Production Artist II - Master Builder Team

Carlsbad, 5830 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California, United States of America Req #592
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

SUMMARY  Overview of the position .

The Production Artist II Master Team is an intermediate level master team position; the candidate is expected to possess competent abilities in assembly skill sets. Responsibilities include assessing delivered information and implementation of direction received from Master Team Lead, Project Manager and/or mechanicals and form costing. All personnel are expected to sustain high quality file integrity with meticulous attention to detail.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this job. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Proficient assembly skills, high volume design to print creation, trapping, spot colors, varnish, foil, die cuts, deboss and/or embossing are a big part of our deadline-driven environment.
  • Fulltime comprehension of production practices essential as direction is structurally provided via SOP’s, design mechanicals, written instruction and department Leads.
  • Unconditional support and adherence of departmental procedures and requirements is mandatory.
  • The ideal candidate will possess print experience, Offset preferred, Digital acceptable. Familiarity with the 4/c process is beneficial, to include, but not limited to: spot colors, varnish, foil, die cuts.
  • Hands on, energetic and motivated self-starter with the ability to work additional hours as required.
  • Accomplished communication skills requested, demonstrate close attention to detail with organized practices.
  • Support and adhere to internal Creative Departmental procedures and requirements to include but not limited to, assisting in other areas during production heavy cycles.
  • Proficiency in the following software or systems: Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office.



This position will interact closely with the Master Team Lead, Senior Production Artist, Project Managers, Photo and Type Editors, colleagues and other related staff.






  •  High School Diploma or equivalent.  College Degree with an emphasis in Graphic Arts a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience in Prepress or related area, publishing or relevant duties.



REQUIREMENTS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Present understanding of Prepress and Print Industries standards, competent knowledge of established production tolerances. Familiarity with the 4/c process, to include, but not limited to: spot colors, varnish, foil, die cuts, deboss and/or embossing. Thorough understanding of file standards for print production (bleed, trapping, color separation, resolution, dot shapes, screen print angles, FM/Stochastic, plus exposure to a variety of paper and plastic substrates, etc.).
  • The qualified applicant must possess proficient computer skills; a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is required. Plus, intermediate proficiency in the following software: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, demonstrates close attention to detail with organized practices. Ability to articulate clearly with internal partners.
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple, high priority projects with dedicated attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, comprehend written instructions and follow pre-established guidelines.
  • Utilize technology and maximize efficiency: Maintain education and software capabilities.
  • Professional demeanor; team player orientation.
  • Ability to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising reasonable discretion and independent judgment.
  • Manage time effectively, prioritizing duties and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain flexible work hours. Work hours are mostly consistent, but production requirements require flexibility.
  • Knowledge of the following areas would be desirable: NHL, Football and Basketball, and/or historical knowledge of pop culture, including comics and film spanning a multitude of trends.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $27.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $29.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Carlsbad, 5830 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California, United States of America