Value printing operator - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Value 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 Value printing operator earn

A Value printing operator earns between $1.303 and $3.674 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.907 and a median salary of $1.724 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 107 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Value printing operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.907 22.879 477 9
1º Quartile 1.303 15.641 326 6
Median Salary 1.724 20.688 431 8
3º Quartile 2.802 33.621 700 13
Higher Salary 3.674 44.085 918 17

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 Value printing operator

Graphic Printing Workers must:

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

  • Activities

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

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

    • printing material for other uses
    • printing material for advertising use
    • manufacture of paper products, cardboard, cardboard and corrugated cardboard
    • prepress services
    • continuous form manufacturing
    • manufacture of sheets and corrugated cardboard packaging
    • printing books, magazines and other periodicals
    • graphic finishing services
    • retailer of newspapers and magazines
    • manufacture of letters, signs and signs of any material

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