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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: Printer Supervisor 

Series: Media Support – Media/Graphics/Printing

Levels in series:  1 | 2










The Printer Supervisor is the second level of a two level media/graphics/printing - reproduction series.  Incumbent performs supervisory level duties in operating copy and printing press machines, consulting clients on cost and design capabilities and preparing project or repair estimates. The Printer Supervisor is distinguished from the Printer by its supervisory responsibility.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Supervises employees to include:  prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Daily 20%
  2. Coordinates and participates in setting-up and operation of copy, printing and other machines needed for project completion.  Daily 20%
  3. Consults clients on reproduction projects in determining costs and design capabilities. Daily 15%
  4. Documents and inputs incoming and completed work orders.  Daily 15%
  5. Prepares estimates for orders, repairs and supplies.  Daily 10%
  6. Operates and maintains cameras and film processors.  Daily 10%
  7. Contacts outside vendors for service, repair and purchasing new equipment  Weekly 10%
  8. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required.


  • Not Applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Degree, and four years printing experience, including lead, budget preparation, and training experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • None required.

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Supervisory principles
  • Office management principles
  • Computers and applicable programs and software

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Monitoring and evaluating employees
  • Prioritizing and assigning work
  • Operating printing equipment
  • Preparing cost estimates
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. 

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions and fine finger movements – using the fingers to manipulate/handle objects such as typing, sorting papers, activating buttons, sorting/separating small parts.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, chemicals, oils and intense noises.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 02/01
Revised by Human Resources: 11/03, 11/2014