Print Production Specialist

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7117248 (Ref:414540)

Posted: December 3, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We invite you to apply for this job with the Creatives Services team within our Communications and Public Affairs Division.  In this role, you will perform a variety of electronic pre-press and wide-format digital printing related functions within the on-site creative services print shop.

You will be responsible for all electronic file intake/preparation and troubleshooting production issues. You will be required to follow instructions from supervisors, complete project tracking/documentations, maintain inventory, provide printing estimates, communicate effectively with team members, and provide a high service touch to customer base. 

You will be working from detailed specifications, producing unique and complex printed materials with multicolor application and other attributes that require precise alignment and quality control.

If selected, we expect you to demonstrate:

  • Customer service skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients on status, progress, and expectations on delivery.
  • Sound decision making such as exercising a high degree of judgement, solving problems independently, and seeking assistance when necessary.
  • Attention to detail with organization and planning skills to develop, prioritize, and implement production work schedules for processing requests along with database entries for assigned projects
  • Experience recommending and implementing continuous improvements to create efficiencies
  • Stewardship of the print shop’s material resources

Position Requirements

  • Knowledge of print shop operations including the relationship between graphic artwork, digital printing, and computer-generated printing products
  • Experience with print-ready file preparation and electronic prepress procedures for large format, digital printing, and a variety of specialty production
  • Knowledge of estimating print job costs and maintaining required materials and supplies
  • Experience with safety requirements to operate print shop equipment such as presses, binding, and finishing
  • Experience operating multiple pieces of equipment simultaneously such as digital press, large format press, and bindery equipment
  • Exceptional attention to detail with organization and planning skills to develop, prioritize, and implement production work schedules for processing requests along with database entries for assigned projects
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and Prisma Prepare software
  • Experience in troubleshooting and performing operator maintenance on printers and other related production equipment
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork

The nature of this work requires flexible hours and overtime as needed to meet the organization’s needs.

Job Family

Support Administrative (SA)

Job Profile

Print Services 4

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Job posting number:#7117248 (Ref:414540)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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