The average hourly pay for a Printing Machine Operator in South Africa is R60.09.
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Job Description for Printing Machine Operator
A printing machine operator carries out printing operations via the use of various equipment, which usually involves printing on paper but can involve other mediums. Binding finished results may also be a part of the job. Prior to a job being carried out, the machine operator should follow client requests, align tools properly, and match colors as necessary. Sometimes the operator will work directly with clients, so strong customer service skills are important. There are often productivity goa…Read more
Printing Machine Operator Tasks
- Maintain press supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level.
- Maintain production and quality by inspecting random production samples.
- Minimize downtime by troubleshooting stoppages and breakdown.
- Change over jobs by removing ink and paper, cleaning parts and components.
- Complete press operations by preventive maintenance requirements.
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Popular Skills for Printing Machine Operator
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Machine Operation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Prepress are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Graphic Design and Equipment Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Printing Machine Operator
An entry-level Printing Machine Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R32.49 based on 6 salaries. An early career Printing Machine Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R40.47 based on 79 salaries. A mid-career Printing Machine Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R54.98 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Printing Machine Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R78.34 based on 86 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R121.
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