Packaging Supervisor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Munster, IN   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on March 18, 2023
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The Times Media Co. has an opportunity for both a Day Shift and Night Shift Insert Supervisor at our Munster, IN location. This full-time, hourly position requires a team player who will operate and maintain the Packaging Department's machines. Responsibility to coordinate with Packaging Manger departmental inserting and press activities and maintain accurate records to document and analyze daily production.

Position Responsibilities
  • Ensuring packaging department equipment is fully operational at all times, including, but not limited to, SLS 2000 inserting machines, stackers, strappers and conveyors
  • Setting up the inserting machines for runs and making adjustments to the machines if they are not running properly
  • Ensuring to correct inserts are loaded into the newspaper and maintain a high level of quality for all products produced
  • Leading a group of employees running the machines and training employees on safe operations of equipment as well as being an active team member during production runs
  • Ensure complete adherence to all departmental and company procedures including but not limited to housekeeping, appropriate use of equipment and tools, proper equipment repairs and follow-up with maintenance until problems are resolved
  • Working in accordance with established safety practices
  • Searching out opportunities for improvements that can be made
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Must posses good mechanical aptitude and ability
  • Have the ability to work independently, analyze situations and conditions and implement solutions while meeting deadline
  • Good hand eye coordination required with the ability to more and each around the machinery
  • Good concentration with attention to detail
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to follow and give directions
  • Have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all personnel
Education& Experience
  • Previous experience in a packaging department of a mailroom is preferred
  • Willing to train the right candidate with solid mechanical aptitude and machine experience
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Why Join Us?
Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is the nation's fourth-largest provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For more information about Lee, check us out at

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.