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Print Shop Assistant


This position is responsible for the set up and operation of printing equipment and/or related peripherals.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Loads paper, unloads finished stock, and cuts paper to exact dimensions before and after printing.
  • Mixes ink, inks press.
  • Cleans press and other equipment.
  • Feeds covers, signatures, and sheets into various machines for stitching, folding, ruling, roughing, indexing, and gluing operations.
  • Collates, wraps, and seals stock.
  • Installs plates and blankets on plate cylinder.
  • Operates walk up copiers in copy center and keeps machines running with supplies and paper.
  • Hand sews books, applies spine tape, and repairs books.

Education and Experience

Completion of the ninth grade.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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