Strategic Factory
  • 07-Sep-2018 to 06-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Management
  • Owings Mills, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Position Summary:

While working as the Prepress Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the Prepress Department and a team of Prepress Technicians responsible for formatting and proofing text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Additionally, you will also oversee customer interaction to identify possible mistakes or changes in a design. The person in this position assists with performing the operational functions of the department, ensuring that jobs are built appropriately and efficiently in preparation for printing. The Prepress Manager will be responsible for ensuring their team is effectively and efficiently completing the below responsibilities:

Job Duties:

  • Join the management team to assist in company initiatives, participate in strategic restructure planning, software implementation and effective delivery of internal communication
  • Scheduling prepress team members time/attendance, coverage and evaluating performance
  • Strategic planning/scheduling prepress workload for maximum throughput and accuracy
  • Driving workload to output scheduling and manage reporting
  • Hold team accountable for operating procedures and cultural standards
  • Document standard layout procedures for optimized output for each process
  • Ownership of all prepress software, workflow set-up and utilization
  • Evaluating and eliminating prepress errors with active discussions/debriefs
  • File creation, file naming and plating SOPs
  • Oversee regular operation and maintenance of the Epson and DPM units
  • Collaborate with other departments to optimize process and improve communication
  • Knowledgeable to assist with engineering and troubleshooting the technically challenged prepress projects
  • Pick up workload to actively assist when needed
  • Assist/learn output scheduling to better support that process as needed



Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent

Computer Skills:

Performing this job successfully requires that an individual have a solid understanding of computers, email, data entry, and graphic arts software a familiarity with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat/Pitstop, QuarkXPress, Publisher, Word, Excel, and PrintShop Mail is preferred

Other Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must possess a working knowledge of PDF files
  • Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as a a calculator, telephone, FAX, photocopier, etc.
  • Ability to prepare job tickets and layouts
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of printing and graphics processes
  • Ability to work effectively without direct supervision
  • Vision abilities required by this job are: the ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less, the ability to identify and distinguish colors, and the ability to adjust focus

Required experience:

  • Prepress: 5-7 years
  • Graphic arts: 3-5 years

Strategic Factory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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