- You will be working in all stages of the printing process
- You'll need attention to detail and the ability to work to deadlines
- You could progress to become a pre-press operator, machine printer or specialise in desktop publishing and reprographics
- Taking delivery of print materials from suppliers
- Downloading and scanning documents and artwork following the print operator's job instructions
- Checking the quality of work
- Reporting problems to supervisors
- Keeping work areas clean and tidy
- Preparing print orders ready for despatch
You'll usually work between 37 and 40 hours a week, which may include shifts. You'll be based in a workshop, print factory or retail outlet, depending on the size of the business.
For this role you'll need excellent attention to detail and the ability to work to deadlines.
You'll need a good standard of general education, including GCSEs in maths and English. You'll also need to be well organised and have good IT skills.
You may be able to start through an apprenticeship.
With experience and further training, you could become a pre-press operator, machine printer or specialise in desktop publishing and reprographics.