15 May 2017


Suttle-Straus – Posted by Suttle-Straus Waunakee, Wisconsin, United States


Job Description

Are you looking for a career with a great company? We are looking for a Pre-Media Variable Compostion Specialist to join our award winning team! The ideal candidate is very detail oriented and a skilled user of Mac and PC computers, including experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), Enfocus Pitstop, Kodak Prinergy, EFI Metrix, Javascript, GMC Inspire Designer and Microsoft Office. Sutttle-Straus, is a premier provider of printing, digital imaging, wide format, mailing, custom kitting, warehousing, and distribution services. Our success is founded on three core principles: A clear focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations; a long history of implementing new technologies to increase quality and efficiency; and the importance of building an outstanding workforce. Winner of the Printing Industries of America’s Best Workplace award for 17 consecutive years, Suttle-Straus offers a collaborative work environment, great benefits and fantastic co-workers. 


We offer a competitive benefits package with immediate eligibility for health, dental, vision and life insurance, and eligibility after 30 days for a company matched 401(k) plan. Paid time off accrues monthly from date of hire.

Job Summary:

The primary function of this role is to process art and data as it relates to proof and final output to digital and conventional press.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Assess incoming forms of communication: job ticket, purchase order, press layouts, customer/production instruction
  • Assess customer art files for quality, specification and risk
  • Prepare native art files to production standards and generate PDF
  • Rip and normalize PDF to known state ready for press
  • Assess incoming data and merge to art following job ticket instruction
  • Create imposition layouts in Metrix and/or GMC Inspire Designer
  • Understand variable proofing standards and produce proofs
  • Troubleshoot customer files
  • Perform text and image manipulations

Skills & Educational Requirements: 

  • Strong proficiency with Mac and PC computers
  • Knowledge of digital/variable software and hardware including Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), Enfocus Pitstop, Kodak Prinergy, EFI Metrix, Javascript, Microsoft Office, GMC Inspire Designer
  • Understanding of various file output forms: PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPG, DBF, CSV, XML
  • Good typesetting skills
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of USPS guidelines a plus
  • Understand address block standards
  • A good understanding of the printing industry and downstream processes a plus

How to Apply

Apply online at www.suttle-straus.com/about/employment

Job Categories: Electronic Prepress. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Commensurate with experience. Job expires in 13 days.

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