Senior Prepress Operators (Printing & Packaging Industry)

Sgs Asia Pacific - Manila Inc. (NCR NCR, Philippines) 4 days ago
Are you a Prepress Operator who wants to work on some of the most well-loved and established brands in today s global marketplace? This position makes sure that all artwork (images and files) are correct and print ready ensuring they meet specification across multiple print processes (Offset, Flexo, Gravure etc.) - flagging up any potential artwork errors and fixing if necessary. Checking & amending pre-flight artwork. Ensuring interpretation is achievable within print production constraints. QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must possess at least Bachelor's/College Degree in any field. At least 5 Year(s) of hands-on working experience in design house or packaging industry is required for this position. Preferably Supervisor/5 Yrs & Up Experienced Employee specialized in Arts/Creative/Graphics Design or equivalent. Expert knowledge of all printing processes (litho / flex / digital / rotogravure / silkscreen) retouching, GMG profiling. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite is a must. Proficient in mixed end-user environments including PC Macintosh; Proficient in Illustrator ad Photoshop operations, able to build or amend packaging digital files efficiently and accurately as per project briefs; Able to understand and follow corporate or clients brand guidelines and operate within printing limitations. Knowledgeable of Esko Automation workflows and GMG would be an advantage. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Creates and QC digital artwork, following client and printer guidelines. Able to follow standard packaging requirements, and apply technical specifications / die lines etc; Applies and checks printer specifications, such as overprint, knockout, min dot, BWR; Creates separations, remapping of colours to proper separations, trapping, overprinting, knockouts, imposition, bleeding and/or colour correction, which require making independent decisions regarding line screen and compensation curves using given parameters; Utilizes knowledge and understanding of the pre-press and printing capabilities of equipment, determines style, technique, and medium best suited to produce desired effects; Discusses graphics at various stages of completion and makes changes as necessary to ensure designs meet printer requirements and approval; Completes Preflight activities the process of reviewing digital files to insure the print readiness of the file; QC all work performed following the department's SOPs. Check, sign-off, and date checklists; Manages and accepts responsibility on a daily basis for all assigned personnel as they perform production-related tasks; Supports to develop and implement training programs to upgrade the skills of department associates, particularly those in entry-level positions; Supports and determines staffing requirements weekly and re-deploy resources during the week as needed to address any shifting manning needs or changes in priorities and scheduling; Smooth execution throughout the project and to ensure that work is delivered against the communication objectives and graphics parameters; Analyses client's needs and expectations, communicate the client s needs and expectations to the relevant departments to ensure team can seamless meet and satisfy them; Creates and maintains documentation as it relates to the production process and wider.