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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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Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the Edmonton region with few and infrequent job opportunities.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Edmonton region was 41 years and 12% of workers were 55 years old and older.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
- The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved the construction of two natural gas-fired electrical generating plants for the Genesee site located southwest of Stony Plain
- A Sobeys store in downtown Edmonton closed its doors on July 31, 2014
- Hilton has opened its first Home2 Suites in Canada, at the former Mayfield Inn site in Edmonton. The 127-suite hotel is aimed at guests who are planning extended stays.
- Burrow, a coffee shop and eatery, will be opening underground in Edmonton's Central LRT station on September 15, 2014. The shop is only 250 sq.-ft., but hopes to take advantage of the 17,000 people that pass by every day.
- 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
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