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Press Shift Supervisor

Company: Quad
Location: Shumway
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

As a worldwide marketing solutions partner our goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven, integrated marketing platform, with a strong foundation in print, to help clients reduce complexity, increase efficiency and enhance marketing spend effectiveness. We've built a rich history by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and take charge of their own success. Whether you're an operator, sales representative, a graphic artist or a clinician, we're all driven to perform at our best - for ourselves and our clients. We're a company with a soul and a belief that we can always create a better way.

The Shift Supervisor primary responsibility is to lead a cross functional team in multiple departments on a day-to-day basis. We have openings at both Niccum and Industrial Quad locations. If you are interested in either opening, please apply to this position.

Associated activities will require constant on the floor supervision of manufacturing equipment, while effectively motivating employees in achieving positive morale and productivity expectations. The Shift Supervisor is responsible for ensuring they are achieving overall production goals, quality standards and safety for their crew.


  • Provide leadership on the floor in a professional and timely manner.
  • Be able to help troubleshoot printing press equipment when issues arise
  • Establish and enforce quality, safety and performance expectations for crew.
  • Lead and direct the work of a shift of press employees in accordance with policies and procedures. These responsibilities include safety, interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Provide objective performance coaching and feedback to all press operators.
  • Evaluate and adjust work procedures to meet production schedules using knowledge of the capacity of employees, machines and equipment.
  • Evaluate process and drive change in partnership with Plant Director and Department Manager.
  • Evaluate labor needs and adjust workforce based on production volume to achieve the optimal performance and profitability for the shift.
  • Participate in work related incident investigations.
  • Define business objectives and metrics for their shift in partnership with the Department Manager.
  • Develop and maintain training programs in conjunction with the Training Coordinator to ensure that all employees on their shift have the necessary skills to perform their duties safely and productively.
  • Interpret and review customer job specifications with press personnel.
  • Recognize the intricacy of printed materials in the production of good quality products.
  • Provide advice and counsel on all aspects of production.
  • Ensure machine maintenance is scheduled and completed timely and according to plans.

    Required Qualifications:

    Education: High School diploma or GED Required

    • 5 - 8 years of experience in manufacturing operations
    • 3 - 5 years supervisory experience

      Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
      • Knowledge of printing press operations
      • Experience with the following Press & In-Line Finishing equipment preferred but not required: Heidelberg Harris M1000, M " Mini Web and 2x4 6 unit Presses. Sheffler/WPM Rotary cutter and WPM Die Cutter, remoist, hot melt gluing and UV experience also a plus!
      • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office
      • Basic knowledge of Quad Graphics Smart tools, including Labman, Load Board and Employee Record Management System
      • Ability to lead personnel in a fast paced environment
      • Ability to work quickly and accurately and meet deadlines under pressure
      • Ability to identify and develop talent for future leaders
      • Ability to communicate clearly and develop professional relationship with other departments and external customers
      • Strong working knowledge of 6S & Lean principles with ability to apply to work environment
      • On call availability and flexibility to work any shift is required

        Preferred Qualifications:
        • Strong technical knowledge of press operations and equipment
        • Bi-lingual in Spanish

          Additional Company Information

          We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

          Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging - a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

          Drug Free Workplace

Keywords: Quad, Decatur , Press Shift Supervisor, Hospitality & Tourism , Shumway, Illinois

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