Hybrid Digital Pre-Press Project Manager
Southern Graphics Inc
Mississauga, ON, CAN
5d ago

Hybrid Digital Prepress operator / Project manager We are looking for a Digital Print Prepress Operator / Project Manager to join our team.

This is a great fit if you like working in a fast-paced environment and have a graphics background. In this role, you get to work on some of the largest CPG packaging designs.

You get to reverse engineer artwork and work your prepress magic to ensure art work is correct, printable and delivers on brand consistency.

This is a great opportunity to use your graphics background to learn the prepress packaging industry. Knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop a ++.

Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities, and Results Digital Prepress File preparation

  • Preflight electronic files received from clients and check them for thoroughness and completeness and report any issues to Project Managers.
  • Ensure that all necessary fonts are available and art is present in-house.
  • Verify colors and resolution of any CT’s.
  • Prepare files for digital print output, and apply any overprints, knockouts, minimum type and line thickness required
  • Adjust files to match customer specifications
  • Places proper marks, create digital cut files
  • Skills & Experience

  • Experience with a focus on graphics.
  • One to three years of hands on experience in print industry a plus but not required.
  • Various graphic design and layout software applications (Illustrator and Photoshop) on a Mac and / or PC.
  • Good understanding of digital file formats.
  • Ability to read and understand instructions.
  • Competency Requirements

  • Provide accurate, thorough, professional work regularly.
  • Ability to coordinate work with others, seeks opinions, values working relationships.
  • Communicates knowledge clearly, accurately and thoroughly.
  • Listens attentively and responds thoughtfully to any issues.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and problem solve independently.
  • Willingness to participate in process improvement efforts and various production meetings to foster a positive creative impact on the business.
  • Must have the ability to continue to learn and use new graphics software on an ongoing basis.
  • Essential Responsibilities, Accountabilities, and Results

  • Order Entry
  • Opens dockets and assesses materials received
  • Enters data for all jobs and project alterations in system
  • Ensures all procedures for internal job costing are followed
  • Orders barcodes
  • Ensures accurate information of design files, layouts, and specifications received from sales and / or customer and coordinates with appropriate sales and / or customer.
  • Information is used to complete Product Definition of each job.

    Production Coordination

  • Documents any and all correspondence pertaining to each job
  • Coordinates and / or participates in art turnover meetings with SGS Production Manager(s) and operators to ensure correct transfer of information for job completion.
  • Ensures customer-supplied inks and stocks are received when necessary
  • Enters requisitions and coordinates outside services as required by Production department
  • Ensures PO numbers are received, and quotes are prepared prior to job shipping
  • Completes all shipping papers
  • Closes out jobs within 48 hours of job shipping
  • Files all current and accurate working materials in specified locations
  • Determines ink requirements for press, and customer review / approval if providing on-site customer support
  • Quality Control

  • Checks all materials and proofs prior to being issued to customers to ensure accuracy and accordance with internal quality assurance standards
  • Approves internal colour work for jobs through liaison with Colour Manager
  • Customer Service Support

  • Answers all customer queries
  • Learns layout requirement for each customer and ensures prompt response to layout questions
  • Liaises with sales and / or customers to obtain missing information or materials. May communicate directly with customer depending on account structure
  • Provides sales and / or customers with status of current jobs to ensure customers are kept updated
  • Advises sales and / or customers of any delays in meeting delivery dates
  • Advises production department of any special customer requirements
  • Reporting and Follow-Up

  • Ensures any customer concerns or issues are addressed by advising Customer Service Manager / Account Manager and following up as necessary
  • Advises Customer Service Manager / Account Manager of any difficulty obtaining quotes or P.O. numbers
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