Thursday, 4 June 2015

Production Supervisor

We are a rapidly growing Printing Company Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa. 

We are looking for a highly qualified, Hard Working and Dynamic person to work with us a Production Supervisor.

Position: Production Supervisor

Job Ref.:

Reporting To: Production Manager

Industry: Commercial Printing

The ideal candidate will have several years of hands-on experience working with production equipment, as well as knowledge of various types of printing processes, visual design elements and desktop publishing software.

Previous experience working in a management, administrative or supervisory position highly desirable.
Job Function: Direct and supervise the operation of printing services; make work assignments for printing personnel and supervise employees to assure efficient work flow and high quality publications; train, schedule and evaluate the performance of assigned print room personnel; consult with manager or administrator for establishing priorities and deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs and supervises others in performing various duties involved in offset press and/or pre-press printing
  • Trains or is responsible for the training of supervised employees
  • Is responsible for the care of machines and work rooms
  • Is responsible for the quality of completed printing projects
  • Orders supplies and maintains inventories for press and/or pre-press areas
  • Designs, lays out, and prints materials as requested.
  • Maintains print job records and prepares reports on costs of various print jobs.
  • Review incoming work, prepare production instructions, estimate production time, establish priority and schedule work for the various phases of production.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge Of:
  • Methods, practices, terminology and procedures used in the production of printed and graphic materials.
  • Operation, use, minor repair and maintenance of printing and related equipment.
  • Ink, chemicals and papers used in printing operations.
  • Financial and statistical record-keeping techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Copyright rules and regulations.
Ability To:
  • Plan, organize and supervise the delivery of printing services to administration.
  • Review incoming work, prepare production instructions, estimate production time, establish priority and schedule work.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate personnel.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Control expenditures.
  • Lift heavy objects.
  • Operate a wide variety of equipment utilized in printing.
  • Degree, Diploma or Equivalent in Printing Technology.
  • Additional Management Diploma will be an advantage
  • 10 years of Experience in Printing Industry, Managerial Posts
  • Very Good Communication Skills- English and Swahili
  • Aged between 35 – 45 years 
Salary: A very Attractive Package as per Company Payroll.


Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter including an up to date CV with 3 referees to (Subject of the email should be POSITION APPLIED + JOB REF.)

If you are not interested in this opportunity today, please refer any friend or colleague you know that might suit the required profile.

Please DO NOT apply if you do not meet the requirements of the position. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that there are no fees charged for receiving or processing job applications.



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