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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: Printer Operator

Series: Media Support – Media/Graphics/Printing

Levels in series: 1 | 2










The Printer Operator is the first level of a two level media/graphics/printing - reproduction series. Incumbents perform entry to semi skilled level duties in operating copy machines or printing presses, creating correspondence and formatting documents and publications. The Printer Operator is distinguished from the Printer Supervisor which has full supervisory responsibility.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Operating copy machines or printing presses.  Daily 35%
  2. Printing business cards, stationary, envelopes, reports, brochures, flyers, and other correspondence material according to established standards; may order paper and supplies.  Daily 35%
  3. Answering and directing incoming calls or visitors.  Daily 15%
  4. Contacting clients for clarification or notification of completed or incomplete orders.  Daily 10%
  5. Contacting contracted vendors for maintenance on reprographic equipment.  Weekly 5%
  6. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required


  • Not Applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Degree, and one year of experience in a duplicating center, preferably including offset printing and binding experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

  • None required.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:

  • Printing equipment
  • Computers and applicable programs and software
  • Basic office principles
  • Grammar principles

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:

  • Proofing documents
  • Operating printing equipment and copy machines
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, chemicals, oils and intense noises.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 02/01
Revised by Human Resources: 11/03