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Production Output Operator

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Schawk USA Inc. (US103)
Line of Business:  SGK CCOE

San Francisco, CA, US, 94107

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 


The Production Output Operator produces an accurate copy of artwork (contract proof) for print or pre-media prior to final production using industry standard proofing equipment and/or software. Under direct supervision from the client project team or management produces on time, high quality traditional physical proofs of client Production deliverable artwork (images, texts, illustrations, and/or colors) following established workflows, and client work order specifications.


•    Attends any client meetings (e.g. pre-production) as necessary.
•    Ensures high quality standards in all Production client deliverables.
•    Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely completion of high quality basic to intermediate level Artwork proofing materials, effectively using industry standard software, tools, and Pre-press and Print techniques.
•    Prepares files to send to the Raster Image Processor (RIP).
•    Performs assigned tasks within the overall Production workflow and assigned budget, according to work order specifications, industry and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and the client’s Brand guidelines and standards.
•    Ensures client project team has most current information about the status of the assigned project(s) by logging and maintaining in project tracking system accurate records of project plan (sub-project or task) information, time dedicated to specific project(s) and/or quality issues.
•    Meets quality standards consistently for all assigned deliverables and makes recommendations to Management for improvements in reports, tools, processes and assigned tasks.
•    Additional duties as assigned.


•    Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Arts or related field 
•    3+ years of previous experience in a digital or traditional Pre-press environment, Graphic Arts industry, Design Studio/Agency or related manufacturing field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
•    Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
•    Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
•    Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
•    Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
•    Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
•    Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
•    Ability to work overtime as necessary. 


•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
•    Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland