Uganda Job DetailsMarketing


Deadline Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Required Number: 1

Duty Description

Job Summary


The Prepress Operator will receive various packaging design files such as folding cartons, labels, aerosol wraps, bags shippers and displays. These files will be managed from the art for approval state through print tools (final press-ready electronic files). This position will work closely with Creative, Production, Proofreading, Marketing Communications, Packaging & Engineering and Sourcing in support of prepress functions. Prepress works with both Global Pet Care and Home & Garden business units.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

- Build electronic art files for plates and printing

- Trap and step files using specialized system software (Kodak Prinergy and Pandora)

- Work with printer for approvals and press type

- Work with PE for final templates

- Proof all material for accuracy when working with the printers

- Ensure electronic art files are built to capture correct color and desired look

- Ability to recognize press characteristics as they relate to file preparation for creative design, substrate and printing recommendations for communication to Creative team to achieve desired look.

- Work efficiently with designers on projects to ensure print accuracy

- Attend press checks to ensure color registration and layout meet expectations and standards

- Make existing digital art ready to print

- Ensure all graphic elements are consistent across related files and packaging

- Ensure that all established file management procedures are followed

- Ensure that all creative marketing/promotional/packaging art materials are developed and delivered in a timely and accurate manner per scheduled deadlines

- Preparing and releasing art files to global printers as needed

- Complete other duties as assigned


Education and Experience Profile

- Associates degree in Graphic Design or Color Electronic Publishing with focus on prepress or related field

- 2+ years' experience in prepress for consumer packaging

- Experience with flexo, offset, gravure and digital print processes in consumer packaging



Required Qualifications

Required Skills

- Proficient in prepress/creative design software including: Kodak Prinergy, Kodak Pandora, Kodak Insite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Acrobat

- Proficient file assembly skills

- Proficient trapping skills for packaging

- Familiarity in Color Management of EFI/Epson proofing systems

- Ability to produce error-free work

- Must be flexible and team oriented

- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment handling multiple tasks and tight deadlines

- Work effectively across the organization and foster teamwork

- Detail oriented, able to accurately produce and proofread work

- Ability to work well in a team setting

- Excellent organization skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks with predetermined deadlines

- Strong communication and writing skills