EPP Operator Team Lead | Louisville, KY | Papa Johns

EPP Operator Team Lead



Prepare digital files in an efficient and timely manner for print. Serve as Team lead with EPP Operators.


  • Process files using Kodak Prinergy Pre-Press Workflow by completing standard file preparation and creating layout/imposition using Kodak Preps.
  • Serve as EPP Team Lead, during their shift - assisting other operators, and acting as point person in the Department for the Manager and other employees.
  • Notify others as needed when work is available to QC in the department.  Assist in QC as may be required during Manager absence or unavailability.
  • Assist Department Manager with workload scheduling.  Review jobs leftover from previous shift to check for priority of work needed, helping ensure we meet job delivery dates.
  • Shift change over communication.  Before ending shift, update department schedule with status of jobs.  Leave for Department Manager or other Lead Personnel, and communicate in person, any urgent jobs or concerns for night shift. 
  • Preflight customer files providing print information to customer service.
  • Output files for lasers, soft proof, content proofs, digital proofs and plates.
  • Troubleshoot file and print issues.
  • Ensure accuracy of the plates before sending to press by checking plates to proofs, templates, and other resources provided, following department SOP.
  • Assist Department Manager with troubleshooting equipment for system maintenance or repair.
  • Conducts miscellaneous administrative assignments as may be required.
  • Server Maintenance* - archive files off of server as needed to keep appropriate working space.
  • Template maintenance* - update EPP templates as needed and communicate through email updates to Department Manager and whole team.

*  Note: Server & Template maintenance are secondary jobs to do when workload is caught up and manageable for the department.


Strong knowledge of Mac and Windows is a must

Must be proficient with using programs such as Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress, MS Office, Corel Draw, Prinergy Prepress Workflow, Kodak Preps, Kodak Insite and EFI Metrix

Understanding of color theory and color correction methods used in the print process


Knowledge of sheet-fed and web printing processes

Graphic and Web Design experience is a plus

Prioritization skills

Deadline oriented

Detail oriented and self motivated

Willingness to work in other departments when required


High school diploma or GED required

Three (3) to five (5) years experience required


While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The team member frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The team member is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, repetitive use (or motion) of arms and hands, bend and stoop, and lift up to 10 pounds.


While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to work in a noisy environment, near moving mechanical parts, with dangerous equipment or sharp tools, and around fumes, odors, dust, or toxic chemicals.

It is the policy of Papa John’s to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status or civil partnership, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. §101 (a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, or gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by statute or law.