Production Artist

Company Name: Phenix Label
Contact Name: Tara McKinney
City / State: Olathe, KS
Phone Number: 9137542934
Fax: 9132730163
Listing Title: Production Artist
Listing Description:

Phenix Label offers full-time positions with great benefits, friendly teams, and hours that fit your life. We value reliable people with positive attitudes and strong work ethic. If that’s you, we’ll give you opportunities for growth and promotion so you can build a successful career with us!

Conveniently located in Olathe, Kansas (at 119th and Blackbob), Phenix has led our industry since 1896. We have a history of excellence with award-winning teams who know what they’re doing and have fun doing it. Check us out at
Position Summary:
The Production Artist is responsible for converting and translating customer submitted artwork into a press compatible format. The Production Artist maintains an effective and efficient workflow from the time the artwork is scheduled through the proofing stage to the final plate ready file. The artist maintains direct and open communication with necessary teams regarding the status of all working jobs.
Essential Functions:
Manipulate or recreate customer artwork using Illustrator/Photoshop, so that printed materials can be produced according to production requirements.
Output production proofs, understanding separations depicting final layout for customer approval.
Send all files according to the requirements of the press it will run on; including press marks, color correction, trap, applying press tolerances and distortion.
Make independent judgment in graphic assembly of working art files; analyzing needs and product requirements to create a final press-ready file.
Setup files staying within strict Branding requirements.
Make recommendation to customer submitted artwork based on Flexographic/Digital printing within Company capabilities.
Maintain detailed technical knowledge of Company art and manufacturing capabilities in order to make the best recommendations for art designs and departmental procedures.
Maintain a working knowledge of all equipment and software used within the department.
Maintain an effective comprehension of calibration, profiling and workflow procedures.
Perform routine maintenance on all departmental equipment.
Proofread all work including customer proofs and final plate files.
Maintain accuracy on all orders so that orders flow efficiently and effectively; communicating all art changes to affected groups to ensure correct and timely alterations in tooling, inks, and materials.
Attend and actively participate in department meetings.
Any other tasks as assigned by manager.
Skills and Qualifications:
Associates Degree in Graphic Design/Printing Technology or equivalent combination of education and graphic art experience required.
High school diploma / GED / or equivalent required.
Strong work ethic, time management, organizational and troubleshooting skills, positive attitude, and detail-orientation required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong mathematical and analytical skills required.
English language proficiency required.
Proficiency in Macintosh and PC environments with strong working knowledge of graphic design programs and Excel required.
Adobe Products OS X / Windows required.
Ability to work independently with minimal guidance required.
Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people, maintaining flexibility, objectivity, professionalism and a capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously required.
Previous production art experience/exposure in flexographic & digital printing environment preferred.
Esko Labels & Packaging Software OS X / Windows preferred.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
This job is performed indoors in a temperature and humidity controlled environment. Job tasks are performed in close proximity to other people and, when entering the adjacent manufacturing plant, include exposure to strobe lights, sounds and noise levels that may be distracting. The employee is occasionally required to stand, stoop, walk and bend. The employee must frequently sit, talk, listen, and lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities include, but are not limited to, close vision and a strong ability to distinguish colors and shades. Requires use of hands to handle, control or feel objects and operate computer and other office-related equipment.

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Listing Title: Production Artist