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Production Supervisor

Company: Fern Expo
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description POSITION TITLE: Graphic Production Manager - Second Shift LOCATION: Cincinnati, OH TRAVEL: Possible SALARIED POSITION JOB SUMMARY: This position will operate and manage all local commercial large format printing and finishing equipment during the local branch s second shift. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: equipment maintenance and operation, preflighting and prepress, managing quality control standards, packing and directing departing graphics with local warehouse team members. Additionally, this position will handle local workflow planning and management, and supervision of all local production operations and related local staff for the appropriate shift. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This will be a second shift position, after concluding a training period during first shift. Operate and maintain our portfolio of local wide-format printers and industrial cutters. An optimal candidate should be well-versed in printing of graphics, color matching, and running digital files through RIP software. Translate orders through our internal ticket system into job production, ensuring advance review of requests to voice any concerns to the design team or requester, and to ensure adequate time is scheduled and materials acquired for production. Maintain a keen eye towards quality and detail, monitoring all jobs to ensure the highest level of quality and accuracy. Troubleshoot and handle routine maintenance on all equipment. Process and manage invoices from suppliers and other vendors. Create and manage production schedules for this location. Work directly with local warehouse Operations on truck schedules and timely graphic departures. Coordinate production schedules with the local hub manager and other shift managers. Crosstrain and supervise same shift production assistants. Manage and balance staff workloads at a local level, including job assignments, and reporting on resource needs to a local hub manager or the Director of Creative Services. Proactively investigate new potential materials and other printing options and integrate them into new strategies and workflows. Experiment with new materials and techniques. Ensure employee safety training and work environment is safe. IDEAL CANDIDATES QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Prefer experience in large format digital printing and sign production. Proficient and experienced with wide-format digital printers, maintenance, and operation. Candidates should be comfortable operating commercial wide-format printers, including roll-to-roll and UV flatbed. Proficient in sign finishing and detailing, including lamination, routing, and cutting. Experience with a Kongsberg cutting table or CNC machine is a plus. Candidates must be comfortable multi-tasking in a high-pressure environment. Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift and move paper and substrates, as well as load and unload materials for the printing and finishing equipment. Must be comfortable working in a culture/environment that is high pressure, fast-paced, and often offers short execution times. Excellent communication and proven leadership skills. Technical skills with work-flow processes and advanced planning for incoming projects. Labor management skills and ability to implement operation and performance efficiencies. Skilled in the Adobe Creative Suite. Skilled in the Microsoft Office Suite. Skilled in modern RIP software; knowledge of Onyx is a plus. As one of the largest service contractors in North America, Fern is best known for its personalized approach to service. Our experienced team is dedicated to first understanding our client s objectives, specific to each event, and the broader goals of the client organization. This attitude toward understanding, and then serving, extends to how we engage and serve exhibitors, sponsors, and other event participants. As a result of our personalized approach to service, we deliver the event experience and results that are the most important to each client and participant.

Keywords: Fern Expo, Cincinnati , Production Supervisor, Professions , Cincinnati, Ohio

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