Supervisors, printing and related occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7303

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who produce camera work and printing plates and cylinders, process film, print text and illustrations on paper, metal and other material, and bind and finish printed products. They are employed by companies that specialize in commercial printing or one of its components, such as binding or colour reproduction, in combined printing and publishing companies, such as newspapers and magazines, and in various establishments in both the public and private sectors that have in-house printing departments.

Job Duties for Supervisors, printing and related occupations

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule activities of workers who produce camera work and printing plates and cylinders; process film; and print, bind and finish books, newspapers, business forms and other printed products
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Review and approve all job proofs or samples in order to ensure quality of work meets client specifications
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Resolve work problems, provide technical advice and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • May set up machines or equipment.

Working Conditions for Supervisors, printing and related occupations

Work is performed in printing presses, where some processing chemicals are present.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Binders Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Binders Supervisor - Printing
  • Bindery Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Bindery Supervisor - Printing
  • Bindery Workers Supervisor - Printing
  • Composing Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Composing Room Supervisor - Printing
  • Compositors Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Compositors Supervisor - Printing
  • Engravers Foreman/woman (except Photoengravers) - Printing
  • Engraving Foreman/woman (except Photoengraving) - Printing
  • Film Developers Foreman/woman
  • Film Developers Supervisor
  • Film Printers Foreman/woman
  • Film Printing Foreman/woman
  • Film Printing Supervisor
  • Film Processing Foreman/woman
  • Film Processing Supervisor
  • Film Processors Foreman/woman
  • Film Processors Supervisor
  • Filmsetter Operators Supervisor
  • Filmsetters Supervisor
  • Finishing Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Finishing Supervisor - Printing
  • Gravure Press Operators Foreman/woman
  • Gravure Printers Foreman/woman
  • Hand Compositors Supervisor
  • Hot Composition Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Letterpress Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Letterpress Room Foreman/woman
  • Mechanical Composition Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Offset Lithography Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Offset Press Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Offset Press Operators Foreman/woman - Printing
  • OptiCopy And Stripping Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Photocomposer Operators Supervisor
  • Photocomposers Supervisor
  • Photoengravers Foreman/woman
  • Photographic And Film Processing Foreman/woman
  • Photographic And Film Processing Supervisor
  • Photographic Lab Foreman/woman
  • Photographic Processing And Finishing Foreman/woman
  • Photographic Processors Supervisor
  • Platemakers Supervisor
  • Platemaking Supervisor - Printing
  • Plateroom Supervisor - Printing
  • Preparatory Supervisor - Printing
  • Prepress Supervisor - Printing
  • Prepress Workers Supervisor
  • Press Supervisor - Printing
  • Pressroom Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Pressroom Supervisor - Printing
  • Printers Foreman/woman
  • Printers Supervisor
  • Printing Press Operators Supervisor
  • Printing Shop Foreman/woman
  • Printing Supervisor
  • Production Supervisor - Printing
  • Rotogravure Foreman/woman
  • Rotogravure Press Operators Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Rotogravure Pressmen/women Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Stereotypists And Electroplaters Foreman/woman
  • Typesetters Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Typesetters Supervisor - Printing
  • Typographers Supervisor
  • Bindery Foreman/woman - Printing
  • Bindery Supervisor - Printing
  • Composing Room Supervisor - Printing
  • Film Processing Supervisor
  • Finishing Supervisor - Printing
  • Photographic And Film Processing Foreman/woman
  • Platemaking Supervisor - Printing
  • Prepress Supervisor - Printing
  • Pressroom Supervisor - Printing