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Prepress Manager

American Packaging Corporation
Churchville, NY
Expired: May 23, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $80,000 to $90,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
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For over a century, American Packaging Corporation (APC) has been a leading flexible packaging converter for customers throughout North America. We nurture our employees by providing competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401(k) plans and tuition reimbursement programs. These are just a few reasons why we were named a "Best of the Best" in the Best Workplaces in the Americas awards for 12 years in a row. APC's longstanding success is fueled from the inside out, and we consistently seek to improve our internal operations to propel that success into the future.

Pre-Press Manager

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Plant Manager, direct and coordinate, either directly or through subordinate Shift Supervisors, all prepress department operations. Be accountable for manufacturing costs, quality and quantity of production, methods used and effective use of production hours, skills, machines and equipment. Participate in planning production schedule, staffing requirements and manufacturing controls as related to manufacturing operations. Expedite scheduled production, investigate delays and initiate corrective action to assure economical production through efficient procedures. Administer company rules, regulations and policies governing employment.


Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead safety efforts in the department.
  • Educate all employees in and provide continuous support for all American Packaging Corporation safety efforts (including the SPOT Safety Program).
  • Participate in all manufacturing recruiting efforts including interviewing candidates and making hiring recommendations. Provide consistent, fair and legal corrective action for all employees. Prepare and conduct all employee performance evaluations. Develop, monitor and actualize employee development goal. Make recommendations for training.
  • Oversee and coordinate Plate Making, Mounting, and Prepress, where applicable based on COE.
  • Responsible for maintenance and coordinating the upkeep of print cylinders, aniloxes, plates (FPL), and prepress equipment.
  • Track, analyze and report all KPI's.
  • Aid in training and development activities in the department.
  • Coordinate with other department to ensure consistent department output to provide accurate visual match reproductions (FPL) and reduce press downtime.
  • Drive CI efforts in the department. This should be accomplished through work flow analysis, value stream mapping, Kaizen event, Six Sigma or other Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Develop and manage a cross functional department to react to fluctuations in production demands.
  • Planning capital needs for the department and identifying the latest technologies to drive continuous process improvements
  • Identify and implement robotic systems or other Engineering solutions to increase productivity
  • Oversight of cylinder movements and transfers between facilities, engravers and off-site storage facilities, Roto specific.
  • Attend daily scheduling meetings.
  • Manage and schedule all PrePress Employee.
  • Manage prepress changeover process ensuring maximum efficiencies and meeting or exceeding established standards.
  • Enforce and provide adherence to all housekeeping and sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Able to work all scheduled shifts, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by Plant Manager.
  • Business travel required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for entire prepress department.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Candidate must possess/exhibit the following skills/abilities:

Leadership and motivational skills: As a Prepress Manager you will need to be able to motivate a team and provide specific goals.

Good communication skills: An effective PrePress Manager must be able to communicate on different levels with people. Being able to get a message across to staff, superiors and customers is an essential skill that is put to the test daily.

Problem-solving and conflict management skills: Have good conflict management skills to resolve conflict.

Accountability: Responsible for a number of business aspects, as such he or she needs to have a sense of accountability.

People management and motivation: A successful Prepress Manager builds a strong team and develop positive relationships by understanding and addressing individual needs of staff.

Delegating skills: In this leadership role the Manager is expected to get things done through others and to know how and when to hand over tasks to team members.

Able to work under pressure: Meeting stringent deadlines is essential. It is important that in this role you are able to effectively work even under pressure situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

American Packaging Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. American Packaging Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at

Salary Description

$80,000 - $90,000


American Packaging Corporation

Churchville, NY
14428 USA
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