Pre-Press Technician

Fisher Group



The Fisher Group, is a printing and mailing services company in the direct response industry with an opportunity in the pre-press department. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Work a twelve-hour shift. Wednesday-Friday 6:00A.M.-6:00P.M. Two weekends per month of on-call (Beeper) availability to accommodate 24/7 pressroom work schedule.
  • Overtime as required to meet customer requirements.
  • Your presence and availability are required at scheduled times.
  • This is a Computer-to-Plate (CTP) work environment.


Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble page layouts for press-sheet configurations per customer specifications using a Mac-based work flow configuration.
  • Create contract project proofs using wide-format proofing devices.
  • Proficiently configure press-sheet layouts using XMF RIP hardware.
  • Proficiently utilize a PDF workflow.
  • Manually output litho plates using CTP technology and verify desired outputs.
  • Work closely with Account Managers, Pressroom personnel and Bindery Team Leaders to ensure desired customer expectations.
  • Perform routine maintenance on CTP Plate Processor and trouble-shoot potential problems. Perform routine housekeeping maintenance of work areas.
  • Manually distribute litho plates to the desired presses.
  • This position is detail-driven in a fast-paced environment.


Essential Physical and Frequency Requirements:

  • Requires ability to frequently lift 30 lb. boxes of lithograph plates.
  • Requires ability to safely relocate completed plates to desired press location.
  • Requires ability to safely operate a hand-jack and move skids of litho materials and chemistry.
  • Requires the ability to stand for long periods of time.


Essential Knowledge and Ability Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work with other department personnel on a job-to-job basis.
  • Prior experience in Mac-based applications (Adobe InDesign, PDF, Photoshop, etc.).
  • Prior experience with Postscript RIP technology (Rampage, XMF). Prior experience in a CTP environment.
  • Excellent Math skills.
  • Attention to detail.


Essential Behavioral Requirements:

  • Punctual attendance.
  • Notification of absent to work or inability to report for work on time.
  • Comply with the Fisher Group regulations and policies as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Comply with the Fisher Group regulations and policies regarding Safety. Including Safety Data Sheets, locations of First Aid Kit, No Smoking except in designated areas and fire extinguisher locations.


Full time position with competitive wages, a full benefit package and a casual work environment.


Apply in person or send resume with cover letter to:

The Fisher Group

1250 N Center Point Road

Hiawatha, IA 52233

Attn: Human Resources


Or online at:



Drug screening required.


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1250 N. Center Point Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233

Job ID: 77159

Posted 12 days ago

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