Responsible for screen making including frame and fabric selection; screen stretching; stencil selection, application, exposure, and development; and screen storage. Also responsible for positioning image on screen according to job specifications, blocking out and taping screens, mixing emulsions, reclaiming screens, retensioning, maintaining adequate screen making supplies, and performing general maintenance on screen making equipment by performing the following duties personally.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
• Selects proper screen fabric and mesh count, cuts fabric to size.
• Selects and assembles frames, if necessary.
• Stretches screen fabric across frame, tensions fabric to required specification, attaches it to frame, and labels screen.
• Selects and adheres stencil to fabric in accordance with standard procedure.
• Positions film positives, exposes, and develops screen.
• Tapes and blocks out perimeter of screen.
• Checks for and repairs pinholes in screen.
• Maintains adequate screen making supplies.
• Performs general maintenance on screen making equipment.
• Repairs static frames as necessary.
• Processes designated screens with reclaiming solution to remove stencil emulsion or film. Monitors chemicals for correct concentration and mixture.
• Applies haze remover to remove ghosting as necessary.
• De-greases new or reclaimed screens.
• Removes damaged screen mesh from frame, cleans, and deburrs frame.
• Utilize rubber gloves, apron, face mask, protective glasses, and other safety equipment as required for personal safety when reclaiming.
• Trains others to make screens.
• Maintains cleanliness of work area and equipment.
• Performs required quality control checks on each screen before releasing to the pressroom.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE and SKILLS
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); minimum of three to five years technical/precision screen making experience and/or training. Experience in making screens utilizing stainless steel mesh. Strong skills in work planning, scheduling, and must have good judgment of color and print quality.
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, and employees.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
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