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Printing Machine Operators  (NOC 9471)
Edmonton Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

Printing machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Wetaskiwin, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Calmar, Devon, Drayton Valley, Duffield, Gibbons, Millet, Morinville, Redwater, Stony Plain, Cardiff, Rosenthal Estates

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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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Table on the employment potential for Printing Machine Operators in Edmonton Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Edmonton Region Undetermined 2014-05-22

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 News

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