printing press, rapid copy and bindery equipment;
  • Working knowledge of the types, qualities, weights and uses of papers, inks, solvents, and various products made for use with rapid copy machines and printing presses;
  • Working knowledge of techniques to layout copy and techniques to ensure color registration;
  • Some knowledge of photographic processes to give instructions to photographer and to develop negatives;
  • Some knowledge of techniques to prepare metal plates for printing press.
Ability to:

Duplicating Equipment Operator I

  • Learn to operate rapid copy machine;
  • Learn to operate bindery equipment;
  • Follow oral and written directions;
  • Read and perform instructions from work orders;
  • Work with accuracy, neatness and speed;
  • Learn duplicating center operations and procedures;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Lift and carry boxes weighing 60 pounds; and Work while standing for long periods of time.
Duplicating Equipment Operator II

  • Operate and maintain rapid copy and bindery equipment;
  • Learn to operate and maintain printing press equipment;
  • Learn to perform pre and post press functions;
  • Follow oral and written directions;
  • Work with accuracy, neatness and speed;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Lift and carry boxes weighing 60 pounds; and
  • Work while standing for long periods of time.
Duplicating Equipment Operator III

  • Operate and maintain printing press, rapid copy and bindery equipment;
  • Complete all pre press, press, post press activities to reproduce and bind various forms, documents, brochures and other material in various sizes, colors and formats;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Act as a technical resource on available duplicating services to department staff and customers;
  • Orient, train and assist new and/or less experienced operators;
  • Keep records and prepare reports;
  • Understand and carry out written and oral instructions;
  • Learn to prepare work orders and provide cost estimates;
  • Lift and carry boxes weighing 60 pounds; and
  • Work while standing for long periods of time.

Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
 
Duplicating Equipment Operator I No previous experience necessary.

Duplicating Equipment Operator II One year experience equivalent to the classification of Duplicating Equipment Operator I.

Duplicating Equipment Operator III Two years experience equivalent to the class of Duplicating Equipment Operator II.

Miscellaneous

Analyst:  SA 

CLASS: CR1; EST: 4/1/1989;
CLASS: CR3; EST: 4/1/1989;
CLASS: CR7; EST: 4/1/1989;