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Dow Jones General Press Foreman/Woman in CHICOPEE, Massachusetts

Job Description:

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.

Major Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Position Requirements:

  • 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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: PRINT & ENT SVCS - PRINT SERVICES

Job Category: Production Group

Union Status:

Non-Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified

Req ID: 33291

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