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 Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- The Stony Plain Outdoor Swimming Pool and the Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area have received funding for improvements from the Government of Canada
- Hermanos Holdings is constructing a $2.5M building in the Campbell Business Park in St. Albert. The building is expected to be complete in July 2014, but no tenants have been announced.
- The Government of Alberta is funding a $1.7M Primary Care Network for the Town of Drayton Valley. The facility is planning to open on April 1, 2014, after the new staff have been hired and the site location has been finalized.
- The Gateway Association and Planet Organic in Edmonton participated in a cash mob event, designed as a way for customers to support businesses that hire individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities
- Cabela's Canada is hiring approximately 150 new employees for its second store location in Edmonton, expected to open in the spring of 2014. Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions are available.
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan has rezoned a parcel of land to allow for the construction of 170 homes in the South Pointe neighbourhood
- GWL Realty is planning to start construction in 2014 on a mixed-use industrial and commercial development, tentatively named Henday Common, in southwest St. Albert
- Trinidad Drilling will be building six new drilling rigs in 2014, with some of the work at its Nisku facility south of Edmonton. The company also plans to upgrade 30 rigs as part of its $315M capital program for 2014.
- Parkland County will be hiring 3.16 full-time equivalents in 2014 as part of their road maintenance program
- The City of Spruce Grove is experiencing a surge in both residential and commercial construction, with the WestWind Centre Development expecting to see tenants in place by 2015
- Construction is set to begin in March 2014 on the $480M Rogers Place arena complex in downtown Edmonton, following an agreement between the city and the developer
- The Katz Group will be building a new tower for City of Edmonton employees as part of their $500M downtown development, which also includes a hotel, residential construction and a large underground parkade
- The City of Edmonton is seeing a surge in building permits, and the Edmonton Construction Association is gearing up for business growth and increased hiring of skilled labour
- Ledcor is beginning construction on the new $340M Royal Alberta Museum in downtown Edmonton, with completion scheduled for 2016
- The Government of Alberta is building three new schools in Edmonton and also expanding a high school to alleviate overcrowding
- The Paul First Nation and Focus Equities are joining together to build and operate a $1B natural gas-fired power plant, called the Great Spirit Power Project, located east of Edmonton
- The City of Edmonton has approved $500,000 for improvements to Commonwealth Stadium in preparation for upcoming world soccer matches in 2014-15
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton has received $646,830 from the Government of Canada for new prototyping equipment that will benefit manufacturing businesses
- A wide range of new retail stores, expected to open in the fall of 2014, have been announced for The Shops at Boudreau in St. Albert
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