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SWP Story 2SWP is about dedication, teamwork and a continuing drive to be the best. And, because SWP is committed to providing our customers with the absolute best customer service and printing, we are always on the look out for the best printing industry professionals and sales people.

Proofer / Platemaker

Southwest Precision Printers, LP has an opening for an experienced Pre-Press Platemaker/Proofer.   SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The Platemaker/Proofer exposes plates digitally so they can be printed, ensuring the meeting of company quality and performance standards, and customer specifications and delivery requirements, in accordance with company policies and procedures. REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

  • Ensure processors, and CREO trendsetter are in proper operating condition.
  • Perform assigned maintenance activities according to departmental procedures.
  • Set up and operate automatic imposition equipment.
  • Operate automatic color proofing equipment, run tests and adjust methods and materials to obtain desired color proof quality.
  • Check or verify assembly ofjobsbased on sheet layout, imposition for multi-page products, instructions to layout forms.
  • Prepare required proofs: position proofs & color proofs
  • Make proofs using digital proof plotters/printers. (Cannon & Epson)
  • Set up the plates to be processed, and process according to departmental procedures.
  • Inspect plates for adherence to quality standards and customer specifications and check proofs to ensure plates have been made correctly.
  • Deliver plates to pressroom for printing.
  • Complete production records and platemaker logs.
  • Perform routine process-related maintenance
  • Track and reorder inventory of departmental supplies.
  • Prinergy experience a plus
  OTHER INFORMATION:  
  • Hours are 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Must be able to work overtime
 


Bindery Machine Operator - Weekend Shift

Southwest Precision Printers, LP has an opening for a weekend shift Bindery Machine Operator. SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:   This position is primarily for a Folder Operator but may also be responsible for operating our Harris Saddle Stitcher and/or Polar Cutters. RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Must be able to set up and run a Stahl 26 x 40 continuous feed folder.
  • This person will be responsible for the set-up, maintenance and operation of the assigned equipment.
  • Set up and adjust feeder, folder, and adjust delivery
  • Operate folder
  • Set up folder for special processes (perforating, scoring, slitting, trimming, gluing, softening, etc.)
  • Review work order to ensure conformity to written and verbal instruction.
  • Regularly inspects the finished product to ensure quality and accuracy.
  • Operates and maintains equipment in a safe and cost effective manner.
  • Ensure the quality of the finished product.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance.
REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
  • Minimum education required for this position is a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum related experience required for this position is 3 years related experience.
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  Other Information
  • Hours are      Friday          6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday       6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday         6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hours are subject to change at any time.


Web Services Analyst / Jr. Front-end Developer

General Overview

Southwest Precision Printers is looking to find a highly motivated individual to work directly with our business development personnel to implement storefront solutions leveraging our print and fulfillment software packages. Candidate will utilize existing functionality (or design custom solutions) to meet specific client  needs and deadlines. You will work closely with the Web Services Manager and trained in the various functions.

Skill Sets

  • Strong Mac and Windows experience
  • Very strong Microsoft excel experience
  • Strong Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator Experience
  • Knowledge of print, web storefronts, and fulfillment standards preferred
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Can write HTML and CSS easily
  • VeraCore/Promail skills preferred (not required)
  • Online Print Solutions (OPS) skills preferred (not required)
  • XMPie uStore skills preferred (not required)
  • Javascript skills preferred (not required)
  • SQL/MySQL skills preferred (not required)

Personal Attributes

  • Highly Organized
  • Self -Starter
  • Resourceful & Persistent
  • Natural Learner
  • Process Oriented
  • Positive and Upbeat

Responsibilities

  • Administer VeraCore, our warehouse management solution, to ensure proper setup and maintenance of multiple client systems. This work includes:
    • Working with the order management system to configure customer, user, product, print, billing, payment and shipping parameters.
    • Working with the Warehouse Management System to ensure proper flow of order data throughout the warehouse.
    • Customizing and Creating front-end website views via HTML, CSS and (occasionally) javascript.
    • Trouble shooting technical issues as they emerge.
  • Administer our variable print-on-demand provider system, OPS, which includes:
    • Creating and configuring new customers, cost centers, users.
    • Building variable print-on-demand templates such as business cards, flyers, letterhead, envelopes and posters.
    • Customize and create a user-facing experience using HTML, CSS and (occasionally) javascript.
  • Work cross-functionally with Production, Warehousing and Sales to ensure smooth transactions.
  • Brainstorm, oversee and complete project rollouts for new and existing customers.
  • Work with team members to identify process improvements and offer ways to implement solutions.
  • Occasionally prepare client artwork for print and web
  • Respond quickly to internal and external customer requests.
  • Provide support to Account Services to produce monthly billing reports.
  • Attend sales meetings with new and existing clients, providing technical perspective and expertise.
  • Discover new ways to leverage existing systems to provide more value to customers.
  • Maintain and contribute to internal process documentation


Inkjet / Inserter Operator

Inkjet / Inserter Operator   Southwest Precision Printers, LP has an opening for an experienced Inkjet / Inserter Operator.   SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will be responsible for setting up, troubleshooting and running our Inkjet and Inserter equipment.

  • Set up and operate Inkjet and 6 station Inserter
  • Read and follow directions on job ticket
  • Inspect inkjet samples for defects
  • Troubleshooting any issues that may arise
  • Stack mail according to postal regulations
  • Perform minor maintenance to equipment as needed
  • Read and understand postal paper work
REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
  • Must have minimum 2 -3 year previous Inkjet and Inserter experience
  • Knowledge of USPS postal regulations
  • Must be computer literate
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
OTHER INFORMATION:
  • Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Must be able to work overtime


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