Rotogravure printer operator - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Rotogravure printer operator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They plan services for graphic printing and set up machines for printing. They perform graphic printing services, such as flat and rotary printing, digital printing, flexography, lithography, typography, letterset, chalcography, pad printing, rotograph printing and silkscreen printing. They work following technical and quality, safety, environmental, hygiene and health standards and procedures.

How much does an Rotogravure printer operator earn

A Rotogravure printer operator earns between $1.282 and $4.214 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.969 and a median salary of $1.655 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.220 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Rotogravure printer operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.969 23.625 492 9
1º Quartile 1.282 15.386 321 6
Median Salary 1.655 19.855 414 8
3º Quartile 3.214 38.569 804 15
Higher Salary 4.214 50.573 1.054 20

Professional job categories

  • Workers in the production of industrial goods and services
    • workers in the textile, tanning, clothing and graphic arts industries
      • graphics production workers
        • graphic printing workers

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Main workplaces

Graphic Printing Workers they operate in the segment of editing, printing and reproduction of recordings and in various business activities as salaried employees with a formal contract. They are organized individually under permanent supervision, in a closed environment and in shifts (day/night). They work under pressure, in uncomfortable positions for a long period of time and remain exposed to toxic materials, radiation and intense noise.

What does it take to work in the field of Graphic Printing Workers

In order to perform these occupations, a completed high school education and a professional qualification course of 200 to 400 class hours are required, given by institutions or schools specialized in the area. The full performance of activities takes up to one year of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Rotogravure printer operator

Graphic Printing Workers must:

  • adjust machines for printing;
  • adjust the printing machines;
  • print in chalkography and pad printing;
  • print rotogravure;
  • screen print (silkscreen);
  • print safely;
  • print fingerprint;
  • print flexo, litho, typography and letterset;
  • print on silkscreen;
  • print in chalchography and pad printing;
  • print in chalkography and pad printing;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • adjust machines for printing;
  • adjusting machines for printing;
  • print silkscreen;
  • print on chalkography and pad printing;
  • planning graphic printing services;
  • plan graphic printing services;
  • print flexography, litho, typography and letterset;
  • print flat and rotating offset;
  • print in silkscreen;
  • print flexography, lithography, typography and letterset;
  • adjust printing machines;
  • rotogravure print;

  • Activities

    • put the print cylinders on the machine;
    • hinge the crate to the printing table;
    • manually or automatically adjust the square (side and front stops) of the printer;
    • fill machine with support (paper, plastics, tinplate);
    • adjust ink tint;
    • adjusting the cylinder case;
    • select print files;
    • fill ink cartridges;
    • adjust chip extractor;
    • show self-organization;
    • detail-oriented (visual acuity);
    • guid the work team regarding operational procedures;
    • guide the work team regarding operational procedures;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • adjust the pressure of the cylinders;
    • adjusting cylinder pressure;
    • show motor coordination;
    • prepare the bath for cleaning the matrix;
    • conserve machines;
    • take proofs;
    • prepare matrix for printing;
    • fix screen to crate;
    • check compliance (font, image);
    • measure with a ruler the stops according to the specifications;
    • fill the machine with support (paper, plastics, tinplate);
    • adjust folder;
    • fix relief plate in die cut and crease;
    • visually control the level of wetting solutions;
    • receive files;
    • show initiative;
    • add ink on canvas;
    • mark the mold on the rollers, pressing it into the die;
    • fix dies in the machine;
    • regular ink cartridge;
    • mark the paper according to the caliper measurements;
    • adjust cylinder temperature and roller pressure;
    • attach scraper blade to machine;
    • check specifications of materials and tools for printing;
    • add auxiliary products to the ink (thinners, dryers);
    • prepare the mold for printing;
    • adjust rollers;
    • program machine;
    • analyze work order;
    • follow safety, environmental and work procedures;
    • adjust scraper blade pressure and angle;
    • put the printed in the oven;
    • fix inkers on the machine;
    • attach the ink reservoir to the machine;
    • manually replace roller and press;
    • adjust drying oven temperature;
    • adjust die wetting;
    • adjust the size of printing machine;
    • manually or automatically adjust the registration of printed material;
    • control visually or by instrument the tone and registration of the form;
    • clean machines;
    • control physical and chemical values of wetting solutions;
    • order materials;
    • adjust paper size and tension;
    • monitor the performance of the production team;
    • evaluate the performance of the production team;
    • fix dies on the machine;
    • adjust the collet manually;
    • adjust rails;
    • recording machine operating conditions and production progress;
    • use personal protective equipment;
    • organize workplace;
    • adjust output systems;
    • send file for ripping (digital machine language transformation);
    • mount the die on the machine;
    • adjust cylinder pressure;
    • manually fix matrix to branch;
    • press the squeegee on the screen to print;

    Sectors that hire Rotogravure printer operator the most in the job market

    • plastic material packaging manufacture
    • temporary labor lease
    • printing material for advertising use
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • printing material for other uses
    • manufacture of paper products, cardboard, cardboard and corrugated cardboard
    • manufacture of artifacts from plastic material for other uses
    • paper packaging manufacturing
    • specialized wholesaler in other intermediate products
    • prepress services

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