The Hillman Group

  • Large Format Print & Finishing Operator

    Job Locations US-AZ-Tempe
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/5/2018 10:44 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Manufacturing & Production
  • Overview

    Digital Print and Finishing Production operator is responsible for providing sign print, finishing, packaging and shipping services for all Graphics requirements. The position involves printing, handling, laminating, mounting/trimming large/grand graphic signage, and preparation of packages for shipping to various locations. Ideal candidates must have experience in wide format color print and finishing operations and a positive attitude. Must be committed to quality, possess a high level of attention to detail, consistent delivery, outstanding customer service, and able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate could also grow into a Large Format production lead.


    • 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.
    • Operate Large/Grand format printers, maintain machine logs and make adjustments as needed; inform supervisor of equipment problems and place service calls when required.
    • Operate and Maintain RIP and Various Print Production Equipment, load and operate large/grand roll-to-roll and flatbed printers; i.e., OCE, Epson
    • Operate and Maintain Various Finishing Production Equipment; i.e., Laminator
    • Ability to set up and operate a digital cutting table Zund
    • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision
    • Able to multi task well, remain organized, and handle many projects at one time
    • Maintain inventory supplies as needed.
    • Use graphic tools and chemicals safely and with proficiency, including but not limited to: UV inks, cleaning solvents, precision or utility knife, computerized graphic cutting device, 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 format finishing tools and equipment provided for trimming, cutting, and packaging.
    • Provide quality control at designated steps on the process.
    • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision
    • Able to multi task well, remain organized, and handle many projects at one time
    • Perform other duties as assigned and deemed necessary of the position under the direction of the manager.


    • High School Diploma; Associate’s degree preferred.
    • 2-5+ year’s industry Operator experience in Large Format Digital Printing.
    • Pre-production File Prep; Mid-level of 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, on a 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 Onyx 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.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with other employees in the organization
    • Ability to react quickly and make continuous adjustments to provide top quality products
    • Inspect the product before and after processing and reject the defective parts according to our high quality standards.
    • Meet daily production goals by reading and understanding the production schedule.
    • Participate actively in the resolution of problems and improvements of the process bringing ideas and proposals.

    Work Environment

    • Flexibility with work hours (must be able to work overtime as business needs dictate).
    • Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds.
    • Standing for prolonged periods.


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