PaperWorks Industries

  • Pre-press Supervisor

    Job Locations US-NY-Baldwinsville
    Job ID 2018-1482
    Manufacturing Management
  • Overview

    Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, PaperWorks Industries is a leading, integrated North American full-service provider of recycled paperboard and specialized folding cartons for packaging applications.

    Our purpose is clear. To deliver innovative, value-added packaging solutions to the world while making it a better place for all.

    At PaperWorks, we are committed to the highest sustainable forestry and procurement standards. Product certifications include the Forest Stewardship Council and 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance.


    Responsible for facilitation of flexo prepress department, including training, troubleshooting, process development, process confirmation, and continuous improvement initiatives. Responsible for productivity, quality, and cost control in prepress department.


    • Review scheduling of manpower as well as production schedule to optimize work in prepress department
    • Facilitate and evaluate effectiveness of employee training. Proactively seek new and improved methodologies for work, sustainability, and training.
    • Manage inventory of supplies needed for department
    • Work with customers and technical department as needed on new graphic initiatives to determine most effective way to meet design intent utilizing the Flexo print process.
    • Work with graphic art houses, separators and plate suppliers to implement new graphic initiatives and work through any prepress-related issues
    • Evaluate and test different print required tools including plate material, print sleeves and anilox rolls to determine highest quality end result
    • Maintain inventory of tooling, such as mandrels, chambers, print sleeves and anilox rolls required for Flexo presses
    • Implement and audit process for cleaning and maintenance of tooling, including chambers, print sleeves, print plates, chambers, and anilox rolls
    • Support troubleshooting of press side print related issues and work to determine root cause and corrective action.
    • Develop press layouts with accurate mark placement to determine proper tooling required and effective color control measuring
    • Provide support during press approval process, including attending customer meeting, providing press side assistance, and documenting trial plan and results
    • Oversee all flexo Premake departments and die room, including the plate reorder process, sleeve and anilox roll management, employee training, and maintenance of plate mounting equipment
    • Develop and maintain processes for tooling management and training requirements
    • Facilitate reduction in press downtime related to tooling.
    • Function as a resource to support the technical team as needed with any new improvement initiative related to press or die cutter tooling.
    • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives


    • Associate’s degree in management, business administration or a related field of study from an accredited institution and 3+ years supervisory experience in high volume multi-shift / multi-site operation or equivalent combination of education and experience. 3+ years experience specific to flexographic printing.
    • Ability to read and interpret information, furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong interpersonal, teambuilding and leadership skills.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables and implement solutions to correct.
    • Must be detail oriented and organized.
    • Able to work various shifts as required
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)
    • MRP/ERP system experience and knowledge. SyteLine MRP system experience and knowledge preferred.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.


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