Preproduction Operator

Operations Fort Mill, South Carolina


Responsible for providing non-exempt, entry level Preproduction activity support.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive, load, and process photographic events received from field photographic operations teams.
  • Enhance images thru digital retouching, digital editing, and color correcting activities using various internal and external software applications.
  • Enter and correct data when required.
  • Use sound judgement, standard work, and problem-solving abilities to meet individual and team safety, quality, delivery, customer service, and productivity goals.
  • Utilize event and order specifications, along with submitted images and data to meet Host and Portrait Customer quality and delivery expectations.  
  • Assist in yearbook prepress cover and page submission proofing and releasing activities.
  • This position also provides the opportunity to work in other areas such as the production floor, when available.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities   

  • Performs other projects or miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED


  • Alpha numeric & 10-key keyboard experience.
  • Experience with computers

Other (knowledge, skills, and abilities)

  • Basic computer skills to include keyboarding
  • Must possess English language skills (speak, read, write)
  • Effective communication skills
  • Basic problem-solving skills and willingness to share continuous improvement ideas
  • Demonstrated ability to see color.  May need to pass standardized color test.
  • Ability to use image enhancement software
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds following ergonomic standards
  • Ability to work at the appropriate pace within the production team
  • Ability to adapt to various situations, tasks and people
  • Ability to adapt to continuous change thru a willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques and/or knowledge of the production environment.

 Physical Requirements (if applicable)

The physical requirements described here must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary duties and responsibilities. 

When performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist, balance, reach, use hands and fingers to perform repetitive tasks and assemble/disassemble equipment.   The employee must be able to frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds.