PrePress Operator

| Greater Boulder Area
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Pre-Press Operator 

StickerGiant is an essential business that provides high-quality stickers and labels, fast turnaround, and excellent customer service to our customers. Our humble mission is to help people tell their story. Our customers count on us for continuous high-quality products, services, and speed. We value employees who are fully committed to StickerGiant, a continual learner, and accountable to their team and bring their best every day. We run our company using Open Book Management practices which allows our employees to see, experience, and take ownership of our shared success together. 

The Pre-Press Operator has the primary responsibility to create and configure final print-ready files for large-scale digital printing manufacturing. The Pre-Press Operator is the final expert to create accurate files and proofs during production preparation. This role keeps an acute eye on the final measurements, dimensions, quality and accuracy of art files to ensure they are production-ready. You are already familiar with pre-press and industry-standard printing practices. You know the difference between a vector and raster and you can spot image resolution issues in a heartbeat. Balancing rush jobs with your normal workflow is a breeze and you look for new ways to continuously improve the process.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop knowledge of StickerGiant core processes and requirements through job shadowing and cross-functional training

  • Create and process final production-ready layouts with customer artwork

  • Update and revise electronic files to ensure production requirements are met

  • Ensure fluid communication on individual jobs across multiple departments including customer success, art, production

  • Maintain a commitment to good communication between employees across all departments 

  • Observe and communicate ideas and solutions for continuous improvement

  • Commit to production workflow schedule and meet the demands of rush orders when needed

  • Detect and adjust color issues 

  • Monitor production schedule 

  • Perform final Quality Assurance step on all artwork before transfer to the production team

 

EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; educational focus in science, technology, engineering, arts or math (STEAM) subjects such as fine art, graphic design, mechanical/industrial manufacturing, math

  • 3+ years of experience in digital printing, graphic production, pre-press operations

  • 3+ years using Adobe Illustrator 

  • Printing industry sector experience

  • Knowledge of standard manufacturing processes and protocols

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY

  • Advanced knowledge of the technical side of Adobe Illustrator such as job setup, scaling images and layout

  • Basic Adobe Photoshop knowledge

  • Computer proficiency 

  • Great organizational and analytical skills

  • Ability to be flexible for scheduling and work hours 

  • Ability to maintain a close eye on weekly, monthly, quarterly productivity metrics and to adjust work as needed to meet goals 

  • A mindset for solution-focused problem solving using data-driven approaches

  • Track record of contributing to continuous improvement initiatives

  • Demonstrate effective communication techniques with internal staff and customers

  • Able to juggle multiple projects and demands in a high-paced, deadline-oriented environment

  • Quality-minded and safety-focused

  • Demonstrate flexibility to learn other duties and positions within the organization 

 

STICKERGIANT WORKING CONDITIONS - COVID19

  • StickerGiant is considered an essential business and we are committed to providing a happy, healthy, and safe working environment for our Giants (i.e. employees)

  • We have addressed risks proactively which includes: prioritizing critical operations, communicating with employees and customers regarding all business changes, adhering to proper/recurring cleaning procedures, enforcing social distancing and the proper use of protective clothing and equipment (provided to all employees by StickerGiant), implementing teleworking where possible, and keep informed status locally 

  • This position will require on-site work, please inquire for more information

 

We care a great deal about creating an environment where all Giants can bring their whole selves to work and to provide all candidates with an equitable, inclusive and accessible recruitment process in alignment with our values. At StickerGiant, we provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, citizenship status, political opinion, social group, ethnic origin, marital status, union affiliation, union sympathy, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all conditions of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. If you prefer accommodation during the recruiting process, or you have feedback about your candidate experience at StickerGiant, please contact the Director of People+Culture. 

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Location

We are in the heart of Longmont's historic industrial neighborhood. Minutes to Las Americas Tortillas, Main St. shopping, Longtucky Spirits.

An Insider's view of StickerGiant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My main focus is to gather enough data to be able to target the areas we can keep improving on a daily basis. I get the opportunity to work with everyone from Customer Service all the way down to shipping to fix issues and problems that may affect our quality and workflow. Our goal is to always keep improving our processes, for the better.

Ruth Palacios

Quality Assurance

How does the company support your career growth?

We expect every employee to want to grow with StickerGiant. We custom-build career development plans for each employee and provide in-house and offsite training opportunities to help them reach their goals. We prioritize our employees when new positions become available. They are building our future every day!

Betsy

People & Culture Director

What are StickerGiant Perks + Benefits

StickerGiant Benefits Overview

StickerGiant employees are provided with a competitive benefit package which includes 100% paid health insurance, dental, vision, paid maternity leave, 401(k) with company match, PTO, paid holidays, and profit sharing. We have a dog-friendly atmosphere and we encourage self-expression and creativity in every form (but especially with stickers).

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We have a StickerGiant Charity Team who advise on monthly philanthropic giving and volunteering with various local organizations.
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $1000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We cover 100% paid health insurance for employees.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Based on quarterly company profits.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We cover 12 weeks paid maternity leave and 2 weeks paid paternity leave.
Family Medical Leave
We comply with FMLA laws.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion.
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, 1-to-many program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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