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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

Wide Format Technician

Wide Format Technician


Madison Heights, MI textile decorator seeks seasoned Wide Format Digital Technician to oversee and maintain the operation of all printing and peripheral equipment.

Job Description:

• Provide equipment maintenance, operator training and quality control for all Trevco industrial equipment including but not limited to our Mimaki and D-Gen wide-format inkjet printers, Kornit direct-to-garment printers, Adelco and Airjet dryers, as well as peripheral equipment.
• Provide trouble-shooting and repairs on equipment that may be experiencing electrical, mechanical, pneumatic or program issues.
• Establish proactive maintenance schedule to keep all equipment operating efficiently and at top capacity and quality.
• Train all operators on proper operation and maintenance of equipment to minimize down time, maximize productivity and produce top-quality products.
• Establish relationships with all suppliers. Negotiate pricing on equipment and supplies to maximize benefit to the Company.
• Closely work with the Production Manager as well as all other divisions of the Company to help streamline processes, improve efficiencies and provide our customers with prompt delivery and top-quality products.
• Maintain all supply levels (ink, paper, parts, etc.) so that all machines can run continuously without interruption.
• Establish, manage a 2-person tech team for Company’s two shifts.
• Limited travel may become necessary for occasional supplier visits, equipment training and/or industry trade shows.

Job Requirements:

• Minimum two-year technical degree or equivalent covering mechanical, digital, and electronic technology
• Minimum two years in field engineering positions servicing electro-mechanical devices
• Demonstrate employee management skills with strong commitment to customer satisfaction
• Demonstrate ability to independently manage all equipment in a high-output factory including effective management of assets i.e. parts, tools, company information, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical problems to the component level
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (telephone and email) with Company supplier engineers regarding hardware and software applications
• Working knowledge of RIPS, color theory, Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems and basic networking protocols
• Working knowledge of materials and chemicals used in the printing industry
• In-depth knowledge of personal computers, industrial inkjet printers, large format printers, direct-to-garment printers, heat presses, dryers and printing applications
• Knowledge of high and low voltage wiring, capability of identifying and qualifying single phase as well as three phase power requirements
• Ability to work within tight spaces, crawl on hard concrete floors and physically contort to access components.
• Familiarity with apparel decorating processes such as DTG (direct-to-garment), Screen Printing and Sublimation.

Competitive salary and benefits including full medical, profit sharing, 401K, paid holidays, etc.

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