Bindery Supervisor II

Job Title: Bindery Supervisor

Department: Bindery

Supervisor Title: Plant Manager              

Job Purpose and Reporting Structure: Responsible for all work performed in the bindery. Manage production in the department; responsible for productivity, quality, timeliness, and cost control of work in the bindery. Assign work and give instructions to personnel. Plan, organize, influence and control issues related to efficient bindery processes and effective personnel. Work cooperatively with all production supervisors and customer service/sales personnel.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.

  • Review and plan scheduling with management and sales personnel to assure that the product is produced according to customer needs.
  • Attend daily production meeting each morning.
  • Manage all work as it proceeds through the bindery. Schedule the work flow through the department to assure promptness and control costs. Makes assignments, give instructions pertaining to a job and answer questions department personnel have about their work. Consult with the Plant Manager when necessary to answer work related questions.
  • Provide on-the-job training in specified circumstances.
  • Responsible for the control of loss and spoilage in the department. Emphasize the need for quality in the work performed and spot check the work done by the department personnel.
  • Order supplies for department as needed...
  • Determine the need for acquiring temporary help for hand work.
  • Schedule time for routine maintenance.
  • Work closely with human resource manager on HR issues, including but not limited to: hiring, promotion and termination issues.
  • Provide regular feedback to employees throughout the year, and complete annual written performance reviews with all bindery employees.
  • Schedule vacations in the department.
  • Responsible for scheduling of work to be done by outside bindery venders.
  • Keep abreast of new methods, processes and procedures in order to keep up-to-date. Recommend changes or improvement in equipment.
  • Is consulted in estimating jobs.
  • /enforce all company rules and policies consistently; especially regarding safety devices & procedures.
  • Perform duties in accordance with all federal, state, local and company rules.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience: Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in a print bindery. Exhibit the continuing desire for personnel growth, development of leadership and managerial abilities; good communication skills.

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively communicate with other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.

Reasoning Ability: Employee must have strong problem-solving, decision-making, and organizational skills. The supervisor must have the ability to prioritize effectively in scheduling work through the department.

Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to supervise and train employees. The employee must have a high tolerance for stress and pressure.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are a representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes and airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and vibration.

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