State of Washington Classified Job Specification
As a working supervisor, supervises a photolithographic laboratory.
Positions in this class supervise Photolithographers and perform journey-level photolithographic work.
Supervises Photolithographers and other employees in a photolithographic laboratory;
Operates camera, develops film and makes line and halftone negatives;
Makes color separations for four-color process printing;
Prepares zinc plates for 25x38 or larger press;
Performs opaquing, stripping, marking, and other detailed processes; performs extensive retouching of illustrations to eliminate flaws and to bring work into accord with original;
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: operation, adjustment, and maintenance of photographic equipment such as: process cameras, color enlargers and analyzers, densitometers, automatic film and paper processors, and professional cameras; methods and techniques to produce color photographic prints, duplicate transparencies, and quality line and half tone negatives.
Ability to: analyze and produce the desired or best possible product utilizing a variety of methods, techniques, and materials necessary to accomplish the product; supervise staff.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Four years of experience in the printing trade including two years of photolithographic work; or equivalent experience to qualify for journey standing.
Class Specification History
New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Title: 10-12-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
General revision. Revises class code (formerly 3625), typical work, minimum qualifications; adds knowledge and abilities; effective July 1, 2007.