April 2024

NEW POSTING: Prepress Operator

Our Customers, our Team, and the industry have always believed in MITCHELL. Our 96-year legacy proves we not only adapt to the market but have always provided direction for it. Our secret is our Team, and how we leverage state-of-the-art technology while adhering to sound environmental practices.

MITCHELL’s brand values are anchored in 5 principles:
Deliver Quality, Customer Connection, Adaptability, Team Growth, and Sustainability. PRODUCING EXCELLENCE, TOGETHER.

The Opportunity

We currently have an opportunity for the right person to grow their career with Western Canada’s leading print- marketing company. This full-time Prepress Operator position is an excellent next step into an in-demand trade with a full-service, industry-leading prepress department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preflight, edit, and impose files for output on all devices
  • Output soft-proofs and hard-proofs as required
  • Respond to technical questions and issues raised by internal and external customers
  • Build and modify products and deadlines for customers using Adobe CC
  • Verify, create, and apply Variable Data Printing to customer products
  • Maintains documentation, files, workflows, and digital archives in a systematic and highly organized manner
  • Monitors output for quality; raises issues and deficiencies as required
  • Ability to create visually appealing mock-ups
  • Support a healthy and safe work environment by following all workplace regulations and policies
  • Help others with tasks as required and share knowledge to build greater strength among our Teams
  • Participate in the development of process and workflow improvements
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 5+ years of prepress experience in a printing environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Understanding of the printing process for Web and Sheetfed printing
  • Proficiency with Kodak Prinergy and InSite workflows
  • Prinergy Rules-Based Automation skills and knowledge a plus
  • Excellence utilizing Adobe CC (InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat) and Enfocus PitStop
  • Image manipulation and colour correction using Adobe Photoshop
  • Create press-ready files using various PDF Export options to accommodate manufacturing paths
  • Knowledge and understanding of paper and how it affects printed product
  • Knowledge of Colour Management in a printing environment
  • Strong conceptual thinking and ability to multitask as required
  • Collaborate with a team and also work autonomously
  • Good computer skills using both Mac and PC environments
  • Variable Data experience a plus
  • Experience with HTML and CSS a plus


This Union position provides extended health and dental benefits, as well as a pension plan. Pay is based on a 32- or 36-hour workweek, requiring an ability to work shifts. The pay rate is up to $34.59/hour. Please forward your resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Prepress Operator”.

Mitchell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply, but please note that only those short-listed will be contacted.

For a PDF of this Job Posting, please click here.