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Production Artwork Technician
North Chicago, Illinois
Contract Position
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Applied on October 24, 2020
Job Id #43551 Posted October 1, 2020

Summary of  the Role:

  • Design, computer typeset, illustrate, assemble and produce label art using the latest electronic prepress technology for product labeling/packaging.  
  • Consult on design and printability issues.  Troubleshoot printing problems in a timely manner


  • Responsible to achieve final printed label availability for nutritional products with no delays due to printed material availability within departmental control.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures
  • Develops Artwork for Primary and Secondary labeling projects
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement within DESKTOP PUBLISHING processes and procedures and departmental specific formats and templatesParticipates in departmental Projects, develops assigned Project specific milestones and execution thereof
  • Applies specialized knowledge to coordinate day-to-day work.
  • Applies experience and judgment to make decisions or resolve issues within defined options or standard protocols
  • Anticipates problems and recognizes when to elevate. Exceptions are usually resolved with the concurrence of a manager.
  • Contributes to own team/closely related teams through quality and efficiency of own work.
  • Applies communication skills to provide service, coordinate information and collaborate with other functional areas.
  • Understanding of the labeling process (initiation, development, and approval coordination).
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly to meet challenging deadlines.
  • Ability to work well as a team player. Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to shifting priorities. Able to effectively communicate with working teams, other functional teams and external suppliers.
  • Must have capacity for attention to detail with the ability to recognize errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Able to resolve complex situations by applying demonstrated knowledge and skills generally acquired through job experience
  • Established working knowledge and application of a specialized technical skill
  • position will work with minimal supervision.


  • Graphic design or related Discipline or Diploma

Additional details:

  • Create/Update, issue and distribute product artwork of current versions of QuarkXpress, CS5 including (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign etc.).
  • Support routing and approval processes as required.
  • Attend product launch meetings as required.
  • Ensure artwork schedule adherence and provide communication regarding priorities.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • 1. Assess proposed artwork packages and take appropriate actions to create, update to currently indicated standards, proofing, pre-flight, and communicate with production sites to ensure electronic artwork for AMO labeling/packaging components meets AMO?s graphic standards and release requirements. And other activities as define by management.
  • 2. Participate in project team development meetings and with third party design artwork suppliers to support the initiation of appropriate artwork meeting requirements to minimize rework and delays.
  • 3. Responsible to manage computer generated labeling formats and to ensure production validation activities are addressed before authorizing release for production use.
  • 4. Monitor actions and escalate issues to department and project team management regarding artwork releases to meet project plan deadlines.
  • Requires a minimum of 2 years Production graphics experience in a quality or operational function, preferably in a medical device environment or similarly regulated environment.
  • Must have capacity for attention to detail with the ability to recognize errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as within a team. Good oral and written communication and strong organizational skills necessary.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly to meet challenging deadlines.
  • Must exhibit flexibility in meeting constantly changing demands.
  • Must have good customer focus with ability to influence internal and external groups.
  • Must have experience with graphics programs, word processing, and database/spreadsheet programs and bar-code applications as currently utilized at AMO on both the Macintosh and PC platforms.
  • Prior labeling development and proofreading experience is helpful.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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