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PRINTING ESTIMATOR: Everythig Worked out

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Charlie is a Printing Estimator for a printing press company called Ink Works. Charlie explains what he does on a daily basis, the multiple jobs he has had prior to his current one and what he wished he knew before his career started.

School: Saint Marys University
Degree: Latin American Studies - Economics
Job Title: Printing Estimator
Employer: Ink Works

Job Summary: Printing Press Operators

Job Description

Printing workers produce print material in three stages: prepress, press, and binding and finishing. They review specifications, identify and fix problems with printing equipment, and assemble pages. Printing press operators prepare, run, and maintain printing presses. Their duties vary according to the type of press they operate. Traditional printing methods, such as offset lithography, gravure, flexography, and letterpress, use a plate or roller that carries the final image that is to be printed and then copies the image to paper.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $55,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-10 to 0 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Physically demanding, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Technical skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Hand-eye coordination, Problem solving skills, Strength/stamina

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Associate degree
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m='13750'>to</span> <span m='14080'>customers.</span> </p><p><span m='14990'>I</span> <span m='15350'>graduated</span> <span m='15900'>from</span> <span m='16050'>college.</span> <span m='16610'>I</span> <span m='16660'>went</span> <span m='16860'>into</span> <span m='16910'>the</span> <span m='17010'>Peace</span> <span m='17310'>Corps</span> <span m='17690'>in</span> <span m='17790'>Bolivia</span> <span m='18320'>for</span> <span m='18450'>three</span> <span m='18730'>years.</span> <span m='20050'>I</span> <span m='20280'>washed</span> <span m='21310'>glassware</span> <span m='21990'>at</span> <span m='22330'>UCSF</span> <span m='23230'>for</span> <span m='23360'>10</span> <span m='23670'>years.</span> <span m='25020'>And</span> <span m='26520'>I</span> <span m='27460'>was</span> <span m='27600'>working</span> <span m='27900'>in</span> <span m='27980'>the</span> <span m='28080'>personnel</span> <span m='28550'>department</span> <span m='29030'>full</span> <span m='29270'>time.</span> <span m='32940'>I</span> <span m='33180'>wanted</span> <span m='33450'>to</span> <span m='33560'>work</span> <span m='33830'>part-time</span> <span m='34370'>to</span> <span m='34420'>go</span> <span m='34530'>to</span> <span m='34600'>school,</span> <span m='35120'>so</span> <span m='35410'>I</span> <span m='35550'>got</span> <span m='35790'>a</span> <span m='35880'>job</span> <span m='36750'>in</span> <span m='36890'>the</span> <span m='36970'>printing</span> <span m='37290'>department</span> <span m='38000'>at</span> <span m='38350'>UCSF.</span> <span m='40190'>And</span> <span m='40600'>then</span> <span m='40800'>that</span> <span m='41050'>got</span> <span m='41250'>me</span> <span m='41330'>into</span> <span m='41520'>printing.</span> <span m='42500'>I</span> <span m='42620'>left</span> <span m='42920'>that</span> <span m='43190'>job</span> <span m='43490'>in</span> <span m='43610'>1984</span> <span m='45180'>and</span> <span m='45520'>got</span> <span m='45720'>a</span> <span m='45770'>job</span> <span m='46030'>and</span> <span m='46130'>commercial</span> <span m='46620'>printing.</span> <span m='47910'>And</span> <span m='48330'>I've</span> <span m='48460'>been</span> <span m='48620'>doing</span> <span m='48790'>that</span> <span m='48960'>ever</span> <span m='49160'>since.</span> <span m='49550'>I</span> <span m='49640'>started</span> <span m='50050'>at</span> <span m='50310'>Inkworks</span> <span m='50840'>in</span> <span m='51330'>1996.</span> <span m='52580'>And</span> <span m='52690'>I've</span> <span m='52810'>been</span> <span m='52980'>here--</span> <span m='53360'>it'll</span> <span m='53540'>be</span> <span m='54010'>19</span> <span m='54410'>years</span> <span m='54750'>this</span> <span m='54850'>year.</span> </p><p><span m='56020'>What</span> <span m='56380'>do</span> <span m='56520'>I</span> <span m='56630'>wish</span> <span m='56970'>I</span> <span m='57040'>knew</span> <span m='57380'>when</span> <span m='57520'>I</span> <span 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