• Specialist, Production Support

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/28/2018 11:20 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
    Operations/Production - Production Operators
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Physical Location : Location
    Tribune Publishing
  • Overview

    Produces press plates that meet quality standards and deadlines, coordinates with news, prepress and press room staff to ensure timely delivery of press plates, and maintains plate processors.


    • Produces press plates using Computer to Plate imagers, plate processors and plate benders.
    • Communicates with staff from news, page production and press to ensure timely delivery of plates and to notify all parties of equipment problems or production changes.
    • Provides continuous quality checks of plates to ensure that transmitted files are correct and that equipment is processing files correctly.
    • Checks dot percentages of plates to ensure linearity and quality output.
    • Employs software tools to direct plate output according to priority and to maximize throughput.
    • Performs cleaning of plate processors.
    • Communicates equipment problems to management and maintenance in an expeditious manner.
    • Abides by all safety and environmental policies, procedures and regulations.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned.



    POSITION REQUIREMENTS (Minimum qualifications and requirements needed to perform the essential responsibilities)


    • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
    • Ability to work under the pressure of multiple deadlines
    • 1 year experience in printing preferred
    • Knowledge of offset print process preferred
    • PC literacy a must, Mac literacy a plus
    • Previous experience with plate making equipment is a plus
    • Ability to operate a Powered Industrial Truck
    • Ability to lift 40 lbs.




    COMPETENCIES (To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies):

    • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.


    • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


    • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.


    • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


    • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.


    • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.


    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


    Language Skills                                               

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    Mathematical Skills                                                      

    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, etc


    Reasoning Ability                                            

    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.


    Physical Demands

    • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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