LITHOGRAPHER - Must be competent to do one or more of the following:
Operate camera for line and halftone negatives. Develop film and make positive and negative prints. Use chemicals required and mix chemicals when needed.
Plan assembly of jobs; perform opaquing, stripping, masking, and other detailed processes to produce negative flats for making offset plates; prepare required proofs.
Inspect incoming materials; prepare image carrier; operate plate exposure machine to prepare plates for use in offset printing; complete processing; inspect finished plates.
Perform manual and machine operator tasks in the set up, maintenance and operation of a printing press. Interpret instruction, perform or direct press set up and run adjustment samples to set print quality. Operate press to produce product to quality standards.
BOOK BINDER I
Set up, operate and maintain large machine bindery operations. Machinery may include didde collating machine (including numbering machine), hand fed stamping embossing equipment, programmable cutters, large folding equipment, in-line stitch/trim equipment, adhesive (perfect) binding equipment, and 3-knife trimmer, set up and maintain hand fed gang stitcher. May temporarily perform functions of other bookbinder classes without loss of pay.
BOOK BINDER II
Set up, operate, and maintain hand fed operations on smaller, less complicated equipment. This may include tipping equipment, single and multi-spindle drills, hand fed perforating/scoring equipment, single function stitchers, manual punching and closing (GBC) equipment. Feed, unload and/or pack on full multiple function binding lines and hand-fed gang stitcher; take off folders; miscellaneous hand folding or assembling; inspect and sort material; and feed shrink wrapper. May temporarily perform duties of any lower class without loss of pay.
Carefully verifies packing slip counts with material labels. Maintains a consistent stock storage system, and an accurate physical inventory of stock on hand. Maintains good housekeeping in the stockroom. Leads all General Workers when they assist in the stockroom area. Moves equipment and supplies.
Coordinates the delivery and receiving of materials to and from vendors. Moves equipment and supplies. Coordinates the deliveries of finished printed material to the client. Insures all shipping documents and functions are completed accurately and, in conjunction with production control department, develop inbound and outbound freight and delivery schedules. In cooperation with other responsible parties makes appropriate entries documenting shipping, receiving, and buyout activities in the departmental manufacturing tracking system. Coordinates with production control to ensure that all priority jobs have been delivered. Performs final quality control inspection prior to delivery. Leads truck drivers and General Workers when they assist in the Shipping area. Maintains good housekeeping in the Shipping area.
Assist press operators in the manual and machine tasks in the set up, maintenance and operation of printing presses including preventative maintenance on presses, press washups, loading feeders. May temporarily perform duties of any lower class without loss of pay.
Support the lithographers in the preparatory department. Store and retrieve archived film and plates. Expose duplicate negatives and print material. Expose blueline and color key materials. Purge and recycle dated film and plates. Assist the camera or plate operator in their duties. Mix processor chemicals. Other appropriate related tasks as assigned.
ELECTRONIC PREPRESS I
Performs advanced duties in the electronic preparation and output of files for offset printing. Must have complete understanding of the printing process and the role of Prepress in that process, including thorough knowledge of flatlay work and conventional stripping techniques. Must have advanced knowledge of all relevant prepress software and systems. Responsible for performing appropriate trapping and imposition of the most complex files. Performs advanced-level trouble-shooting of files and suggest and implement solutions. May on occasion perform the functions of lithographer. May on occasion perform the functions of lower classifications.
ELECTRONIC PREPRESS II
Knowledge and understanding of the printing process and the role of prepress. Thorough knowledge of all relevant prepress software. Ability to prepare electronic files for offset printing, including modification of files to include trapping, bleeds, and imposition according to organizational standards. Knowledge of and ability to produce and modify scans of original work. Responsible for operation, calibration and maintenances of image setter/processor. Not responsible for drum scanning or "high end" color manipulation.
PRE-PRESS PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN
Operates within a Macintosh-based system to implement provided instructions or design; keyboards original copy; performs traditional and electronic production paste-up; prepares camera-ready mechanicals and electronic files for in-house printing. Works with software applications including but not limited to Word, Page Maker, Freehand, Illustrator, Photoshop. Generally works with supplied files and is not involved in the design or creative processes. Monitors darkroom, including processor maintenance and supplies.
Drive small delivery vehicles (vans and trucks), perform pickup and delivery of materials and finished products. May serve as a General Worker in other areas.
May work in any department. Move material to and from equipment operations. Stack paper. Assist in Shipping and Stockroom as necessary. Perform general plant cleanup and shop maintenance. Other appropriate related tasks as assigned.
May ________, 2004
Mr. Brian Earl, Business Agent
Graphic Communications Union, Local 767 M
19309 West Valley Highway, Suite R -112
Kent, WA 98032
This is to confirm how the Lithographer position will be treated under Article 17.2 should the Lithographer position be eliminated as a result of layoff.
Should a layoff of the Lithographer occur, the incumbent will be allowed to fill any vacant Electronic Prepress II or Prepress Production Technician position. If there are no vacancies at the time of layoff, the incumbent will be offered any vacant Electronic Prepress II or Prepress Production Technician position that becomes available while the incumbent is on the recal list in accordance with Article 17.1.
If, as a result of layoff or recall, the Lithographer is placed in an Electronic Prepress II or Prepress Production Technician position, the incumbent will be treated in a manner identical to a new hire in accordance with Article 16.2 of the contract and the Employer will retain all rights under Article 16.2.
The Lithographer will be provided the opportunity to receive training on any new electronic prepress software in a manner similar to how incumbents in Electronic Prepress II or Prepress Production Technician positions are provided the training.
If you have any questions about this letter please contact me.
Labor Relations Office
Cc: Eric Mosher