Direct and perform all daily press operations in the manufacturing of Dow Jones’ and contract print publications in a cost-effective manner, with the highest quality standards available using existing technology. Meet customer expectations for reproduction quality by effectively managing all pressroom staff and supervisors.
Effective leadership over crew and press supervisors.
Direct and perform press operations to continuously improve upon the Production Quality Score, which integrates key performance measures such as reproduction quality, content freshness, productivity, and cost-effective materials consumption.
Develop and maintain open communication with employees while clearly emphasizing the goals and objectives of the department.
Actively administer local labor agreements and company policies in coordination with the operations & production managers.
Provide ongoing staff training and development to insure each employee learns all appropriate job functions, procedures and equipment operation within the press area of responsibility.
Insure performance standards are met and support staff development by providing, as necessary, skill and knowledge enhancement through workshops and active assignments.
Evaluate equipment and materials to improve Production Quality Score in a manner consistent with a plant and department wide continuous improvement process.
Support and contribute to the development of a diverse work environment.
Implement policies/practices that insure compliance with local, state, and federal laws and company policy regarding equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, regulatory agency safety and environmental requirements.
Keep accurate, useful and timely operational and maintenance records. Work with the operations & production manager to set equipment maintenance priorities.
Strong leadership, initiative, decision-making, staff development and interpersonal skills.
Five years foreman/management or equivalent experience in a production environment, preferably in cold web offset newspaper printing production environment.
Well developed verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills that have been proven on the job.
Proficient in the use of business PC applications (spreadsheet, word processor, etc.)
Extensive technical knowledge of and mechanical aptitude for offset printing techniques, including equipment and best-practice processes.
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Business Area: PRINT & ENT SVCS - PRINT SERVICES
Job Category: Production Group
Req ID: 33291