Pressroom Manager


The Pressroom Manager supervises pressroom operations and platemaking operations to meet established quality, productivity and efficiency objectives. 


1.       Assist the Operations Manager in the operation of the department in achieving both short and long term company goals.

2.       Supervises the pressroom personnel; coordinate staffing needs, keeping staff at levels to meet customer demands and within budgets.

3.       Develops department schedule to ensure effective and efficient workflow coverage; tracks and manages time for payroll, works with HR and Finance to resolve payroll matters.

4.       Works with VP of Operations and Operations Manager to develop annual expense budget, and contributes to the overall process of achieving departmental expense goals and objectives.

5.       Directs and assigns duties working with the Assistant Foreman.

6.       Has complete knowledge of the pressroom and platemaking equipment in the operation. Is able to talk knowledgeably with Plant Maintenance regarding most aspects of their assignments.

7.       Establishes work procedures and quality standards of the department.

8.       Is responsible for working with Prepress in the layout of press runs, prepares press configuration, lays out color placement print schedules

9.       Ensures all publications printed are printed on time and are of the highest quality.

10.   Has working knowledge of the Distribution and Maintenance department.

11.   Understands and promotes safety procedures including LOTO and Hazard Communication.



MTMA employees are held accountable to four core values. These values will set the baseline standards for individual job performance, as it relates to the essential functions and competencies of the position.

1.       Excellence in work – Demonstrates commitment to performing work at the highest standards.

2.       Embraces innovation- Embraces change and demonstrates dedication to continuous improvement to drive business results.

3.       Exceeds customer expectations – Demonstrates the highest possible customer service (both internal and external).

4.       Collaborates as a team member – Recognizes that all departments contribute to the goals of the organization.



·         Technical skills including:

o   Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

o   Proficiency with pressroom equipment and systems.

·         Takes initiative and is results driven

·         Team player and collaborator; able to lead a team to produce top quality work and drive results

·         Responsive and follows tasks through to completion

·         Strong organizational and time management skills

·         Strong technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills



High School diploma/GED required, with a strong mechanical background. Some management experience preferred. Experience in a union environment is desired.                                                                                                                                                                    


Sets performance expectations as part of the performance and goal setting process; provides clear, consistent feedback on employee performance, including conducing the mid-year and annual performance review; clearly defines roles and responsibilities of the team members, coaches and leads the team to meet goals and deadlines, and drives results.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The position requires standing, walking, sitting, repetitive keyboard / mouse use and viewing a computer monitor for periods of time.  The position may require assistance to the team with other initiatives which may require occasional lifting, twisting, bending and carrying of materials up to 50 pounds. The position is a night shift position.


Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change during the course of employment and as the business needs change. 

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