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Graphics Technician (Graphic Designer - Production)
Ref No.: 18-06850
Location: NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
• Operate Large/Grand format printer, maintain machine logs and make adjustments as needed; inform supervisor of equipment problems and place service calls when required. • Execute the print/production and package signage; work ranges from producing simple small signage, to fabrication of complex sign assemblies. • Read and calculate department job ticket(s) information; follow specific fabrication instructions as indicated by Work Order(s), Customer(s), or Supervisor(s). • Ensure maximum machine efficiency while completing orders on time and in accordance with customers' expectations. • Maintain inventory supplies as needed. • Prepare and apply vinyl; i.e., setup, weeding, cutting, taping, trimming and mounting to substrates. • Use graphic tools and chemicals safely and with proficiency, including but not limited to: UV inks, cleaning solvents, precision or utility knife, metal straight edge, measuring tape, transfer tape, rubbing alcohol, and other materials related to the production of graphics. • Prepare final product for shipping and delivery multiple locations; create custom packaging when necessary. • Maintain and safely use all large/grand format finishing tools and equipment provided for trimming, cutting, and packaging. • Provide quality control at designated steps on the process. • Perform other duties as assigned and deemed necessary of the position under the direction of the Shift Supervisor, Graphics Manager or Director.

Quals--
• Pre-production File Prep; experience with Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Must be able to effectively prepare and troubleshoot a variety of file formats and edit PDF documents. • Experience with large format imaging – roll and rigid printing and precision finishing. • Experience printing on a large variety of substrates. • Proficient in the operation of Macintosh, PC, and Windows NT operating system Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). • Understanding of RIP software and color management. • Must be able to establish color approvals on printer with or without customer interactions and be able to maintain color and print quality for production run. • The Digital Print / Large Format Operator position requires a person who is very organized and great in prioritizing, organizing and planning in order to see each job through completion and be able to meet given deadlines. • Willingness to follow department policies and procedures and maintain a clean and safe work area. • Multi-tasking skills & a team player a must.