Navistar Direct Marketing
  • Frederick, MD, USA
  • depending on experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

1st of the month following 60 days of employment


THIS IS A FULL TIME POSITION ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, 401k, PAID TIME OFF, AND OTHER BENEFITS

HOURS: 2pm - 10pm, Monday through Friday


JOB SUMMARY

The Prepress Specialist performs tasks in prepress to facilitate the production of files, graphics, proofs, and plates and works in concert with other departments and individuals to ensure timely resolution of problems and accurate production of customers' jobs.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES**

Production

  • Modifies customer files with regard to layout, typesetting and design

  • Uses appropriate templates and applies proper page imposition and press specifications

  • Handles font management issues

  • Understands trapping concepts, deals with trapping issues and competently utilizes trapping software, and can trap manually if necessary in an offset workflow

  • Typesets simple documents

  • Recognizes requirements and limitations necessary to prepare a job for laser personalization

  • Prepares a job for laser personalization

  • Produces accurate proofs and plates

  • Assists in Preflight on a rotating basis and is proficient in the process

  • Stays abreast of current postal regulations and requirements necessary to accurately produce direct mail packages.

  • Operates PC/Windows and Apple Macintosh workstations and is cross-platform competent

  • Works competently in all major software packages including Kodak Prinergy, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, and Preps 8.0 imposition software; Experience with Inspire a plus

  • Knowledgeable with a PDF workflow

  • Understands print specifications including (not limited to) bleeds, resolution, separations, etc

  • Works overtime when necessary, including weekends

Quality Control

  • Reads, comprehends and carries out all pertinent instructions

  • Proofreads accurately

  • Focuses on customer satisfaction issues

  • Commits to excellence in all facets of job

  • Evaluates and quality checks files, proofs, and plates produced

  • Verifies scans for effective printing on Navistar presses

  • Communication & Problem Solving

  • Communicates clearly both verbally and in writing with supervisors, CSRs, and all other employees

  • Deals with customers and employees in a professional manner at all times

  • Troubleshoots problems and implements corrective actions to produce proofs and plates in a timely manner

Training

  • Contributes to the training of department personnel as well as those in Customer Service and Sales

  • Assists with the training of established prepress employees in job techniques and requirements

Safety

  • Knows and follows the safety procedures of the department

  • Reports work related injuries to a supervisor

**Other duties may be assigned


QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Attitude – Displays loyalty and commitment to the company. Respects supervisors. Has good working relationships with other employees. Enthusiastic about work assignments and willing to help others.

Adaptability – Adjusts to job changes, grasps new ideas in work, handles difficulties and pressure situations with composure. Cooperates with other departments.

Dependability – Prompt and regular in attendance. Works hours necessary to complete assignments. Conforms to company policies.

Initiative – Self-starter; thinking and acting without being told. Tries new methods and ideas, creativity in approaching old problems and new situations. Seeks additional responsibility. Increases knowledge though classes, seminars and additional training.


REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit, occasionally to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


**POSITION DESCRIPTIONS ARE NOT LIMITING, BUT SERVE AS A FRAME OF REFERENCE FOR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES**

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