• Manager, Press

    Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/3/2019 1:04 PM)
    Requisition ID
    3769
    Category
    Manufacturing and Distribution - Press Operators
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    This position manages the Hartford Courant pressroom and platemaking operations to produce high-quality, on-time newspaper and commercial print products by directing and coordinating the work of supervisors. Coordinates efforts with other department managers and supervisors to ensure equipment is operating at the highest quality level and schedules are detailed and communicated to ensure performance targets are met.

    Responsibilities

    • Select, train and evaluate staff. Encourage professional growth and development of job skills to meet the short and long-term requirements of the pressroom and platemaking departments. Hold regularly scheduled meetings with crew supervisors to ensure good communication and adherence to all employee relation practices and policies.
    • Oversee press operations to ensure acceptable quality (such as color matching, registration and proper ink densities), meeting of delivery targets, adherence to safe and compliant workplace practices, waste reduction and cleanliness procedures. Ensure operational logs and reports are filed timely for all reports on daily and nightly production, problems or unusual conditions.
    • Assist production management in planning developing, implementing and evaluating press room policies and procedures, improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of publications by implementing changes in working conditions or processes and/or use of equipment to increase efficiency of the department.
    • Oversee mechanical operation, reporting mechanical problems or potential improvements, working with crew supervisors to assure completion of work orders, troubleshoot when necessary to identify mechanical problems, working with maintenance support staff to schedule time for press maintenance. Maintain related logs and reports.
    • Develop and manage budget, report on variances to budget, prepare on-going projections and variance reports, develop requests for new programs and capital projects, oversee departmental supply inventory to ensure adequate supply of operating materials.
    • Perform a variety of additional managerial, administrative and press room duties to assure attainment of Courant and departmental goals.
    • Third shift schedule; requires irregular hours, weekends and holidays.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to multitask and perform in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.
    • Minimum high school equivalency, business management courses helpful and preferred.
    • 7+ years’ press operation experience or equivalent.
    • 5+ years’ supervisory experience.
    • Excellent managerial skills with emphasis on positive employee relations.
    • Demonstrated ability to train staff, development skills.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills.
    • Demonstrated interviewing/ employee selection skills.

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