Large Format Print Operator
GPJ is looking for a Large Format Print Operator that will support the Graphic Production Supervisor in the operation of digital printing/laminating/cutting equipment and software to produce finished goods for multiple clients in Smyrna, TN fabrication facility. GPJ is proud to be filled with passionate, collaborative team members so if this sounds like you, read on!
In this role, you will assure that produced graphics are ready for further assembly or finishing with high print quality and accurate color. You will be responsible for vinyl weeding, masking and application which could include vehicle wraps, wall wraps, installations on fixtures, furniture, etc.
You will help train and coach other Large Format Print Operators to improve quality, educate on new techniquests, and improve process. You know how to delegate work for graphic production to meet tight job timelines and assure high production quality.
You know how to communicate effectively with other team members to assure all requirements of the job are met. You are a master in job tracking, time management, file setup and manipulation as it relates to digital cutting. You know how to maintain equipment, including tracking and replenishing bits, blades, etc.
You have experience with:
- RIP and printing jobs efficiently and effectively at a high level of quality.
- Maintaining color management and profile database
- Laminating substrates with no wrinkles, bubbles. etc.
- Applying vinyl wraps, decals, etc.
- Maintaining and delivering a high level of quality for every item.
- Organizing your workflow in a way that is easy for others to identify a job’s status at any given time.
- Delivering finished materials in an effective way to their next location.
- Constantly improving your abilities and understanding of different equipment and software functions.
- Identifying opportunities to improve the digital printing process.
- Working well in a deadline-driven and frequently stressful environment.
This position requires less than 5% travel.
Who You Are & What You Will Bring
Experience: 5 years of previous large format print operation, preferably in experiential marketing or exhibits. Experience with digital print/lamination/plotter equipment and software. Knowledge of Adobe Suite, roll lamination and vinyl plotting/weeding/application..
Meticulous: You understand that the small details can be just as critical to overall quality and success as the big picture.
Responsible: Not only do you take pride in your work, but you hold yourself accountable for the tasks and jobs you are given, as well as your own mistakes.
Focused: You understand the need to stay on task and work thru difficulties to produce the best products possible.
Knowledgeable: You possess a large breadth of information and deep understanding of your role and the tasks you are given.
Deadline-Driven: The understanding and need to complete tasks within a given timeframe is essential.
Creative: You possess the ability to look at problems from multiple perspectives and think about alternative solutions to achieve desired results.
Self-Motivated: The tasks and jobs you are responsible for encourage your efforts and present an inherent need to be accomplished.
Resourceful: You are willing and able to try new approaches in production methods and troubleshooting including quickly reaching out for help when needed including maintaining a contact list of these resources.
Who We Are
GPJ is the world leader in experiential marketing. Our 29 global offices are filled with fearless people dreaming up ideas that are transforming industries and bringing the most respected brands to life in powerfully, exciting ways. We are a part of the Project Worldwide family. An independent, employee-owned global network of complementary, wholly-owned agencies.
You read that “employee-owned” part, right? You heard us correctly. You work hard, she works hard, we all work hard… we all succeed and reap the rewards. We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – providing our employees with an ownership interest. We thought you would want to know that. In fact, there is a lot more you would want to know about us, like our employer matching 401(k) plan (no vesting period), our “no employee contribution” healthcare option. But we are getting ahead of ourselves here, let’s talk about this exciting opportunity first and we can fill you in on our perks & benefits later.
GPJ is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. In addition to federal law requirements, GPJ complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. GPJ expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on any protected class.