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"Plate Finisher"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up and operate equipment to trim and mount electrotype or stereotype plates.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Plate Finisher"

1) Selects cutting position and sets controls of saws, milling machines, and routers following specifications.

2) Operates plate curving machine to cut plates to fit printing press.

 

3) Operates press to print proof of plate, observing printing quality.

4) Taps plate with hammer and block to flatten until even.

5) Examines plates with magnifier or microscope to detect flaws, using engraver's tools.

 

6) Rubs surface with finishing material to reveal unevenness.

7) Mounts finished plates on wood or metal blocks, using hammer and nails or thermoplastic adhesive and heat press.

8) Operates cutting tools to shave and smooth plates to specified thickness.

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Job Description for "Plate Finisher" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Plate Finisher"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-5022.11


 

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