Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes workers who operate laser printers, computerized high speed colour copiers and other printing machines to print text, illustrations and designs on a wide variety of materials such as paper, plastic, glass, leather, and metal. They are employed in rapid printing services, commercial printing companies and in manufacturing and other establishments that have in-house printing facilities.
colour copier operator, electronic sign maker operator, laser printer operator, printing and finishing machine operator, printing machine operator, quick print machine operator, screen print operator, silk-screening machine operator, wallpaper printer.
- Review work order to determine job specifications, such as ink colour and quantity required
- Set up and make adjustments to printing machine, such as filling ink or paint reservoirs and loading stock
- Input codes and key in programming data on console keyboard of computerized machines
- Operate and monitor printing machines during print run and make adjustments as required
- Clean machines and replace worn parts.
Outlook & Prospects for Printing Machine Operators in Edmonton Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2014
- Jasper House, a 36-storey condominium, will begin pre-sales this fall. Construction on the 240-unit luxury tower will start in late 2015.
- Stantec, an engineering firm, has announced that it will be consolidating its staff from five buildings across downtown Edmonton. The company will move its staff into a new building near the new downtown arena.
- Hokanson Capital is spending $8M to renovate the former ATB Financial building in downtown Edmonton and re-branding the structure as 9Triple8 Jasper
- The City of Edmonton has added $16M to the road construction budget for 2014, to be spent on 51 different projects
- Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour fitness franchise, is opening in Drayton Valley later in 2014
- Brazeau County is hiring nine full-time staff in planning and development, community services and corporate services, in order to meet the level of service required by residents and council
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan is planning to hire additional police officers, administrators, and a community peace officer in its Protective Service Department in order to keep up with population growth
- PK Developments has received approval from the City of Fort Saskatchewan for construction of 240 apartments, spread across five separate buildings
- The City of St. Albert has approved a request under the Municipal Policing Agreement for five additional officers for the local detachment
- Brazeau County has awarded a $3M contract to BTO Contracting for road grading during 2014
- Canada Post is planning to eliminate door-to-door mail delivery for more than 8,500 addresses in Strathcona County starting in 2015 as part of a national reduction in mail service
- Pembina Pipeline has opened their first fully owned and operated full-service station near Cynthia, which will also offer oil filtering services to other energy companies
- The City of Edmonton is moving forward with a plan to develop 1,115 housing units, a new shopping centre and $11.6M worth of road work near the Stadium LRT Station
- The City of Leduc, Leduc County and the Edmonton International Airport are joining forces to develop an aerotropolis that will feature hotels, restaurants, conference centres, and manufacturing and distribution firms
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