Digital Printing Technician and Digital Print Operator

Mellady Direct Marketing looking for an experienced professional to help run our digital printing operation. This position has two major functions: pre-press and printing. It is very important for jobs to be done efficiently and in the most cost-effective way possible.The ideal candidate would have experience with pre-press file preparation for digital and offset printing, meticulous attention to detail and an interest in maximizing efficiency.

Pre-Press Requirements:

  • Provide graphic design support utilizing Adobe Creative Suite, Imposing Fiery Front End and variable data programming using applicable software (Mac and Linux platforms)
  • Pre-flight and troubleshoot supplied digital files for fonts, images, color corrections, resolution and printability and convert to PDF print-ready status for both digital and offset printing
  • Designing graphics for clients
  • Work with graphic designers regarding set-up issues and provide proofs
  • Know when to escalate possible issues to ensure uninterrupted production
  • Maintain work orders and logs with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Digital Print Operator Requirements:

  • Review work orders to determine quantity required, specifications and type/color of paper
  • Setup and operate multiple hi-speed commercial production Xerox Digital Presses
  • Setup jobs to run in the most cost-effective method and monitor supplies for digital equipment
  • Coordinate multiple priorities in a changing environment and develop effective solutions
  • Check jobs for quality and accuracy, monitor output for consistent quality in printing and finishing
  • Setup and operate the bindery equipment including folders and cutters
  • Troubleshoot and resolve minor problems with digital presses and primary finishing equipment
  • Work with service company on more serious issues and schedule equipment maintenance

Position Requirements:

  • At least three years experience operating commercial production Xerox digital printing presses
  • Prepress experience for Digital and Offset Presses – Fiery Software experience a plus
  • Strong mathematical skills, ability to multi-task, work independently and efficiently
  • Ability to view color accurately and to manipulate files to obtain printable outputs
  • Be able to lift and move 40 pound boxes of printed and stock paper
  • Must be able to fluently speak and read English

Please email your resume and optional cover letter to

Please no phone calls about this position. Principals only, no recruiters. Applicants must be legally allowed to work in the United States without sponsorship. Mellady Direct Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.