In the technological and media based society that we live in, one of the jobs that is interesting that the US Army needs is the position of US Army lithographer apprentice. This is the person who is responsible to produce many of the charts, maps, booklets, training manuals as well as flyers, newspapers, and other printed materials is called the US Army Lithographer. If you have an interest in media productions, printing, photo work, or if you have any experience with any realm of printing or photography production then you may be a good candidate for this field.
The military has an ongoing need for these types of publications and printed materials both in its training endeavors but also for support for the ongoing Army mission, both at home and abroad, on the battlefield and off. Army Lithographers are responsible for supervising camera operations and performing different photo production tasks, assembling layout and plate duties, and binding and printing operations that lead to the complete finished product. Training to begin a career as an Army lithographer begins with Basic Combat Training for 9 weeks, then you will progress after basic training to individual advanced training for 18 weeks to learn how to become a lithographer. Some of the duties that a lithographer has to perform on a regular basis include making positive and negative line images, making various types of lithographic film products, making contact paper prints, producing press operation flats, making peel coat and color key images, and using and making scribe and color proofs. Advanced trained lithographers are assigned to be responsible for entire finished printed works, and are responsible for training more junior personnel. Lithographers operate and maintain printing presses, binding machines, photographic equipment, and other machinery and equipment used in the production of printed material.
An Army Lithographer is a part of the important team that brings forth all these different types of publications both for military use and also for the general public. You will be able to practice your new talents and skills as classroom and hands on training will be allowed to help build and grow your talents and job skills.