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Career Details :: Design Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators
Set up or set up and operate machines to print designs on materials.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Inspects product to detect defects.
- Adjusts and changes gears, using hand tools.
- Monitors machines and gauges to ensure and maintain standards.
- Adjusts feed guides, gauges, and rollers, using hand tools.
- Cleans and lubricates equipment.
- Fills reservoirs with paint or ink.
- Installs printing plates, cylinders, or rollers on machine, using hand tools and gauges.
- Measures and records amount of product produced.
- Mixes colors of paint according to formulas.
- Repairs or replaces worn or broken parts, using hand tools.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Operation and Control
- Operation Monitoring
- Product Inspection
- Equipment Maintenance
- Equipment Selection
Frequent Work Context
- Degree of Automation
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment