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Working As A Printing Machine Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $34,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Printing Machine Operator does

  • Operated IBM and OCE High speed machine for high quality and security jobs
  • Run several presses with different size and color capacities.
  • Inspect and examine printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications, and external defects.
  • Ink the presses, load paper, and adjust the press to the paper size.
  • Examined products to verify they met quality standards.
  • Operated machinery used in the production process.
  • Maintained close personal contact with supervisor and helper.
  • Used hand tools to lock plates and master copies in position.
  • Trained to be mechanic/set-up tech.
  • Obtained or mixed inks and fill ink fountains.
  • Inspected and examined printed products for print clarity.
  • Print Machine Operator - Operated, maintained, and troubleshot the machines used for printing color images onto the discs.
  • Make a board sample to print from the printing machine to ensure good quality products.
  • Loaded paper and adjusted the press to proper dimensions.
  • Examine colors and color sequences.
  • Make quick corrections to avoid expensive losses of paper and ink.
  • Operated xerox docutech and cannon image runner.
  • Collected and inspected random samples during print runs to identify any necessary adjustments.
  • Correct paper tears or jams.
  • Time stamp, open, read, sort, and route incoming mail with aid of machine.

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Average Yearly Salary
$34,000
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$20,000
Min 10%
$34,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Hanesbrands
Highest Paying City
Portland, OR
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a Printing Machine Operator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Printing Machine Operator in the United States is $34,403 per year or $17 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $20,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $58,000.

Real Printing Machine Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Printing Machine Operator Shree Ji Printing Inc. Co Carlstadt, NJ Oct 20, 2010 $47,584
Printing Machine Operators Mercury Plastic Bag Co, Inc. Passaic, NJ Sep 03, 2008 $45,747
Printing Machine Operators Mercury Plastic Bag Co, Inc. Passaic, NJ Apr 27, 2009 $45,747
Printing Machine Operators Modern Knitrim, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Nov 06, 2007 $44,140
Printing Machine Operators Sunset Thermograving Corp Wharton, NJ Nov 24, 2009 $42,137
Printing Machine Operator Absolute Screenprint, Inc. Brea, CA Dec 02, 2009 $40,905
Printing Machine Operator NND Designs, Inc. Vernon, CA May 19, 2010 $39,716
Printing Machine Operators Printron Printing Gardena, CA Nov 17, 2010 $39,582
Printing Machine Operators Kyung In Printing, Inc. San Diego, CA May 24, 2011 $38,813 -
$38,814
Printing Machine Operator MacSon Printing and Lithography Glendale, CA Dec 09, 2010 $38,630
Printing Machine Operator Artline Heat Transfers Inc. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Jan 22, 2010 $37,566
Printing Machine Operators IMT, Inc. Norcross, GA Dec 08, 2010 $35,838
Printing Machine Operators Rigo Industries Paterson, NJ Jun 23, 2008 $34,895
Printing Machine Operators New Age Embroidery Corp. New York, NY Jun 30, 2008 $34,895
Print Machine Operator Brand Ink., Inc. Oceanside, CA Mar 25, 2010 $34,832
Printing Machine Operator Alba Professional Embroidery Huntington Beach, CA Nov 19, 2009 $34,811
Printing Machine Operator Manhattan Stitching Co. Buena Park, CA Jan 11, 2010 $34,811
Printing Machine Operators KJ Global Enterprise, Inc. Buena Park, CA Jun 11, 2012 $33,821
Printing Machine Operator Quality Circle Products, Inc. Montrose, NY Jun 21, 2011 $33,392
Printng Machine Operator Marrs Printing and Packaging Industry, CA Dec 15, 2010 $33,392
Printing Machine Operator Joy's Embroidery San Leandro, CA Mar 06, 2008 $32,766
Printing Machine Operator Louis Color Separation, Inc. Islandia, NY May 26, 2011 $32,265
Printing Machine Operator One USA, Inc. DBA Copy Connection Silver Spring, MD Dec 20, 2007 $29,218
Printing Machine Operators USA Tees.com Inc. New York, NY Feb 19, 2010 $28,508
Design Printing Machine Operator Century Direct LLC. Islandia, NY Dec 07, 2010 $28,508
Screen Printing Machine Operator Binder Salem Company Gardena, CA Oct 22, 2007 $27,465
Printing Machine Operator A.T. Copy Inc. New York, NY Jul 12, 2010 $26,421

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Top Skills for A Printing Machine Operator

  1. Ink Fountains
  2. Job Orders
  3. Preventative Maintenance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Clean ink fountains, plates, or printing unit cylinders when press runs are completed.
  • Completed job orders and maintained a clean work space in timely manner.
  • Performed set-up and manual assembly and operated automated machinery to assemble and test products.
  • Downloaded incoming files from database Operated Xerox Printers Downloaded files from specific databases Making minor repairs of printers
  • Selected and installed printing plates, rollers and cylinders in machines according to specifications, using hand tools.

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Top 10 Best States for Printing Machine Operators

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Minnesota
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Missouri
  5. Illinois
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Vermont
  8. District of Columbia
  9. Tennessee
  10. Pennsylvania
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Printing Machine Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

60.0%

Female

25.7%

Unknown

14.3%
Ethnicity

White

57.5%

Hispanic or Latino

19.9%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

74.1%

Tagalog

7.4%

Portuguese

3.7%

Chinese

3.7%

Vietnamese

3.7%

French

3.7%

Mandarin

3.7%
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Printing Machine Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.7%

Columbus State Community College

7.1%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

7.1%

The Academy

7.1%

Vincennes University

5.4%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

5.4%

Henry Ford College

5.4%

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

5.4%

Purdue University

5.4%

Manchester Community College

5.4%

Western Piedmont Community College

3.6%

Ohio Business College

3.6%

Miami Dade College

3.6%

Jefferson State Community College

3.6%

Texas Tech University

3.6%

William Woods University

3.6%

San Antonio College

3.6%

Full Sail University

3.6%

Catawba Valley Community College

3.6%

Liberty University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

20.6%

General Studies

9.1%

Graphic Design

7.3%

Criminal Justice

6.3%

Graphic Communications

6.3%

Computer Science

5.6%

Electrical Engineering

5.6%

Accounting

4.5%

Health Care Administration

4.2%

Nursing

3.8%

Computer Programming

3.1%

Education

3.1%

Communication

3.1%

Mechanical Engineering

2.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.4%

Industrial Technology

2.4%

Psychology

2.4%

Medical Assisting Services

2.4%

Information Technology

2.4%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

46.0%

Associate

20.6%

Bachelors

15.7%

Certificate

7.9%

Diploma

5.5%

Masters

3.3%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.4%
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