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Job Description:

  • 1) Assists workers engaged in setting type, operating printing presses, and making plates, performing any combination of following duties: Moves material and supplies to and from various work areas.

  • 2) Assists in making ready and adjusting presses for production runs.

  • 3) Keeps presses supplied with paper stock.

  • 4) Cleans presses, printing plates, and type setups after use.

  • 5) Covers dampening rolls with wool or felt.

  • 6) Counts, stacks, and wraps finished printed material.

  • 7) Cleans electrotype shells prior to casting, and removes excess metal from edges or backs of cast printing plates, using metal trimming and shaving machines.

  • 8) Trims stereotype matrices to size and dries them between steam or flame-heated plates.

  • 9) Immerses cast plates in copper and chrome plating solutions.

  • 10) Nails wooden blocks to backs of prepared plates to bring plates to printing level.

  • 11) May set type by hand following copy.

  • 12) May be designated according to work involved as Electrotyper Helper; Photoengraving Helper; Stereotyper Helper.

  • 13) Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.




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DOT:   979.684-026

Job Number: 7914