Lithographer

Branch: 
Corps of Engineers
CMF: 
21L
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Operates and performs operator maintenance on offset duplicators/presses, copy cameras, plate making, and various types of bindery and film processing equipment. Supervises and performs all printing and binding, camera operations, layout, and plate making activities.

Skill Level 1 Produces lithographic film products such as contact negative/positive film, contact paper prints, and line negatives/positives. Produces color proofs, deep etches, peel coat images, scribes, pre-sensitized plates, and color key images. Produces flats for press operations. Performs bindery operations and operates offset duplicators and presses to reproduce printed materials. Performs preventative maintenance on all photo-lithographic equipment.

Skill Level 2 Performs duties in the preceding skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Produces film products to include continuous tone and half tone negatives. Produces multi-color printed matter using a two color offset duplicator. Performs and supervises operator/preventative maintenance on all photo-lithographic equipment.

Skill Level 3 Directs and prepares transportable/mobile and modular print system sections for operations movement. Directs photo-lithographic section for operations. Directs preventive maintenance on photo-lithographic equipment.

Skill Level 4 Supervises preparation of transportable/mobile and modular print system organization for operations and movement. Prepares field operations layout for transportable/mobile organization. Supervises preventive maintenance schedules for photo-lithographic equipment.

Physical Demands Rating: 
heavy
Physical Profile Serial #: 
222122
Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
85 total from GS+WK+PC+MK+MC
Other Qualifications: 
  • Formal training mandatory (completion of MOS 21L course conducted under the auspices of the Defense Mapping Agency) or meet civilian acquired skills criteria listed in AR 601-210.
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • A SECRET security clearance required prior to promotion to SSG (E6).
  • Normal color vision
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