Occupation Profile – Printing Machinist – (ANZSCO 392311) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitlePRINTING MACHINIST
ANZSCO Code392311
Occupations in this Group392311 Printing Machinist
392312 Small Offset Printer
DescriptionProduces books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, posters, leaflets, packaging materials and stationery using printing presses.
Skill Level3
SpecialisationFlexographic Printing Machinist
Gravure Printing Machinist
Label Printing Machinist
Letterpress Printing Machinist
Lithographic Printing Machinist
Reel Fed Printer
Sheet Fed Printer
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
Tasks-setting, adjusting and monitoring substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other printing machine functions
-mixing ink and solvents to standard, and regulating paper and ink supply during print runs
-monitoring, evaluating and determining press operations manually and by computer to check print quality standards against proofs and detect malfunctions
-producing a variety of printed products using relief, lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses, and in-line finishing systems
-preparing plates, blankets and impression cylinders on small offset lithographic printing presses
-loading paper into feeding mechanisms
-monitoring machine operations and quality of printing
-undertaking maintenance, adjustment, repair and cleaning of machines
-producing and managing digital print images, and transferring and outputting images
-may set up and operate paper and bookbinding guillotines
Skills Assessment AuthorityTrades Recognition Australia
Related Occupations392312 Small Offset Printer
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)