Print Systems Technician

Alfred, NY
Apr 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Professional

Department: Print & Mail Services

Location: Alfred, NY

Posted: Mar 31, '17

Type: Full-time

Job Description:

Alfred State seeks an experienced Print Systems Technician, one who has a strong background in all areas of printing manufacturing. Alfred State has a state-of-the-art printing facility offering offset and digital printing to internal and external customers. Additionally, the department is a major contributor to SUNY's initiative for shared services.

The successful candidate will be a master multi-tasker who enjoys a fast-paced work environment and possess a passion for excellence, specifically in producing the highest quality work throughout the printing process. The ideal candidate will be an individual who always strives towards the goal of producing award-winning products in the most cost-effective manner possible.

This position reports to the Director of Printing and Mailing Services.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in processing work orders, small-format offset press operations, bindery operations, and digital print processes. The candidate must be able to function in a high-volume work environment as a team member as well as individually, follow departmental review and approval processes, and meet deadlines while providing high-quality printed products.

As a Print Systems Technician, this individual will operate a wide range of printing manufacturing equipment and software used to produce a variety of printed materials. This person will be cross trained on all processes and will share their industry knowledge by training co-workers in order to meet the goal of having employees cross trained in every area.


Successfully operate all equipment used in the manufacturing of printed products by Alfred State's Print and Mail Services.
Perform routine maintenance on equipment, monitor condition of equipment, and contact vendor for service when needed.
Share expertise with co-workers to ensure every staff member is knowledgeable about all manufacturing processes and equipment within Print and Mail Services.



Five years' experience in the printing or graphic arts industry working in all areas of the manufacturing process, with strong emphasis on small format presses, digital presses, and bindery operations. High school diploma required. Must be able to read and follow job jacket instructions and perform mathematical computations accurately to complete jobs. Experienced multi-tasker with the ability to deliver under tight deadlines.

  • BS or BA in graphic communications, imaging science, printing technologies, or related field.
  • Experience working with web-based submission of jobs.
  • Experience working with imposition software for computer-to-plate output.
  • Knowledge of the major graphic design applications for both Mac and PC platforms.
  • Experience with graphic-related software such as:
  • Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, etc
  • Quark
  • PDF editing software
  • Variable data software such as XmPie
  • Postal mailing software

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

All candidates must upload a cover letter and resume.


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