Classification and Compensation

IOWA STATE BOARD OF REGENTS
REGENTS MERIT SYSTEM

Class Title: PRESS OPERATOR III
Class Code: 7422
Pay Grade: 209

General Class Description

Under general supervision sets up, operates, maintains, and makes minor repairs on large or multi-head offset presses, produces high-quality single and multicolored copies of various materials; work is highly skilled and requires perfect registration.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Sets up and operates offset press; makes necessary operating adjustments including plates positioning, feeder adjustment, ink and water control, etc.
  2. Work may include publications such as books, magazines, etc., or brochures, posters, forms, etc., in one or more colors, and may include four-color process printing. 
  3. Maintains position register and consistent color and quality with maximum operating speed. 
  4. Makes out proper forms for stock ticket withdrawals and enters press counter readings on job tickets. 
  5. Trains employees in lower classifications in related work. 
The tasks listed under the heading of Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities are examples of the variety and general nature of duties performed by employees in positions allocated in the class. The list is descriptive only and should be used for no other purpose. It is not intended that any position include every duty listed nor is it intended that related duties cannot be required.  

Class Specifications

Four years of experience in the trade, including vocational or apprenticeship training. 
Revision Effective: 1986-10-01
The tasks listed under the heading of Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities are examples of the variety and general nature of duties performed by employees in positions allocated in the class. The list is descriptive only and should be used for no other purpose. It is not intended that any position include every duty listed nor is it intended that related duties cannot be required.
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