Ivie & Associates

Flatbed Digital Press & Cutting Table Operator

2 months ago
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Department Category
Graphic Image


Company Overview

Graphic Image, a division of Ivie & Associates, is a print and fulfillment center located in Davenport, IA.  We support some of the largest retailers in the U.S., providing a wide variety of printed materials and fulfillment services.  In short, we know print and fulfillment, and we’re comfortable remaining behind the scenes, working hand-in-hand with our clients with a can-do attitude to help them achieve their goals.  Acting as an extension of the client, we define our successes by their success, and we measure our accomplishments by their satisfaction.
Job Overview

The Flatbed Digital Press & Cutting Table Operator (FDP&CTO) will be responsible for running and troubleshooting a large format digital press as well as large format digital cutting table.  The Operator ensures that all print jobs are completed under very specific timelines with an emphasis on maximizing run-time efficiency and maintaining color and quality control. 


Graphic Image expects that the FDP&CTO will act at all times to assure the highest level of ethics, professionalism and personal performance possible.  He or she will work enthusiastically to meet or exceed all performance goals set by Graphic Image, and will contribute his or her utmost to assist Graphic Image in achieving its stated goals. Graphic Image, Inc. expects that all employees, including the FDP&CTO, to fully support Graphic Image’s position/relationship with its Clients. 



  • An ability to perform basic maintenance and quality control work on digital printers and cutters.
  • An attention to detail and understanding of large format substrates
  • A self-starter who understands time allocation and is capable of determining a course of conduct without close supervision and delegating responsibility when necessary.
  • Enjoy working on a variety of projects rather than a set daily routine of print jobs.
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Will troubleshoot equipment issues and perform maintenance. Maintain machine and maintenance logs, accurately record service calls.
  • Continually inspect jobs coming off equipment for completeness, accuracy and defects.
  • Ability to correct and manipulate color (strong background in color theory)
  • Understands and completes all paperwork required for production.
  • Communicates effectively, efficiently and appropriately with all employees.
  • Responsible for checking and maintaining all needed supplies for operation of equipment.
  • Responsible for keeping work area clean and presentable.
  • Follow all safety guidelines.
  • Participates in periodic staff meetings and other meetings as necessary.
  • Participates in training and development programs as required of the position.
  • May be required to run additional digital printers, and finishing assets as needed.
  • Performs a variety of miscellaneous tasks as may be required from time-to-time by management


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 stand and use arms/hands to lift, manipulate, and place objects as required.
  • The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, and/or crouch.
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


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.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Skills Required

  • Demonstrate the ability to handle many issues, items and functions at one time and deal rapidly with multiple items in prioritized sequence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to set and prioritize goals and achieve them as scheduled.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adjust to rapidly changing requirements and schedules.
  • Demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrate the ability to act on own initiative.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform well and remain organized under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn, willingness to do both menial tasks and take on more complex challenges
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to help others achieve their best.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to help people learn to work together.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to take direction from superiors.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to show leadership by consistent example.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to build and maintain positive relationships quickly.
  • Possess the ability to work with management to achieve Company goals
  • Demonstrate willingness to accept direction from management to improve quality and performance.
  • Demonstrate willingness to work together with peers and other departments to improve quality and performance.


Education & Experience

  • Experience running / operating digital presses. Should include, but not be limited to, operation of large format digital presses
  • Experience on the Canon Oce Arizona 2200 series of printers is highly preferred
  • Experience in RIP software, such as Caldera and EFI Fiery. Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop is a plus
  • Experience operating Kongsberg (or comparable) Digital Cutting/Routing system is highly preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience operating digital flatbed cutting tables and digital flatbed printers
  • Strong computer skills with file-to-print process
  • Technically and mechanically oriented
  • Digital Printing and/or related production experience
  • Color printing experience
  • Ability to accurately distinguish colors and match to specifications



  • Travel as required for training


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