Production Technician - Chicago
GES Exposition Services - Chicago, IL

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General Responsibilities:
The Production Technician coordinates the manual production and packaging of ordered signage. Production work ranges from producing simple small signage, to fabrication of complex sign assemblies.

Use graphic tools and chemicals safely and with proficiency, such as: Exacto or utility knife, Exacto wall cutter, metal straight edge, measuring tape, transfer tape, lighter fluid, rubbing alcohol, and other materials related to the production of graphics.

Facilitates and maintains the use of computer ID sign making equipment.

Operate and maintain laminating equipment.

Operate and maintain shrink-wrap and shipping equipment.

Maintain willingness to learn new industry processes as they develop.

Cross train in other areas of the Graphics Department. Become proficient in the operation of Macintosh, PC, and Windows operating system, with proficiency in the following software for all platforms: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, ONYX, and other related graphics and operating system software.

Perform other duties as assigned and deemed necessary of the position under the direction of the Graphics Shift Supervisor, Graphics Production Supervisor, Graphics Manager or Lead Person.

The position involves specialized tasks which often need to be carried out independently, or with the assistance of other Production Technicians.

Follow specific fabrication instructions as indicated by Work Order, Customer, or Supervisor.

Read and calculate information to provide scaled drawings to finished product.

Prepare and apply vinyl cut copy and graphics, including weeding, cutting, taping, trimming and mounting to substrates.

Prepare digitally printed paper rolls for laminating and application to substrates.

Apply graphics to panels, stack and manifest panels, including oversized substrates and panels.

Provide quality control at designated steps on the process.

Prepare final product for shipping to multiple locations.

Prepare appropriate paperwork in accordance with defined operational procedures.

Requirements

Education/Experience:
Graphic Production experience (printing, finishing, shipping, lamination)

Mandatory experience (two years) using graphic ripping software (Colorburst / Fiery)

Computer knowledge & experience in PC and Macintosh platforms including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Work, Excel)

Demonstrated proficiency with verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated ability to use various measuring tools and mathematical proficiency (fractions, decimals)

Demonstrated excellent customer service skills

High School diploma; prefer two (2) years college

Proficient in Adobe InDesign & Photoshop (In that order of preference)

Tradeshow experience (Association or Exhibit)

Ability to travel 5%-20% per year

Previous experience with direct to printing equipment

Additional Information:
No relocation assistance available

Hourly position (Sunday-Monday: 7am-330pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 2pm-1030pm)

Flexibility with work schedule (required to change shifts and work days as business needs dictate)

Flexibility with work hours (must be able to work overtime as business needs dictate. 10-12 hours per days including weekends.)

Ability to work under pressure

Shop environment

Must have reliable transportation

About this company
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Global Experience Specialists knows the show must go on. The company, formerly GES Exposition Services, produces tradeshows and...