Screen printing operator - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Screen printing 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 Screen printing operator earn

A Screen printing operator earns between $1.150 and $3.081 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.618 and a median salary of $1.485 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 9.766 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Screen printing operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.618 19.413 404 7
1º Quartile 1.150 13.806 288 5
Median Salary 1.485 17.820 371 7
3º Quartile 2.350 28.200 587 11
Higher Salary 3.081 36.976 770 14

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 Screen printing operator

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Screen printing operator the most in the job market

    • printing material for other uses
    • clothing parts making
    • printing material for advertising use
    • manufacture of material footwear
    • plastic material packaging manufacture
    • manufacture of shoes of any material
    • stamping and texturing on yarns, fabrics, textile artifacts and garments
    • retailer of other products
    • temporary labor lease
    • retailer of clothing and accessories

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