Army PlatemakerEnlisted


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Prepares and processes lithographic plates for use in offset printing of maps, charts, pictures, documents and other reproductions.

Provides advice and makes, recommendations to the commander aid staff on all matters pertain to enlisted personnel and their families; accompanies the commander on inspections and visits and at ceremonies; assists in inspection of command activities facilities aid personnel as prescribed by the commander; holds First Sergeants' or Sergeants' Major call to announce information and instructions; insures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs, of the service, and command regulations or policies; provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted personnel of the command; inspects duties performed by subordinate NCOs; notes discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action; assists in reception of visitors to the command; sits as president or, member of command promotion board for NCOs, as authorized by regulations; performs other duties prescribed by, the commander.

Must know properties of various chemicals used in etches, sensitizing solutions, preserving solutions and deoxidizing agents; must know fundamentals of platemaking operations; must know cause and correction for common platemaking and graining difficulties; must know size, composition, and purpose of all kinds of plates; must know methods of producing combination line and halftone negatives and making appropriate registration marks; must have thorough knowledge of all types of opaquing; must be able to alter detail on plates by etching, ruling lines, painting in solid lines, transferring tracings or other hand drawn additions.

Must be able to perform the duties of personnel classified in appropriate advanced MOS in Map Reproduction and Printing (813) subcareer management field; supervises photolithography activities; supervises placing of mobile reproduction vans and preparing them for operation; coordinates work of specialists in furnishing utilities to mobile unit; schedules and coordinates reproduction activities; establishes work priorities and schedules for completion of orders according to order and priority; organizes and coordinates work flow of raw materials and finished production; organizes and supervises unit operations; assures, by inspection and approval, adequate quality and rate of photographic and film processing, platemaking and offset printing activities; assures proper quality of negatives and photographic copy necessary for producing acceptable lithographic impressions; insures that proper process camera operations, darkroom processes, and technicalities in platemaking operation, including improvised and field expedient techniques, are followed; assures that unit work is accomplished according to order and priority; makes oral and written administrative and operational reports on personnel and material involved in reproduction activities; serves as staff NCO in topographic battalion or comparable activities; must be able to perform the duties of Photolithography Chief (83Z40); serves as First Sergeant of a company; interprets and supervises execution of company policy and SOP; assists in planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities that support the company mission; advises company commander on all matters concerning enlisted personnel, to include assignments, reassignments, transfers, promotions, granting of passes and leave, punishments, welfare, privileges, and awards; directs and coordinates company administration; forms unit for drill, ceremonies, and other military formations; receives report of personnel present and absent, and reports number of unauthorized absences; holds NCO call to disseminate instructions and information to subordinate enlisted supervisors; coordinates operations of company food service and supply activities; assists company commander in accomplishing unit training; assists in inspection of organizational activities as prescribed by commander, observes discrepancies, and initiates appropriate corrective action.

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