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DUPLICATING MACHINE OPERATOR I
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the operation of offset process duplicating machinery in preparing a variety of letterheads, forms, form letters and similar documents. An employee in this class performs technical and specialized clerical work involving the preparation of plates by use of a plate exposure unit, and duplicating a variety of documents by the preparation and operation of offset process duplicating machinery. Assignments are received in the form of documents to be duplicated. Work is performed without technical supervision and is reviewed only as to the quality of the finished copies. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Prepares plates by cleaning, drying and sensitizing grained metal plates and burning in an image from a negative.
Operates an offset printing machine duplicating documents; attaches and adjusts plate to cylinder; fills repellent reservoir, inks the machine; regulates the flow of ink and repellent; makes necessary adjustments to blanket, paper feed and other machine parts; inspects proofs for quality of printing, adjusts machine until work is satisfactory.
Cleans, lubricates and makes minor repairs to equipment.
Maintains simple stock control records of supplies necessary for the duplicating process.
Operates various automatic machines to complete printing and photocopying jobs which may include a power stapler, automatic separator/collator/stitcher, folding machine, power cutter, etc.
May restock supplies as needed to complete work.
May deliver finished jobs to various locations.
Depending on location or assignment:
May operate high production computerized copying machine to process a variety of duplicates; programs the computerized copying machine to run the job; loads paper in the machine; operates the automatic collator; and clears jams in machine as necessary.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the operation of offset duplicating equipment.
Good knowledge of the limitations, adaptability and general duplicating characteristics of the various types of masters such as paper, and aluminum.
Good knowledge of the papers, inks, chemicals and other supplies used in offset duplicating processes.
Good knowledge of machine adjustments required in performing a variety of offset duplicating work.
Skill in preparing and burning negatives on aluminum or paper plates.
Ability to maintain routine records and to submit simple reports.
Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
A) Completion of a specialized training course from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college, university, business school, trade school or high school in printing, offset lithography, or a similar course covering the use and operation of offset process duplicating equipment; or,
B) Six (6) months of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the operation of offset duplicating equipment.