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Printing Machine Assistants

Printing machine assistants set and operate letterpress, platen or cylinder, lithographic and photogravure printing machines, photocopiers, office printers, duplication machines and other reprographic equipment.

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About this Career

£21,244

Average salary

New workers start around £14,287.45. Normal pay is £21,244 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £34,539.78.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Sets and operates presses for stamping patterns and labels on textiles, clothing, pottery, footwear and other leather goods.
  • Sets and operates machines for cutting paper to specified dimensions or for folding or binding to produce finished paper items.
  • Carries out routine maintenance and cleaning of printing machine.
  • Starts reprographic or printing machine and monitors operation for paper misfeeds and error messages, removes blockages and replaces damaged paper, and monitors quality of output.
  • Loads photocopiers, office printers, duplication machines and other reprographic equipment with stationery.
  • Sets controls to control the speed, pressure and ink flow of printing machine.
  • Positions printing plates, loads inks into reservoirs and loads paper rolls or sheets into printing press.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Learning Strategies
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Critical Thinking
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Reading Comprehension
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Mathematics
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Monitoring
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Active Learning
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Active Listening
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Writing
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Science
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Speaking
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Truro College
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Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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