Print Shop Supervisor Duties
This is supervisory and technical work in the production of
printed and graphic arts products in a large scale printing
Work involves responsibility for supervising and assisting
subordinates engaged in the production of printed and
graphic arts products. Supervision is exercised over a staff
of technical assistants and subordinates including offset
pressmen and trainees. Some independence is exercised in
determining procedures and scheduling operations. Work is
performed under general supervision of administrative
superiors who make periodic checks on work performed for
quality and adherence to established policies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, lays out, and supervises the work of skilled
subordinates engaged in the production of a wide variety of
printed and graphic arts products.
Supervises and participates as necessary in offset presswork
and related duplicating operations; trains apprentices in
the operation of printing equipment.
Inspects work in progress and finished materials to see that
quality and quantity standards are compiled with.
Resolves technical problems such as special ink mixtures.
Requisitions materials, inks, and equipment; schedules
necessary repair and service of machines; makes periodic
inventory of supplies.
Sees that records of cost, production, and time worked are
maintained and appropriate records submitted.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school
supplemented by specialized training in graphic arts and
considerable experience, including some supervisory
experience, in technical printing work; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the operation of offset presses and
related duplicating equipment and the techniques of
reproduction and assembly of printed items.
Thorough knowledge of the use and application of papers,
inks, fluids, and chemicals used in printing.
Considerable knowledge of layout for photographic and offset
Ability to train and direct the work of a staff of printing