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 Lead Supervisor - Packaging/Manufacturing - Wilmington, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Gannett 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Manufacturing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: hakWvURF7pbDNvJ833GDHWxncZJgVf / Latpro-3797039 
Date posted: Jun-05-2021
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 19801


Req #16288

Friday, June 4, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Lead Supervisor Packaging/Manufacturing

Gannett Publishing Services

New Castle, Delaware

We have an opening in the Gannett Corporation for a highly motivated individual at our Wilmington regional print facility.

This person would lead a packaging crew during a designated shift to achieve on-time production performance, product quality and accuracy standards and operational safety.

This position will offer $18 per hour based on work-related experience.

Packaging Duties:

  • Supervise and Coordinate packaging center and/or specific workstation resources.

  • Responsible for verification of preprint insertion schedules, zoning and product staging.

  • Communicate with press, distribution and other departments as needed.

  • Machine operation including but not limited to inserters, inserter controls (Miracom) joggers, conveyors, grippers, stackers, folders, strappers, bottomwrap machines, loaders, printers, address labelers, adhesive advertising applicators, scales, stitch and trim binding equipment, pallet jacks and fork trucks and other post-press equipment as needed.

  • Assist Supervisor/Operator with directing activities and employees during production.

  • Troubleshooting and general repairs of all post-press equipment.

  • Perform general packaging maintenance including equipment blowdown and packaging related materials disposal.

  • Complete packaging reports and web portal data entry as assigned.

  • Provide back-up for packaging department supervisor as needed.


  • Always work in a safe manner and consistently utilize required safety equipment to promote top-of-mind safety awareness:

  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

  • Complete required annual OSHA safety training programs: Lockout/Tag-out, Hazardous Communications, Personal Protective Equipment, Hearing Conservation, Blood Borne Pathogens, Forklift.

  • Ensure all machine safety-guards are installed, functioning properly, and in use.

  • Immediately report potential safety hazards, operational concerns and all accidents/injuries and near misses to production mgmt


  • Provide timely and accurate information to management.

  • Immediately report equipment or product issues to production management.

  • Communicate scheduling needs to supervisors and/or production management.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Skills & Traits: English language fluency: Speaking, reading & writing Proven leadership skills required.

  • Proven above average verbal & written communication skills.

  • Self-starter

  • Proven excellent time management skills working in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.

  • Mechanical aptitude required.

Technical Skills:

  • PC Skills including Microsoft Office: E-mail, Excel, Word Packaging Department equipment experience.

Gannett Co., a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Other details
  • Job Family Operations
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Hourly

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