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BD40 - Printing Manager II

Band 5  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Manages a large printing facility that provides a complete range of printing services; supervises and coordinates activities of printing units through unit supervisors.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions assigned to this class are responsible for operations that have substantial annual printing supply costs and produce a major portion of two-, three-, four- and five-color work.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Consults with printing service users on cost, layout and quality; analyzes requests for printing to determine the most economical method of production.
Prepares printing job specifications; receives bids and contracts jobs to commercial printers.
Projects long-range personnel, equipment and supply needs; develops and maintains a comprehensive cost analysis and charge-back system.
Supervises equipment use and modification, work flow and quality control; repairs or supervises the repair of all equipment.
Coordinates flow of work between typesetting, layout, preparation, printing, binding and mail departments.
Trains employees in the operation of complex equipment; establishes safety standards and develops and supervises training and safety programs for employees.
Directs bulk mailing operations.
Prepares and monitors annual printing budget.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of printing operations; equipment use, maintenance and repair and printing cost analysis.
Knowledge of printing supplies and economical production techniques.
Knowledge of postal regulations governing bulk mailings.
Knowledge of planning, budget preparation, cost analysis and personnel management practices and procedures.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and experience in printing, including typesetting, layout, plate making and binding/finishing.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and five years experience in printing, including typesetting, layout, plate making and binding/finishing.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Infrequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 50 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 50 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to use hand/power tools. (Infrequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Computer literacy.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.


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