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Art Department Manager in Heath, OH at WS Packaging

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Job Description

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Art Department Manager
1st Shift

Position Objective:
The Art Department Manager oversees the Art Department and provides a world class Pre-press operation to provide high quality plates for flexographic and sheet fed printed (spot or four-color process).
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Manage and accept responsibility on a daily basis for all assigned personnel as they perform production-related tasks including management responsibility of direct reports.
  • Ensure proper equipment maintenance as related to safety, productivity, quality and service by leading the development and implementation of appropriate P.M. procedures and documentation to verify conformance.
  • Conduct periodic internal audits to verify conformance to ISO 9001 policy, procedures and mandates. Take timely and appropriate corrective action to satisfy deviations found in audits.
  • Develop and implement training programs to upgrade the skills of department associates, particularly those in entry-level positions.
  • Work with Quality Assurance to ensure that quality products are produced on a consistent basis.
  • Determine staffing requirement weekly and re-deploy resources during the week as needed to address any shifting manning needs or changes in priorities and scheduling.
  • Using TQM principles, form teams and involve people to improve productivity, decrease lead times and attain customer quality requirements.
  • Include safety considerations in monthly department meetings to raise awareness of people to perform their tasks in a consistently safe manner. Make sure that all safety rules are followed, accompanied by good housekeeping complemented by supervision of Utility people.
  • Assist General Manager with annual expense budgets, which accurately reflect costs and potential cost reductions in the future.
  • Recommend and initiate cost reduction programs centered around capital improvements where ROI and pay back criteria are favorable.
  • Oversees purchase of supplies, work schedule, maintenance, equipment purchases, scheduling and staffing of equipment to meet customer requirements concerning quality and delivery.
  • Interface with customer service department and other departments regarding specific jobs and to solve problems.
  • Coordinates the planning and pre-flighting of jobs.
  • Oversees the job scheduling for the entire art department to ensure workload is balanced between groups and meets the overall goals and deadlines for the company.
Duties may be change or additional duties assigned.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; 4-year Printing & Graphic art degree preferred.  Five or more year’s Pre-press management experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experienced in GMP, Kaizan, TQM, and ISO 9001 policies and procedures preferred.
Preferred Skills:
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Team-oriented management style with demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills.
  • Good planning and problem solving skills with proven track record in achieving results through or with other team members.
  • Capable of communicating and working with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to read and understand financial accounting and manufacturing performance reports.
  • Demonstrated innovation, creativity, and decision making abilities.
  • Flexible in relations with other and in the management of continuous change.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/ or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WS Packaging Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
EOE Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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