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Printing Press Operators

Set up and operate large printing machines.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$22.54 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -9.9%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate cutting equipment.
  • Operate photographic developing or print production equipment.
  • Inspected printed materials or other images to verify quality.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
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