Digital Publishing Operator

Requisition Number:  2161
Location:  Headquarters - 1900 Main, Houston, TX, 77002

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Communications and Marketing
Pay Rate:  PGR05
Basic Function

Under general supervision, operates network high volume color, black and white digital production publishing systems for various printed materials.  Responsible for computer data entry of all Printing Services requisitions.  Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties
  • Analyzes each new job request for standardization.  Directs originators and multiple users in the most cost/time efficient design, manufacturing, storage, distribution and retrieval decisions.  Establishes reproduction method for computer forms processing, hard copy, electronic publishing or offset printing.
  • Interfaces with customers to provide technical assistance and schedule jobs production.
  • Completes network transfers and file conversions.
  • Coordinates file preparation with Prisma Prepare and/or other software for production of high-volume production publishing systems.
  • Operates a high-speed network publisher and other similar equipment in the reproduction of single or multi-color work from master originals or network transferred files.
  • Performs bindery duties such as padding, GBC binding, drilling paper assembly and stapling reproduced materials.
  • Adjusts printing services equipment, such as high-volume digital production publishing systems, folder, drill press and bindery finishing equipment.  Maintains Printing Services equipment and conducts inspections to maintain good working condition.
  • Operates wide format roll-to-roll and flatbed with RIP software.
  • Compiles daily and monthly reports such as employee daily production, monthly volume production, comparison cost savings and other reports as needed.
  • Archives print orders received via the network and originals scanned into the system to the hard drive.
  • Maintains paper inventory for Printing Services.  Tracks paper distribution and establishes reorder points.
  • Assists in the maintenance of floor copiers, determines the cause of equipment failure and submits service request order to vendor for repair.
  • Handles all copier service calls, requests for toner, repair, and documents all calls.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Education Requirement

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Years & Experience Required

Minimum three (3) years’ experience performing network transfer and publishing services in a medium to large volume production operation.  Experience should include one (1) year performing reproduction duties.

Knowledge & Skills Required

Working knowledge of high-volume copy and network publishing equipment (color and black & white), wide format printers, computer and publishing software, high volume collating and bindery equipment.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston