Digital Print Technician

Dalhousie University

Position Details
Position Information

Position Title Digital Print Technician
Department/Unit Printing Services
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S531-22
Employee Group NSGEU Local 77
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) One (1) year
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $22.44 – $28.46 per hour ($37,926 – $48,099 per annum, 32.5 hours per week)
Classification T6
Provisional Statement
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary Printing Services is an administrative unit that provides cost effective, timely and high-quality print-related services in support of Dalhousie’s teaching, learning and research activities. Reporting to the Manager of Printing Services, the Digital Print Technician is a member of the production team responsible for producing a wide range of documents in response to client requests.
Key Responsibilities
  • Process files received in a variety of digital formats (via email, online web submission system, other digital media) as well as hard copy documents.
  • Review and troubleshoot digital files, liaise with clients for modifications as needed, and provide basic desktop publishing services using templates.
  • Utilize Fiery production workflow software to prepare files for printing, program jobs, and route to appropriate print device.
  • Monitor machine operation (e.g., fill paper trays, clear equipment jams, replace toner and fuser oil units). Unload print jobs from output trays and route documents to finishing or packaging area. Perform basic equipment maintenance.
  • Operate bindery and finishing equipment (e.g., folder, cutter, perforator, and drill), ensuring adherence to specifications to produce high quality, finished products.
  • Provide counter service or consult clients via phone or email to receive orders, and advise on pricing and job specifications; discharge orders; process payments; and other related duties.
Note This position requires considerable physical effort including frequent standing, walking, bending, and the ability to safely lift items weighing up to 55 pounds on a daily basis.
Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Post-secondary diploma in graphic arts and print production plus a minimum of three years’ experience in a print centre environment, including operation of high speed digital production devices and finishing equipment (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Demonstrated communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize jobs.
  • Experience with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), Adobe Acrobat and InDesign.
  • Experience with large format printing.
Job Competencies
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration Bargaining unit employees (NSGEU local 77) are given priority consideration and will be notified on the status of their application following assessment. All other applications will be considered when there is no qualified candidate from the bargaining unit.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies One (1)
Open Date 01/05/2023
Close Date 01/19/2023
Open Until Filled No
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