Assessment Template For Printing Press Operators

Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses.
Printing Press Operators

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Occupation-Specific

Technology Skills
Graphics or photo imaging software
Questions20
Time Limit25 min

Tasks

  • Start presses and pull proofs to check for ink coverage and density, alignment, and registration.
  • Examine job orders to determine quantities to be printed, stock specifications, colors, or special printing instructions.
  • Adjust ink fountain flow rates.
  • Verify that paper and ink meet the specifications for a given job.
  • Collect and inspect random samples during print runs to identify any necessary adjustments.

Technology Skills

Graphics or photo imaging software

Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop, Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite, Graphics software, Image editing software

Desktop publishing software

Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign, Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker, Enfocus PitStop Pro, QuarkXPress

Document management software

Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Systems Adobe LifeCycle Production Print ES3, Xerox FreeFlow Print Server

Office suite software

Microsoft Office

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

Electronics for Imaging EFI Monarch, Electronics for Imaging EFI Pace

Worker Requirements

Technology Skills
Graphics or photo imaging software
Questions20
Time Limit25 min
Skills
Quality Control Analysis
Questions25
Time Limit15 min
Knowledge
Mechanical
Questions20
Time Limit25 min

Skills

Quality Control Analysis

Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Operations Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Operation and Control

Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Knowledge

Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Worker Characteristics

Technology Skills
Graphics or photo imaging software
Questions20
Time Limit25 min
Skills
Quality Control Analysis
Questions25
Time Limit15 min
Knowledge
Mechanical
Questions20
Time Limit25 min
Abilities
Near Vision
Questions25
Time Limit15 min
Interests
Realistic
Questions25
Time Limit15 min
Work Values
Support
Questions25
Time Limit20 min
Work Styles
Attention to Detail
Questions20
Time Limit15 min

Abilities

Near Vision

The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Control Precision

The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

Problem Sensitivity

The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

Arm-Hand Steadiness

The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

Manual Dexterity

The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Interests

Realistic

Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Conventional

Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Work Values

Support

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

Achievement

Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Independence

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Work Styles

Attention to Detail

Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Dependability

Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Independence

Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Integrity

Job requires being honest and ethical.

Stress Tolerance

Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

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