The pre-production technician is an integral part of the production team in that the functions they perform support the production staff at many stages throughout the print process. Additionally, they act as a liaison between the sales staff and production and the art department and production. Listed below is a summation of their primary responsibilities. Other task may be assigned as management deems necessary.
Receiving and shipping goods: Verifying goods received by counting individual goods and quality control for manufacturing defects and imperfections. Packaging and staging received goods in appropriate production areas to assure proper work flow. Preparing out bound shipments as needed.
Screen processing and tool cleaning: Coating, developing and reclaiming screens as needed. Stretching retensionable roller frames with a variety of mesh counts ensuring correct tension using a derometer. Reading charts to learn proper placement and mesh count based on directions from the work order. Cleaning spatulas, scrapers and squeegees daily as needed by the printer. Wearing personal protective equipment as required to include but not limited to eye protection, hearing protection and gloves.
Work flow: Reviewing the production schedule daily to assure orders are flowing through the system talking to sales, graphic artist or management as needed. Gathering art files from the offices returning them to the filing area. Creating files as needed and returning them to the archives.
Housekeeping and maintenance: Housekeeping is a shared responsibility by all team members, however, the receiving, shipping, will call area and screen processing area are the direct responsibility of the pre-production technician and should be kept clean and organized daily. General routine maintenance such as filter changes, oiling equipment, recycling, etc. may be requested as needed.
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