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  • Skilled Occupation TECHNICIANS AND TRADES WORKERS Other Technicians and Trades Workers > Printing Trades Workers Printers Small Offset Printer


      Alternative Title:
        Instant Printer Operator

      Sets up and operates small offset printing presses used in instant print shops or for in-house printing.

      Skill Level: 3


        Digital Printer

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Small Offset Printer is $ 73,038 for male employees and $ 55,501 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 45.7 Females: 37.2 Persons: 43.9
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 3923 Printers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Small Offset Printer
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    Visa processing times-months (90%)

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    Small Offset Printer job description, duties and education requirements


      PRINTERS set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper, instant, digital and offset printing presses.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

      Tasks Include:

      • setting, adjusting and monitoring substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other printing machine functions
      • mixing ink and solvents to standard, and regulating paper and ink supply during print runs
      • monitoring, evaluating and determining press operations manually and by computer to check print quality standards against proofs and detect malfunctions
      • producing a variety of printed products using relief, lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses, and in-line finishing systems
      • preparing plates, blankets and impression cylinders on small offset lithographic printing presses
      • loading paper into feeding mechanisms
      • monitoring machine operations and quality of printing
      • undertaking maintenance, adjustment, repair and cleaning of machines
      • producing and managing digital print images, and transferring and outputting images
      • may set up and operate paper and bookbinding guillotines


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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