A job as a Plastic Press Operator falls under the broader career category of Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.
According to http://www.scoe.net/perscom/job_descriptions/multimedia/press_operator.pdf
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates job requirements with clients; determines printing systems to be used to maintain quality
assurance of projects produced; explains technical concepts in non-technical terms; operates camera to
shoot negatives or make half tones; reviews negatives against original artwork; checks camera to set the
correct exposure; sets the flash and/or burn time as required; strips negatives and makes metal plates;
coordinates half tones and negatives with client for approval.
Performs press safety check; prepares reproduction equipment establishing pressure setting, mixing
solutions and paper demands; installs metal or mega plates; aligns press heads and ink colors; performs
adjustments and monitors projects for quality; checks product output with Pantone Matching System (PMS)
color guide; contacts clients to review color guide with printed copy for ink approval and visual alignment.
Operates equipment in the reproduction shop including, but not limited to, one and two color printing
presses, camera equipment, platemaker equipment and letter making, bindery, collating, stapling, padding,
drilling, folding, electric cutter and digital printers/copiers; uses a computer to