Digital printing machine operators

Digital printing machine operators

NOC
9471

- Plateless printing equipment operators

Operate laser printers, high speed colour copiers and other printing machines to print text, illustrations and designs on a wide variety of materials such as paper, plastic, glass, leather, and metal.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

6
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$28,237
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

77
 

% Working Full Time

82%
 

% Working Full Year

73%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes workers who operate laser printers, computerized high speed colour copiers and other printing machines to print text, illustrations and designs on a wide variety of materials such as paper, plastic, glass, leather, and metal. They are employed in rapid printing services, newspaper and magazine publishing companies, commercial printing companies and in manufacturing and other establishments that have in-house printing facilities.

Main Duties

Printing machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Review work order to determine job specifications, such as ink colour and quantity required
  • Set up and make adjustments to printing machine, such as filling ink or paint reservoirs and loading stock
  • Input codes and key in programming data on console keyboard of computerized machines
  • Operate and monitor printing machines during print run and make adjustments as required
  • Clean machines and replace worn parts.

Also Known As

  • colour copier operator
  • electronic sign maker operator
  • embossing-imprinting machine operator
  • laser printer operator
  • printing machine operator - printing
  • quick print machine operator
  • silk-screen printing machine operator
  • wallpaper printer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Completion of college or other specialized courses in printing may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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50.0%
Female
50.0%
Male
Employment by age

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13.3%
15-24
20.0%
25-34
13.3%
35-44
26.7%
45-54
26.7%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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11.8%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
35.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
11.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
29.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
11.8%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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40.0%
Manufacturing
20.0%
Retail trade
13.3%
Educational services
26.7%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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14.30%
Northeast
35.70%
Southeast
21.40%
Southwest
14.30%
Central
14.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$28,237

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$37,202

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$28,237

Newfoundland

$35,940

Prince Edward Island

$44,845

Nova Scotia

$29,064

Canada

$35,390
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

6
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

25
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

24