Job Openings >> MAC OPERATOR
Hatteras, located in Tinton Falls, NJ, is a technology-driven Print Solutions Provider for Fortune 500 companies throughout the world. Our ability to provide graphic communication solutions across a broad range of media outlets allows us to be a one stop for graphic communication.The superior quality and service that we provide is due to our employees and their total commitment to satisfying the needs of our customers. This, coupled with our state-of-the-art facilities, makes Hatteras an industry leader.

A career opportunity at Hatteras is an opportunity to become part of our ambition, diversity, and culture and to have a chance to learn from, work with, and grow professionally among people who are leaders in their fields. We are always looking for creative, bright, hard-working individuals to join the Hatteras team!

Hatteras has an immediate opening for a Mac Operator.


The Pre-press Mac Operator is responsible for assembling electronic files and checking for content accuracy to customers supplied files. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Create templates and Workflow to ensure that completed files are compatible with equipment.
  • Review electronic files that are received from clients and check them for thoroughness and completeness in advance of the plate making process.
  • Using electronic page layout software (desktop publishing software) manipulates the format of the print job to the dimensions of the paper.
  • Determine page layout, accounting for folds, trims, bleeds and gripper, and add crop marks and color bars as necessary.
  • Identify missing or problematic components and communicate them to the CSR, customer and production personnel.
  • Work directly with CSR, customer, and production personnel as necessary to work out any problems with the job.
  • Load customer supplied electronic files for output, onto the Pre-Press file server.
  • Create an electronic image of the pages to create manufacturing proofs used by the Press and Bind operators during the manufacturing process.
  • May prepare color proofs for customer review.
  • Perform quality checks on finished plates before releasing to manufacturing.
  • Perform troubleshooting on issues and provide training on the pre-press and the plate making process.


  • Good understanding of Offset Printing
  • Knowledge of all Adobe Programs
  • Knowledge of Kodak Prinergy trapping & Preps imposition software
  • Proofread electronic files for accuracy to customers supplied files
  • Must be able to work with various graphic design and layout software applications commonly used on Mac's and PC's.
  • A thorough understanding of digital file formats (pdf, tiff, eps) from different operating systems (Mac and PC) is required.
  • Experience with imposition software (Mac) and Adobe Creative Suite software (Mac) is preferred.
  • Advanced color management skills and the ability to work with different digital file formats are required.
  • Must have the ability to output digital files to various output devices; must have the ability to continue to learn and use new graphics software on an ongoing basis.
  • Must have an understanding of the offset printing process and how one color affects another.

EEO Statement
Hatteras is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hatteras does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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