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Packaging Prepress Operator (Fulltime, Onsite in Oakdale, MN)

Job title: Packaging Prepress Operator (Fulltime, Onsite in Oakdale, MN)
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Oakdale
Discipline: Creative
Remote: No
Salary: $65,000/year - $75,000/year
Reference: 450454
Contact name: Rachael Found (Kozen)

Job description

Our client is looking to bring on a fulltime Packaging Prepress Operator in Oakdale, Minnesota - Services include packaging production artwork, prepress, color management services, Flexo platemaking, and a range of proofing and prototyping.


  • Create final production files using prepress applications (Adobe Creative Suite & Esko Tools)
  • Import, trap, bleed, screen and color separate final production files
  • Generate and verify Barcodes
  • Create dielines and/or templates
  • Create stepping template and add printer specified press marks
  • Perform color corrections to process color files for Flexo and/or Offset print processes
  • Make alterations and revisions to existing production files, including light typesetting
  • Operate Mac, production file server, proof output devices, RIPs and workflows
  • Generate hard copy proofs for customer review
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures and general housekeeping requirements
  • Record Time and Materials accurately
  • Work in a neat, orderly manner, maintain supply levels, and request repair of equipment as necessary
  • Maintain equipment (general and minor maintenance)
  • Ability to solve problems with minimal supervision
  • Read and comprehend job instructions, short correspondence and emails
  • Participate in Pre-Production meetings with Sales, Account Manager, Leadership and other production staff
  • Ensure jobs meet scheduling and quality requirements
  • Apply knowledge of packaging prepress to production workflows
  • Maintain contact with Account Manager to advise them of job progress, scheduling concerns and requests for additional information or materials when required
  • Facilitate the resolution of production-related problems in a timely manner and elevates appropriately when necessary
  • Use ethical business practices in dealing with customers, employees, vendors, suppliers and the community

Required Skills

  • BOTH entry level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply for this position. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience level.
  • Associate or Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role is desired OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, emphasis on Illustrator is preferred.
  • Image Retouching in Adobe Photoshop is a plus.

If you are interested in and qualified for this role, please apply today!

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