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Working As a Preflight Technician

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $49,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Preflight Technician does

  • Conceived and designed graphic layouts (events, retail, environmental and vehicles).
  • Film Scanner Technician High end scanning and color corrections of transparencies, negatives & flat artwork.
  • Check customer's electronic files for completeness and potential problems using Adobe software.
  • Performed final test of avionics systems for check flights and delivery.
  • Support customers utilizing FTP server, helping customers provide the appropriate files for production!
  • Work with HP Color Laserjet 6015 proofer and Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Color accurate printer.
  • Check files for correct UPC, file number, & bleed .Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, & Word Excel.
  • Check all application documents for all shifts in Mac and PC format before allowing job to go to graphics department.
  • Confirm and prepare all digital files and artwork for printing.
  • Worked in Quark, Pagemaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Excel, Access and Acrobat.
  • Ripped and trapped files using Rampage software.
  • managed incoming digital and traditional print jobs before going to press.
  • Worked with Customers and employees to troubleshoot extremely difficult book files.
  • Operated a Crossfield Drum Scanner.
  • Provide technical support to Customers, Customer Service and Sales Departments.
  • Assist editing and output of customer files.
  • Provide assistance to co-workers and customers needing help with file preparation and/or file transfer.
  • Communicate with Customer Service staff and customers; assist in resolving any problems.
  • Receive and create PDF's for all jobs.

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Top Skills for A Preflight Technician

  1. Adobe Photoshop
  2. Digital Files
  3. Troubleshoot
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  • Provided in-house and on-site training on advanced aspects of Quark XPress, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker and Acrobat.
  • Confirm and prepare all digital files and artwork for printing.
  • Worked with Customers and employees to troubleshoot extremely difficult book files.
  • Check all application documents for all shifts in Mac and PC format before allowing job to go to graphics department.
  • Communicate with Customer Service staff and customers; assist in resolving any problems.

Preflight Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

62.7%

Female

25.5%

Unknown

11.8%
Ethnicity

White

66.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.0%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

5.3%

Unknown

2.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Preflight Technician Education

Schools

University of Cincinnati

5.0%

Western Illinois University

5.0%

Metropolitan State University

5.0%

William Rainey Harper College

5.0%

Miami Dade College

5.0%

Oakland University

5.0%

Columbus State University

5.0%

Southern Connecticut State University

5.0%

New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury

5.0%

Northern State University

5.0%

Pacific Union College

5.0%

Northern Virginia Community College

5.0%

Jefferson State Community College

5.0%

Redstone College

5.0%

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

5.0%

Hennepin Technical College

5.0%

South Dakota State University

5.0%

University of Alabama at Birmingham

5.0%

University of Richmond

5.0%

Central Michigan University

5.0%
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Majors

Graphic Design

24.3%

Computer Applications

8.1%

Writing

5.4%

Computer Information Systems

5.4%

Design And Visual Communication

5.4%

Graphic Communications

5.4%

Business

5.4%

English

5.4%

General Studies

5.4%

Publishing

2.7%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.7%

Psychology

2.7%

Fine Arts

2.7%

Photography

2.7%

Social Sciences

2.7%

Digital Media

2.7%

Computer Science

2.7%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Public Relations

2.7%

Computer Networking

2.7%
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Degrees

Other

38.1%

Bachelors

33.3%

Associate

16.7%

Certificate

7.1%

Masters

4.8%
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Updated May 19, 2020