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Gannett Co., Inc.

Pre-Press Manager

Gannett Co., Inc. - Fond du Lac, WI



Job Description
Pre-Press Manager Gannett Publishing Services Fond du Lac, WI Action Printing expects the Prepress (EPP/Prep) Manager will act at all times to assure the highest level over personal performance possible, will work enthusiastically to meet or exceed all performance goals and will help the Action Printing achieve its goals of being the best provider of printing services in the industry. The EPP-Prep Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all electronic and prep department equipment according to the rules and procedures established. The position is responsible for the supervision of all staff assigned to EPP/ and Prep operations. Such supervision will include coaching, training and motivating for top performance as well as assuring conformance to the rules and procedures established by Action Printing and documented in the Employee Handbook. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Maintains staffing levels as well as schedules vacation and personal days based on work load. \r
•Maintains only needed staff. Manages down to the lowest practical staffing level in order to control costs and motivate continuous improvement. \r
•Establishes and maintains employee morale and pride in the company. \r
•Maintains and monitors department’s efficiency and waste measurements. \r
•Reviews daily shift summary reports of all employees on a daily basis. Makes necessary corrections as needed. \r
•Insures that department’s equipment is properly maintained. \r
•Audits payroll hours weekly. \r
•Ensures that proper personnel forms are completed accurately and on time. \r
•Hold regularly scheduled monthly meetings with employees. \r
•Encourages employee involvement and solicits employee suggestions. Disciplines employees consistently and fairly using the four step progressive discipline system. \r
•Responsible for the safety of each employee \r
•Provides a safe, clean and orderly work area. \r
•Ensures the necessary supply of all departmental consumables in maintained. \r
•Audits the accuracy of departmental expenses on a monthly basis. \r
•Ensures that a qualified substitute has been trained and is able to fill in your absence. \r
•Maintains excellent intra-departmental coordination and insures the team work at Action Printing. \r
•Devises methods of work to simplification, process improvement and cost reductions. Remains technically current in area of expertise and financially evaluates new systems and equipment. \r
•Completely orients new employees. \r
•Responsible for cross training all employees to performs a minimum of two different jobs. Performs other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Good documenting, process measuring and communication skills. Working knowledge of PC as well as spreadsheet and word processing software. Thorough knowledge of MIS system. Full understanding of the lithographic process.Excellence working knowledge of Fuji xmf software. \r
•Experience on the job to perform satisfactorily: 2 years EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Five years experience in an electronic pre-press department \r
•Excellent knowledge of Mac and PC computer platforms. \r
•Excellent knowledge of file server software and hardware. \r
•Complete understanding of pre-flighting, imposing, trapping, RIP’ing and outputting of electronically prepared input from customers. \r
•Working knowledge of film and platesetters. \r
•Working knowledge of digital color proofing systems. \r
•Working knowledge of scanning devices. \r
•Working knowledge of variable data software. \r
•Working knowledge of digital equipment. \r
•Full understanding of conventional prepress systems and technology. \r
•Full understanding of Quark Express, Pagemaker, Photoshop, and Illustrator software. \r
•Perform database backup as scheduled to assure minimal loss of data in the event of catastrophic crashes in the data storage systems. Troubleshoot, debug and maintain the network server as necessary to assure production uninterrupted by unscheduled downtime. \r
•Perform periodic diagnostics of hardware in the prep area assure optimum performance at all times. #GPSFT

Job Requirements
Good documenting, process measuring and communication skills. Working knowledge of PC as well as spreadsheet and word processing software. Thorough knowledge of MIS system. Full understanding of the lithographic process.Excellence working knowledge of Fuji xmf software. \r
•Experience on the job to perform satisfactorily: 2 years

9 days 15 hours ago

Gannett Co., Inc.

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Pre-Press Manager Gannett Co., Inc. - Fond du Lac, WI, United States

   

Location: Fond du Lac, WI

Company Profile:
Gannett is an international media and marketing solutions company and one of the largest, most geographically diverse local media companies in the U.S. Through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and print products, the company informs and engages more than 110 million people every month. The company’s portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. As a digital media leader, the company provides access to outstanding content on many different platforms and digital marketing services to businesses that help them use digital technology more effectively.