Quad/Graphics Prepress Technician in Omaha, Nebraska

QuadPackaging is one of the country’s fastest growing packaging companies. Offering strategic thought leadership that positions our client’s brands and products through creative development of master packaging design solutions, we bring the brand's positioning to life in compelling creative ways. Our goal is to capture consumer attention and utilize efficient and effective adaptation of systematic design execution and production. All of this is executed at our world class pre-media and state-of-the- art manufacturing facilities, partnering with our clients in full end to end solutions for their branding and packaging needs.

Quad Packaging is seeking an experienced Pre-press Technician at our Omaha, NE location. Ideal candidate will support operational productivity and Company profitability by preparing art files for printing and finishing production processes according to customer and Company specifications.

Essential Functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare Art Files - Pre-flight customer art files to determine if they are usable. Setup customer art to engineering die lines. Setup bleed and non-printing areas. Prepare art with correct number of colors and trap according to type of printing process for item being run. Prepare final stepped plating files for offset printing jobs.

  • Prepare Proofs - Prepare PDF and color proofs for customer approval. Prepare mockups as requested.

  • Troubleshoot Art Files - Review files for potential issues in each printing process. Troubleshoot for color, editing, and retouching. Ensure files meet job specifications and color management expectations; make corrections as needed.

  • Manage Art Files - Correctly label and store customer and Company files. Upload as needed to web database. Archive as needed.

Qualifications

  • Associates or Technical Degree required (Bachelor's Degree preferred)

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as Desktop/Mac/Prepress Operator or in related position required

  • Intermediate computer skills - Proficiency with Mac OSX and PC operating systems, GMG color proofing, Esko; DeskPack, Esko Automation Engine, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and WebCenter

  • Ability to use general office equipment (printer, fax machine, copier, etc.) and proofers

  • Knowledge of printing processes (digital, offset) required

  • Knowledge of color theory and trapping

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Skill in decision-making and exercise of good judgment

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently multi-task

  • Analyze problems for root cause and determine solutions

  • Ability to understand, remember, and apply/follow written and verbal instructions, along with communicating routine, factual information

  • Ability to communicate technical information to others and complete routine, existing forms

  • Ability to perform tasks with room for personal interpretation; problem-solving involves a supervisor when needed

  • Ability to count accurately and add, subtract, multiply, and divide numerical data

Additional Company Information

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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