Shift Supervisor - Press Department

Posted: 08/25/2023

Get ready to experience employee ownership with Worzalla! Sure, we offer competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits package. But don't join our team solely for those reasons. Join our team to experience our unique employee ownership culture of great responsibility, great opportunity, and great reward as a Shift Supervisor in our Press Department!

As a print solutions provider specializing in high profile and award winning books, Worzalla has crafted and printed quality books for more than a century.  And over the past few years, books sales have soared even higher as people have rediscovered a love for reading! 

To ensure our quality books make it into the hands of millions and millions of readers around the world, we are now hiring Shift Supervisor in our Press Department.  As a Shift Supervisor in our Press Department, you will have the responsibility of managing, coordinating, and overseeing the day-to-day production and quality standards on one of our night shift crews.  This position is scheduled for 12-hr shifts, from 7p-7a, on a 4 days on, 4 days off schedule.  Our Shift Supervisor in our Press Department generally leads a crew of 15-20 team members. 

Continue reading to learn more about becoming an employee owner in a company that will invest in you and your future in a great manufacturing setting!


Your Responsibilities as a Press Department Shift Supervisor

  • Direct and coordinate operations and activities within the press department to achieve department and company goals
  • Plan and establish work schedules, crew assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals
  • Perform dolor okay approvals and assist in resolving color and production issues
  • Effectively communicate with all departments to ensure schedules remain on-time
  • Resolve discrepancies in job tickets and production issues to meet on-time delivery schedules
  • Assist in the development and implementation of process control improvements within the department for cost savings, reduced spoilage and maintaining on-time delivery through the facility
  • Provide back up and cover other shift supervisors in the press department as needed
  • Hire, develop, supervise, support, and evaluate press team associates in area of responsibility to include supporting positive employee relations; enforcing company policies, department procedures, and safety procedures; ensuring policies are administered consistently and equitably; recommending and executing personnel actions; addressing associate complaints and resolving issues; completing routine administrative tasks such as approving time and attendance, reviewing vacation schedules, etc.
  • Think and act like an employee owner by being safety-minded, quality-focused, customer-centered, a positive leader, and an awesome team member.


Your Opportunities as a Press Department Shift Supervisor

  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Educational assistance
  • Idea implementation system for associates
  • Clean, safe, and ergonomic-focused work environment
  • Shareholder meetings to learn about the business and our results
  • Organized activities to support the community


Your Rewards as a Press Department Shift Supervisor

  • Competitive salary dependent upon qualifications and experience
  • Health insurance plans to meet your needs:
    • Option 1: $2,000 individual/$4,000 family deductible; 80% co-insurance; $85/month single, $141/month associate +1; $197/month family
    • Option 2: $4,000 individual/$8,000 family deductible; 80% co-insurance; $59/month single; $88/month associate + 1; $117/month family
    • Up to $1,125 contribution from Worzalla into health savings account
  • 100% employer paid dental insurance for associate and their family
  • 100% employer paid vision insurance for associate and their family
  • Seven paid holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • 100% employer paid basic life insurance equal to 1x annual base earnings
  • 100% employer paid short-term disability
  • 100% employer paid long-term disability
  • Voluntary additional, spouse, and dependent life insurance
  • 401K with discretionary match
  • Funeral leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee stock ownership plan: Designed to make each team member an employee owner by allocating shares to them. Upon retirement/separation from the Company, the shares are purchased back from the employee owner, who then receives payments in accordance with the ESOP.
  • Referral bonus program
  • Peer-to-peer recognition and reward
  • Fun events and celebrations throughout the year such as Worzallapalooza--a month long celebration of our employee owners that includes daily drawings for prizes ranging from $25 to $500 plus amazing grand prizes.
  • Annual wellness program with quarterly wellness campaigns. Great wellness incentives such as a Peloton, Bowflex weights, travel vouchers, and more!
  • And this is a big one--profit sharing bonus! When the company does well, so do you. 


Qualifications to become a Press Department Shift Supervisor

  • Associate’s degree plus a minimum of two years of supervisory experience in related field required.  A combination of experience and education equivalent to five years of progressively more responsible work experience in related field will be considered.
  • Knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture of product.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Ability to lead others by communicating effectively; building collaborative relationships; coaching for performance; encouraging new ideas; fostering teamwork; promoting inclusion; and identifying, developing, and retaining talent.
  • Must possess excellent problem resolution, organizational, interpersonal, communication, and project management skills.
  • Ability to pass pre-placement exam and pre-employment drug screen
  • Ability and desire to think and act like an employee owner (see Your Responsibilities above)


Next Steps

  • If you're ready for the responsibilities, opportunities, and rewards that come with employee ownership, we want to talk with you!
  • Click the Apply button to submit your application for consideration.
  • Watch your email for additional communication.


About Worzalla

Worzalla is among America’s most respected book manufacturing companies, with a wonderful 125+ year history. Each and every day we have the opportunity to work with the most distinguished book publishers in the world. Our goal is to have a positive impact in carrying out our mission and never lose sight of our responsibility. We maintain our customer focus and our passion for making physical books a reality. We believe in the importance of literacy, education and the spread of knowledge. We recognize the power of ideas and the value of creativity.

At Worzalla, it really does start with our people. That's another great part of working with Worzalla--you will work with great people. Our team members are a big part of our product. Their work ethic. Their commitment. Their talent. They are why our customers love us. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.


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