Bristol PA
United States of America
Flexible Packaging
Date Posted

Production Supervisor

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Job Title: Press Supervisor

Department: Press or Finishing

Reports To: Department Manager

Job Summary:

This is a supervisory position responsible for the management of one of the company’s manufacturing shifts in either the Press or Finishing Departments.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities: (includes, but not limited to)

  • Oversee and direct all activities of the personnel assigned to their shift by walking the production floor consistently throughout the shift.
  • Ensure achievement of quality, production, productivity and safety goals for department
  • Maintain the accuracy and documentation of production reporting
  • Assist the Scheduling Department in defining and maintaining work flow through the department
  • Ensure adequate supply of materials for your shift’s operation
  • Oversee department manning requirements including vacation planning and coverage
  • Oversee employee training
  • Ability to use phone, PC (keyboard & mouse), and copier effectively
  • Ability to communicate with others through both verbal and written communications (paper and email)
  • Must comply with all general Company-wide standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and any job or department specific SOP’s.
    • SOP’s may cover the areas of (but are not limited to)
      • Employee Health and Safety
      • AIB and GMP (good manufacturing procedures) focused on eliminating contaminates in all packaging manufactured.
      • SGP (Sustainable Green Printer) environmental regulatory procedures and SOP’s.
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Supervisory Responsibilities: (if any)

  • Direct supervision of personnel on your shift
  • Conduct employee evaluations
  • Oversee disciplinary action, as required
  • Oversee vacation coverage planning
  • Direct staff personal development and training


  • Previous manufacturing supervision desired, or extensive knowledge of finishing operations.
    • Knowledge of flexographic/web handling and converting processes including printing, lamination (adhesive and extrusion) and slitting processes required
  • Excellent PC skills including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to define and solve problems dealing with many variables and limited standards.

Physical Demands: (lifting X lbs., working at heights or underground, standing for long periods, etc.)

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs (occasional)
  • Standing for extended periods (consistently)
  • Walking the production floor and to and from Presses, Ink Room and QC lab. (consistently)
  • Ability to use phone, PC (keyboard & mouse), and copier effectively (consistently)
  • Ability to communicate with others through both verbal and written communications (paper and email)

Working Conditions: (travel, working hours, any unusual environmental conditions, protective wear required, etc.)

  • Infrequent travel may be required for maintaining certifications, seminars, training sessions, vendor site visits, etc (occasional)
  • Exposure to chemicals (inks, solvents), moving mechanical parts, extended noise, etc. may require the use of personal protective equipment; ear-plugs, safety glasses, gloves, etc. (consistently)
  • Position may require interaction with customers for production checks, and suppliers/vendors. (occasional)