Prepress Proofer/Platemaker 1st Shift (Des Moines, IA)

The Printer, Inc. (TPI) is a full service printer specializing in complex variable data printing in the casino gaming industry. We are a privately held company that has been in business for over 40 years. TPI is always looking for committed, hard working, self-motivated individuals that take pride and accountability in their work. TPI rewards their employees with competitive salaries.

We are currently seeking a full-time enthusiastic Prepress Proofer/Plate Maker to work on-site in our Des Moines, IA location.  

Position Summary: The Prepress Proofer/Platemaker is responsible for developing plates for our offset presses and assembling proofs. The ideal candidate is an organized, detail-oriented, energetic team player, a hands-on worker with excellent communication skills who can work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. This is a full-time position which at times will require overtime and weekend work.

Essential Functions:

  • Checking job to be plated for missing bleeds, colors, and general quality control.
  • Out-putting plates using Kodak direct-to-plate platesetter.
  • Folding down blue line proofs.
  • Trimming High Quality Oris color proofs.
  • Ensuring inventory levels of plates and consumables are sufficient.
  • Maintaining equipment to high operating standards.
  • Interpersonal skills, self-initiative to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with print preparation and production.
  • Adhere to established internal operating procedures Strong quality control skills.
  • Tenacious attention to detail with advanced organization skills.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment with changing demands and competing priorities.
  • Must have Base knowledge of printing processes and procedures for Litho/Offset and Digital printing.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 3+ years relevant experience in direct mail or related industry preferred.

Physical Demands: May be required to sit for extended periods. Frequent standing and walking are required. Continuous vision required for detailed work. Ability to lift 40 pounds. Frequent hand/wrist/finger movement for data entry.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Typical work week is Monday through Friday. 1st shift Hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hours may vary to work other shifts as needed. Typically works 40-50 hours per week.

TPI recognizes that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of the job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.