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Production Manager

Bristol Herald Courier-Production, 2120 Tech Lane, Bristol, Tennessee, United States of America Req #4356
Monday, October 5, 2020

Bristol Herald Courier is seeking a Production Manager for our Production Facility

JOB SUMMARY:

Position is accountable for the all production operations.
This includes Imaging, Pressroom, Packaging,
and Building Maintenance.

Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment, training, maintenance,
and control of an annual budget.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee and plan daily production
    operations. This includes direct
    involvement with Advertising, News, and Circulation to ensure all deadlines and
    page requirements are met.

  • Troubleshoot major and minor technical
    issues. These range from electronic
    pagination problems to press and packaging equipment. Tasks to be assessed and corrected on a
    timely basis at any time day or night.

  • Plan and maintain budget for all production departments. Responsible for the annual budgeting of the
    operation along with purchases of material, equipment, and employee payroll.

  • Train and motivate staff. Time spent with the employees finding what is
    needed for them to reach both their goals and the goals of the company.

  • Quality improvement and system planning. Plan and coordinate new ways of building a
    stronger operation and higher quality product.

  • Oversee building maintenance. Facilitate all major and minor projects
    involved with the normal and abnormal building issues. Repairs, safety, construction environment.

  • Prepare weekly employee scheduling utilize
    personnel in the most efficient manner to accomplish the work needed on a daily
    basis.

    MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    Other
    duties as determined by management.

REPORTS:

  • Pressroom
    Supervisor

  • Packaging/Mailroom
    Manager

  • Building
    Maintenance employees

  • Shipping
    and Receiving employees

DIRECT
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Production
    line experience is mandatory.

  • Ability
    to troubleshoot mechanical problems and find solutions

  • Ability
    to make on-the-spot adjustments to workflow and planning to ensure completion
    of the product on deadline.

  • Must
    possess full working knowledge of all departments and functions of a newspaper.

  • Strong
    interpersonal skills to communicate with superiors, subordinates and peers.

  • Ability
    to make changes in operation procedures, manning requirements and safety
    issues.

  • Improve
    productivity and efficiency of all production operations.

  • Knowledge
    to deal with updates in equipment or systems and implement major building
    modifications when necessary.

  • Assist
    in resolution to employee grievances.



EDUCATION
AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High
    school graduate plus a minimum of two years college or higher education. A minimum of seven years experience including
    both internal and external management experience and/or training. Prior working experience in managing
    prepress, press, and post press operations.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
  • Job Start Date Monday, November 9, 2020
  • Bristol Herald Courier-Production, 2120 Tech Lane, Bristol, Tennessee, United States of America