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Top 50 Press Supervisor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Press Supervisor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Press Supervisor resumes they appeared on. For example, 11.0% of Press Supervisor resumes contained Safety Procedures as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Press Supervisor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Press Supervisor:

1. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Complied with and enforced all departmental and company policies, procedures and instructions including safety procedures and requirements.
  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers.

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2. Direct Supervision

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Here's how Direct Supervision is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed pre-press operations with direct supervision of four pre-press technicians.

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3. Adobe Photoshop

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Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Used QuarkXPress, Adobe Distiller, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator for this process.

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4. Offset Press

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Here's how Offset Press is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Supervised department of 15 employees in meeting time-sensitive deadlines in preparation of materials for printing on high-speed commercial offset presses
  • Run offset presses on occasion as well as a variety of bindery equipment.
  • Led Offset press and Bindery team of 30 associates.

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5. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Provided technical expertise to Customer Service Department and order writers to ensure accurate instructions accompanied press ready art.
  • Meet with customer service department for daily morning meetings and once a week with department heads to discuss print scheduling.
  • Work closely with customer service and there clients to maintain customer relations.
  • Provided estimates, layout and customer service for our internal clients.
  • RESULT: Acknowledged for outstanding customer service and management skills.
  • Coordinated all activities with customer service and art department.

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6. Pre-Press Department

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Here's how Pre-Press Department is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Establish a Pre-Press Department from purchase of equipment to the installation, and daily operation.
  • Directed the daily operations of the Pre-Press department.
  • Managed pre-press department; Graphic designer and typesetter
  • Supervised Pre-press department of nine personnel.
  • Managed work flow for six person pre-press department as part of a large (200 person) advertising specialties printing company.
  • Assured that our pre-press department was up to date with the most recent technology and programs.
  • Implemented changes in all aspects of the pre-press department to increase sales and client satisfaction.
  • Oversee pre-press department to produce perfect digital files, proofs and plates on schedule.
  • Managed 3 shift pre-press department for this cold set web newspaper printer.
  • Supervised pre-press department and coordinated projects with the plant manager.
  • Maintained network and system back-up for Pre-press Department.
  • Have supervised Pre-Press department in operations and maintenance of Film Imagesetters and Digital Proofers.
  • Analyze new software and machinery for pre-press department Support Sales team by implementing electronic artwork workflow

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7. Mac

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Here's how Mac is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Reduced annual expenses associated with machinery downtime by approximately $125,000.00.
  • Trained eleven personnel on machine programming.
  • Installed software and hardware on both Mac and PC systems, set up smart hubs to servers.
  • Provide training for team members annually to develop their printing trade and machine operating skills.
  • Oversee production of eight employees on hydraulic and electric Press Brake machines.
  • Loaded work pieces, metal material, or chemical solutions into machines.
  • Remove finished pieces from pressing machine and package them for shipping.
  • Conducted root-cause analysis for machine downtime and quality issues.
  • Assisted machine operators with any questions or problems.
  • Mentored novice associates and Mac Operators.
  • Operated offset press and binary machine.
  • Assisted Machine Operators with finished pieces.
  • Oversee maintenance and repair of machines.
  • Work in Macintosh and PC formats.
  • Oversee maintenance and machine safety.
  • Maintain and operated press machine.
  • supplied material to three printing presses.inventory of supplies and maintenance on machines.
  • Create Imposition programs on our Mizzo machine for jobs to be plated.
  • trained new help,trouble shoot and repair of machines.
  • Punch Press side: In charge of all Punch Press machinery ( Flexos and Minsters ).

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8. Production Schedules

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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Coordinated daily production schedules efficiently, accurately and ahead of tight deadlines.
  • Supervised production schedules, production quality and on time delivery.
  • Recommend alternatives for production schedules as needed.
  • Supervised production schedules and production quality.
  • Planned, directed, coordinated and assigned manpower to meet aggressive production schedules.
  • Established and adjusted work procedures to meet production schedules.

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9. Daily Production

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Here's how Daily Production is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed daily production of display ads, classified pagination and film plates to press.
  • Manage daily production of multiple high quality projects under tight deadlines.
  • Completed daily production of 1-4 Color printing.

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10. Press Operators

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Here's how Press Operators is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Provided supervision for press operators, furnace operators and support personnel.
  • Supervised small press department that consisted of 5 presses operated by 4 press operators and myself.
  • Oversee training and workload of up to eight other press operators.
  • Supervised a staff of 10 press operators on 3rd shift.
  • Supervised 8 press operators on 3rd shift.
  • Managed group of 16 press operators, producing 500 label orders per shift, running single and multi-color presses.

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11. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Converted operations from an RGB imagining studio designed for transparency and photographic reproduction, to full digital image production facility.
  • Completed all production for the large format DesignJet on photo, canvas, and transparent signs and banners for all locations.
  • Managed project schedules to guarantee client and in-house creative and design needs were met on time and within budget.
  • Trained staff, worked with internal and external customers, negotiated vendor contracts and initiated quality assurance programs.
  • Print the San Francisco Examiner for the Bay Area and varied commercial projects including books and magazines.
  • Manage the production requirements of 19 presses, ranging from 50 ton to 600 ton.
  • Conduct training classes in blueprint read, measurement instruments, geometric dimension and tolerance.
  • Use of micrometers, dial calipers, inside micrometers, overhead crane and forklifts.
  • Supervised transition from solvent inks (TEC and MEK) to water based inks.
  • Set up FTP procedures to transfer multiple Data of artwork files from customer.
  • Provide daily resolutions to a wide range of issues.
  • Stacked and transported all overstock to storage areas.
  • Check samples of materials using transparencies and calipers.
  • Verified dimensions, alignments, clearances.
  • Arrange service calls and maintenance.
  • Supervised crew of five press brake operators during night shift * Performed set-up, quality assurance and maintenance on press brakes
  • Coordinate the transition of new software and operating system for our prepress department.
  • Assisted in transition of newspaper publishers to all digital production workflows.
  • Maintained printing equipment and ran the pre-printing department.
  • Supervised pre-press technician to improve print quality Develop quality assurance programs Buyer for all pre-press equipment and material.

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12. New Equipment

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Here's how New Equipment is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Perform maintenance, repair and installation of new equipment on two full color web presses and printing plate processors.
  • Contacted vendors for supplies, prepared analysis for purchase of new equipment Prepared reports for justification of new items.
  • recommended, purchased, installed and implemented new equipment and software.

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13. Press Checks

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Here's how Press Checks is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Coordinated & conducted press checks on high-quality projects with clients' final approvals.
  • Worked closely with customers during press checks to ensure total customer satisfaction.
  • Performed frequent press checks for various clients and/or marketing agencies.
  • Do press checks for color and type.

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14. Setup

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Here's how Setup is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed 3-4 presses through the setup process and coordinated all activities to ensure continuous error free production.
  • Reduced make-ready waste by 40% (setups from 4500 to 1200 pieces of paper waste).
  • Check EPS files for correct color setup and art compatibility to Indigo RIP.
  • Supervised setup, operation and troubleshooting of presses to produce high quality printing.
  • Reduced setup time by 50%.
  • Implemented setup for Armor vehicle fabrication.
  • Provide production for pressman Setup mechanical layout from customer camera-ready artwork.
  • Press parts, hand tool, track burner,Programming and setup of stamper.

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15. Press Room

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Here's how Press Room is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Supply plates to press room.
  • Managed and trained press room - 100+ employees Responsible for ISO9001 compliance.

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16. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed multiple projects in a manner that insured proper quality standards, maximum organizational teamwork & client satisfaction.
  • Maintain the quality standards of the customer during the rest of the production run.
  • Ensured crews met production and waste reduction goals while maintaining quality standards.
  • Selected vendors, negotiate terms, and implemented vendor quality standards.

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17. PDF

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Here's how PDF is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Verify and correct PDF arts for the Sales Department.
  • Mastered all design applications needed to create a PDF workflow.
  • Initiated the PDF workflow which eliminates misprints and reprints.
  • Established pdf workflow, which decreased job turnaround time.
  • Work with Enfocus Pitstop to preflight, edit and maintain the accuracy of client supplied PDF files.
  • Work extensively with Enfocus Pitstop to preflight, troubleshoot and edit client supplied PDF files.

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18. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Demonstrated expert troubleshooting, solving print related problems, including pressure, settings, irregular ink distribution.
  • Collaborate with tool room manager to ensure readiness for upcoming needs and troubleshoot tooling issues.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Prep department, troubleshooting and keeping the presses stocked with plates.
  • Processed work orders and prioritized jobs Employed root cause analysis to troubleshoot equipment and process issues.

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19. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Ensured a consistently clean and safe work environment, as well as adherence to OSHA and EPA rules and regulations.
  • Attended OSHA regulated courses to properly train employees for (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Implemented regular safety training in accordance with OSHA & Co. regulations.
  • Confirmed all employees followed all OSHA safety regulations.
  • Led teams, ensuring all crewmembers followed OSHA safety regulations.

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20. Business Cards

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Here's how Business Cards is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Design brochures, newsletters, business cards, etc to suit client s needs.
  • Printed business cards, letterheads, envelopes, and brochures.

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21. Flexo

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Here's how Flexo is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Work consisted of all types of offset and flexographic printing.
  • Lead operator on a 7 color flexographic printing press.
  • Oversee production directly on 7 flexo presses.
  • Specialized in wide web Flexographic printing.
  • Operated Bobst Master flex 203A 6 color flexo and UV printing press.
  • Manage 2+ employees in a Flexographic, Pre-press Art Department.

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22. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Continued education with various seminar training in supervisor skills, various aspects of interpersonal relations, and time management.
  • Advanced rapidly from Secretary to Pre-Press Supervisor; assumed increasingly progressive responsibilities.
  • Followed direction of Press supervisor.
  • Performed all 2nd shift supervisory duties for up to 25 employees including hiring, scheduling, performance reviews and discipline.
  • Established a team concept between tool makers and press operators by setting the standard with Tool Room Supervisor.
  • Take control of the crew and work for the night if the supervisor is out that day.
  • Led, coached, and trained supervisors using Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Assisted on an as need basis in all three departments that were reporting to Supervisor
  • Insured all company policies and procedures were maintained and consistent with ISO 9001-2000.
  • Second shift press supervisor and press mechanic for a medium sized commercial printer.
  • Promoted to Press Supervisor after one year in the position of Press Operator
  • Served as operations expert to staff, supervisors, and coordinators.
  • Served as supervisor for off-shift maintenance and tool and die departments.
  • Preform fabrication tasks to ISO 9000 quality standards.
  • Complied with ISO 9000 Regulations.
  • Assist Pressroom Supervisor with performance development and wage reviews on team members and ensure all company policies and guidelines are followed.
  • Position: Pre-Press Supervisor: Full time employment as Second and/or Third Shift Supervisor.
  • Dressed presses, promoted to supervisor, did payroll and job scheduling
  • Started as Pre-press Technician and promoted to Supervisor based on performance.
  • Job Description: Pressroom Supervisor for the Colson and Jarvis caster products.

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23. Scitex

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Here's how Scitex is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Trained operators and pressman to operate Scitex/Kodak Ink Jet Imagers.
  • Supervised staff of 9 associates Scitex pre-press operation.

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24. Production Goals

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Here's how Production Goals is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Trained, directed and led crews to ensure quality and production goals were met.
  • Established production goals in accordance to budget and client demands.
  • Make decisions that support production goals especially in times of press conflict such as a downtime situation.
  • Press Supervisor supervises all operations on two presses.Fills in for nightshift manager on vacations and absences.Meets production goals.

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25. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Coordinated efforts with vendors regarding inventory control, and testing of new materials, equipment and methods.
  • Handled cycle counts and inventory control.
  • Inventory Control 1982 - 1984 Houston, TX.

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26. Press Crew

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Here's how Press Crew is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed and directed press crews to ensure standard operating procedures, and quality standards were achieved for each production.
  • Direct or monitor work of press crew.
  • Operated aluminum extrusion presses, and forklifts Supervised press crew and performed quality checks
  • Perform maintenance and repair of machinery as well as training of new employees Managed press crews.
  • Supervised a press crew of ten* Responsible for printing multiple publications per shift
  • Supervised Press & Prepress crews.
  • Lead / 1st Press Operator Supervise a press crew operating Goss Community / Urbanite Presses.

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27. Kodak

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Here's how Kodak is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed the Itek dark Room, Camera, and Kodak Negatives.

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28. Performance Reviews

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Here's how Performance Reviews is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Conducted quarterly and annual personnel performance reviews.
  • Scheduled shifts, train new employees, conducted department meetings, and executed performance reviews.
  • Manage staff, discipline, performance reviews, work schedule.
  • Carry out staff yearly performance reviews and pay increases.

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29. Pre-Press Equipment

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30. SOP

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Here's how SOP is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Improved efficiency between Press and CSR departments by creating SOP's.

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31. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Managed daily operations of resistance and robotic welders, transfer and progressive presses, E-coat line, and assembly equipment.
  • Communicated and collaborated with the press superintendent, assistant supervisors, and lead operators in daily operations of the press.

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32. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Recommended and executed quality improvements for production and product quality.
  • Monitor product quality for cosmetic defects.
  • Recommended or implemented measures to motivate employees and to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality, or efficiency.
  • Directed improvements in safety, product quality, service and cost efficiency.
  • Managed product quality to guarantee compliance with quality policies.
  • Reviewed production costs and product quality, modified the production schedule to enhance and maintain profitable operations.

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33. Production Requirements

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34. Color Correction

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Here's how Color Correction is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Handled photo retouching and preparation, color correction and trapping, typesetting, and preparation of plate and negatives.

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35. CTP

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Here's how CTP is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Produced plates using RIP and CTP Imagesetter and processor.
  • Worked in CTP Operations where I manually flightchecked Designers' pages and converted their files into press-usable .PDF files.

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36. Direct Reports

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37. Production Runs

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Here's how Production Runs is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Adjusted press during production runs to maintain specific registration and color densities.

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38. Company Policies

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39. Crew Members

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Here's how Crew Members is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Key Accomplishments: Provided technical and safety instructions and training for crew members, overseeing corporate safety compliance and professional development.

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41. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Operate press effectively and in accordance with operating procedures and customer specifications when needed.
  • Maintain production levels and produce jobs according to customer specifications.
  • Make sure all jobs meet customer specifications.

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43. Corel Draw

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Here's how Corel Draw is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Computerized type setting and layout using Page Maker and Corel Draw.

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44. Customer Files

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Here's how Customer Files is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Design and create customer files including preflighting, typesetting and copy layout.

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45. Job Orders

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Here's how Job Orders is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Supervised 10-15 employees and verified job orders met all standards of excellence.
  • Examined job orders to determine quantity, stock specifications, colors and special printing instructions.
  • Managed the production lifecycle of printed job orders from the pre-press to delivery.

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46. QC

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Here's how QC is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Implemented weekly QC meetings with production personnel.

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48. Production Meetings

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Here's how Production Meetings is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Selected Contributions: Coordinated production schedules & facilitated daily production meetings with CSR's & department supervisors.

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49. Production Reports

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Here's how Production Reports is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Prepared and maintained production reports and personnel records.
  • Involved in budget planning, RFP request and production reports to senior management.

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50. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Press Supervisor jobs:
  • Provide technical support and training for customers and employees: hardware and software.
  • Provide technical support and equipment.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Press Supervisor

Safety Procedures

15.9%

Direct Supervision

8.3%

Adobe Photoshop

6.6%

Offset Press

6.4%

Customer Service

6.4%

Pre-Press Department

6.2%

Mac

5.9%

Production Schedules

4.8%

Daily Production

4.1%

Press Operators

4.1%

RAN

4.0%

New Equipment

4.0%

Press Checks

3.6%

Setup

3.6%

Press Room

3.6%

Quality Standards

3.3%

PDF

2.6%

Troubleshoot

2.2%

Osha

2.2%

Business Cards

2.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Press Supervisor

Rank Skill
1 Safety Procedures 11.0%
2 Direct Supervision 5.8%
3 Adobe Photoshop 4.6%
4 Offset Press 4.4%
5 Customer Service 4.4%
6 Pre-Press Department 4.3%
7 Mac 4.1%
8 Production Schedules 3.4%
9 Daily Production 2.9%
10 Press Operators 2.9%
11 RAN 2.8%
12 New Equipment 2.8%
13 Press Checks 2.5%
14 Setup 2.5%
15 Press Room 2.5%
16 Quality Standards 2.3%
17 PDF 1.8%
18 Troubleshoot 1.6%
19 Osha 1.6%
20 Business Cards 1.4%
21 Flexo 1.3%
22 ISO 1.3%
23 Scitex 1.3%
24 Production Goals 1.3%
25 Inventory Control 1.3%
26 Press Crew 1.3%
27 Kodak 1.2%
28 Performance Reviews 1.2%
29 Pre-Press Equipment 1.2%
30 SOP 1.1%
31 Daily Operations 1.1%
32 Product Quality 1.1%
33 Production Requirements 1.1%
34 Color Correction 1.1%
35 CTP 1.0%
36 Direct Reports 1.0%
37 Production Runs 1.0%
38 Company Policies 1.0%
39 Crew Members 1.0%
40 Print Production 1.0%
41 Customer Specifications 1.0%
42 Pitstop 0.8%
43 Corel Draw 0.8%
44 Customer Files 0.8%
45 Job Orders 0.8%
46 QC 0.7%
47 Print Quality 0.7%
48 Production Meetings 0.7%
49 Production Reports 0.7%
50 Technical Support 0.7%
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