Prepress Operator
Job Type

Position Summary

Under minimal supervision and guidance, the Pre-Press Operator takes artwork from the customer and prepares the file in a manner necessary to effectively print the product meeting the customer specifications. The position will communicate professionally with customers in order to effectively create the artwork file required to print the desired label. The position is responsible to decipher, evaluate and interpret the artwork files provided using troubleshooting, analyzing, and colorizing skills to produce an optimum performing product while working within the systems and policies implemented by the company.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives and prepares customer supplied artwork
  • Soft and Hard Copy proofing
  • Making revisions to artwork as requested.
  • Preparing and sending final files to the Press.
  • Provides feedback and suggestions to supervision about current or future workflow problems or needs.
  • Communicates with coworkers and customers as necessary via phone and email.
  • Learns all new/current software.
  • Frequently communicates with internal personnel and customers.
  • Maintain performance standards regarding rework percentage or errors made.
  • Available to work occasional overtime as needed.
  • Must be safety conscious, punctual and follow company standards set in the Employee Handbook.
  • Performs other duties as instructed by supervision.
  • Is the lead person in the department.
  • Driving best practice, looking for improvements with working methods where possible.
  • High school diploma or GED required. A degree or trade certification is preferred.
  • One to Three years of experience Preflighting artwork.
  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Experience in Esko Automation Engine, Excel and Esko Dynamic Plug-ins is a plus.
  • Has a track record of exceeding all production goals.
  • Knowledge of computers (Mac and PC).
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide into units of measure, using whole numbers, percentages, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Customer Service skills.

Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions

  • Working within an office environment.
  • Frequent interruptions.
  • Vision requirements include close vision and color vision.

About Us

Brook & Whittle Ltd. is one of North America’s leading Sustainable Labeling Solutions providers, producing pressure sensitive, flexographic and shrink sleeve labels for many of the nation’s leading brands. The company serves multiple consumer markets, including Personal Care, Beverage, Food, Nutraceuticals, Wine & Spirits, and Household Chemicals.

The company’s rapid growth can be attributed to its world-class staff of employees and its commitment to sustainability, print innovation, and the latest technological advancements. Wouldn’t it be cool to go into a store, pick up a product and say “we make that label”!

Our culture is first and foremost one of collaboration and teamwork. We hold ourselves to high professional, ethical, and fairness standards. We have zero tolerance for anything less. We celebrate our diverse workforce and reward good performance through our recognition program, advancement opportunities, and our compensation structure. We welcome you to consider being a part of this great team.

We’re passionate about leaving the planet better than we found it. But we can’t do it alone. We need trailblazers, independent and outside-the-box thinkers. People who are eager to learn, eager to succeed and have a passion for working as a team to solve technical and creative challenges.

At Brook + Whittle, we have the opportunity to do impactful work each and every day.

AAP/EEO Statement

Brook & Whittle LTD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Brook & Whittle complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Brook & Whittle expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Brook & Whittle LTD’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be eligible to work in the United States without restriction.

Salary Description
$18 - $22 per hour