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Packaging and Assembly Manager

Company: The Seattle Times
Location: Seattle
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

The Seattle Times, a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization, is looking for an experienced Packaging and Assembly Manager to join our warehouse team. As part of the Operations department, you will play an instrumental part in the planning, scheduling, development, and administration of multiple teams, including the Postpress/Packaging, Prepress, Traffic Warehouse and Paper Warehouse teams. You will be tasked with ensuring all teams follow proper safety, company, and warehouse policies resolutely. As the Packaging and Assembly Manager, you can expect to assist other Operations managers who intersect with your line of production. Ideally, you are devoted to maximizing quality, customer service, and productivity for the sake of our readers. You should be comfortable supervising many unit employees at once, assessing training needs and making recommendations to the Production Director to increase efficiency.ScheduleHours may vary depending on business need. Generally works Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Responsibilities* Assist in long term planning, preparation of department budget, yearly department projects and goals.* Assist in evaluating capital equipment purchases and make recommendations.* Actively support The Seattle Times' commitment to create workforce diversity and ensure the environment in Postpress/Packaging, Prepress, Traffic/Warehouse & Paper Warehouse supports this commitment.* Direct the operation of the Postpress/Packaging, Prepress, Traffic/Warehouse & Paper Warehouse departments in coordination with or in the absence of the Production Director.* Primary responsibility for the planning and organizing of machine schedules and work schedules for designated shifts including authorizing overtime. * Assist with the daily production operation.* Review workflow and potential problems with the Production Director.* Maintain good technical knowledge of the Packaging equipment as well as the Packaging software (BURT currently). Work with support departments to oversee the repair of equipment as needed.* Develop and implement Packaging Employee performance measurement and management tools. * Perform management disciplinary functions as required.* Develop and maintain good communications with managers and staff in all operations and related departments to maximize the overall quality, customer service, productivity and profitability of the company.* Maintain appropriate work-related reports and records.* Review maintenance and make-ready procedures as appropriate.* Actively support and promote the Seattle Times' Mission Statement in all areas of the department.* Develop and recommend ideas and projects to improve production flow, quality, productivity, integration, efficiency and cost savings. * Participate in pre-negotiations planning and make recommendations for contract improvements.* Participate in interviewing prospective employees and make hiring recommendations.* Any additional duties assigned by the Production Director - Operations.* Manage safe environment, being aware of established safety practices.Qualifications* Experience: Preferred five years' experience in newspaper operations with at least two years management experience, preferably newspaper experience.* Education: Minimum of a high school diploma. A two or four year college degree preferred* Knowledge of Postpress equipment and inserters and all other newspaper packaging equipment.* Good knowledge of newspaper packaging operations, prepress operation, newsprint paper, shipping and receiving * High degree of accuracy required. * Good verbal and written communication skills.* Must be able to maintain consistent communication daily with multiple managers and employees from warehouse and other departments.* Must be able to address tasks/problems as they arise.* Able to cope with advertising and circulation deadlines each day. * Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and regularly deal with personnel issues of large groups.This position requires a drug screen for controlled substances (including marijuana) after an offer is extended.Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media--- with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.Resume and attachments over 10 MB per file cannot be accepted.Powered by JazzHRHk3b85zxCD

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