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.
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Outlook & Prospects for Printing Machine Operators in Lower Mainland - Southwest 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 Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- The Vancouver Airport is attempting to create a customs-free stopover zone for connecting international flights. If approved, the airport expansion could increase tourism and create hundreds of jobs for Vancouver.
- As part of 800 nationwide job cuts, Sears Canada will be laying off 79 employees from its service centre in Vancouver. Following the layoffs, the service centre will remain open in Vancouver with about 25 employees.
- BC Hydro plans to close Burrard Thermal, an old electricity plant in Port Moody. The plant has not been run at full capacity due to high pollution and low efficiency. BC Hydro reported that it will save $14M per year by shutting down the plant.
- Vancouver saw a year-over-year increase of 37% in residential home sales in October 2013
- Richmond City Council has approved a $150M outdoor shopping centre development by SmartCentres, to be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercentre. The development, which is scheduled for opening in 2016, is estimated to provide 1,000 retail jobs.
- City council approved a new community plan for Vancouver¿s West End, anticipating 10,000 new residents in the area over the next 30 years, including limited future residential development to rental housing, and a 20% social housing requirement.
- Delta council has approved a $50M, 950-home project in southeast Tsawwassen. The project must now pass a vote with the Metro Vancouver board.
- Whistler Blackcomb is opening on November 16, which is about 13 days earlier than usual
- The South Surrey Park and Ride¿s $4.5M expansion is now open. The lot now has a total of 840 stalls, which should increase ridership.
- The Vancouver Police Department will be laying off nine civilians and one officer due to rising salary and benefit costs
- Vancouver¿s Gener8 Media Corp. will be hiring 80 new technology and studio employees by January 2014, as a result of an agreement with a Chinese production firm. Gener8 specializes in 3D stereophonic conversion for film and television.
- Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford has signed its first international military contract with Mexico¿s Air Force. The company, which employs 600 people locally, will be providing support and training for two Mexican Air Force C-130K Hercules aircrafts.
- German software firm SAP is seeking six people with autism to work as software testers in Vancouver by early 2014. SAP is being assisted by Denmark firm Specialisterne, whose focus is finding jobs for autistic people and training employees and managers on how to interact with autistic colleagues.
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