Graphics Supervisor Duties
This is supervisory and technical work in the graphics unit of a
large scale printing operation.
Work involves responsibility for supervising the work of skilled
technicians in the preparation of graphics materials for
printing, coordinating, and planning the layouts of jobs being
readied for the press, and assuring quality standards of jobs.
Duties also involve participating in all phases of the
production of graphics materials. Work is performed under
general supervision of administrative superiors and is reviewed
by observation of results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assigns and supervises the work of skilled workers in the
preparation of mechanicals, printing signatures, layouts, camera
work, negative preparation, proofing, and plate making.
Inspects work in progress for quality standards and approves all
finished plates before going to press area.
Maintains records such as inventory, production, and time
Assists in hiring, instructing, and training new employees.
Requisitions materials needed in the work area. Makes
recommendations for changes and equipment needs.
Supervises the maintenance and repair of equipment.
Performs work such as preparing mechanicals, strips negatives,
proofs materials, and makes plates.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school with considerable on the
job or vocational school training in graphics; experience in
supervising the work of others; or any combination of training
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of layout, proportion, and materials used in
the production of printed graphics materials.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of photography and
practical knowledge of the production of photographic materials.
Ability to plan, design, and lay out graphics art work.
Ability to assign and supervise the work of subordinates.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with faculty, staff, and the general public.
Skill in lettering, drawing, and preparing a wide variety of
materials for production.
Ability to use light tables, vacuum frames, plate processors,
cameras, and film processors.