Ferris Print Services Production Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Part-Time

Position Title: Ferris Print Services Production Assistant  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

51100 - Printing Services

Advertised Salary: $14.00/hr. - $18.00/hr.  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: As Needed  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Provide support for Ferris Print Services operating printing and binding equipment, utilizing Design software, supervising students, working with a variety of customers to deliver quality materials, accurate billing and excellent customer service.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Associates degree or equivalent industry experience.

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Equivalency for education is two years of related work experience equals one year of education.
Required Work Experience: Six months experience in a production print environment or similar experience operating print and bindery equipment.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Driving
  • Lifting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Graphic design experience using industry-standard Adobe products  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Schedule, train and supervise student employees
Operate printing and finishing equipment as necessary to meet production deadlines
Monitor department emails, initiate work orders in system and respond to customer inquiries
Interact with customers, field inquiries from a variety of sources (email, phone, in-person) and assist them with placing and tracking orders
Monitor billing system and follow up on outstanding receivables
Assist with course pack process
Open and/or close print center as scheduled
Prepare jobs for printing and send proofs (if necessary) using various computer and design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.
Recognize, analyze, troubleshoot and make minor repairs to equipment. Contact contracted repair technicians as needed to resolve printing issues.
Operate a point of sale system, balance daily receipts with cash sheets and prepare deposits.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Reports directly to the manager of Ferris Printing Services or his/her designee
Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information including test and other confidential materials
Performs all duties in accordance with University Policies and applicable laws
Hire, Train and direct work of student employees
Promote the variety of print services offered in various ways of media
Open and close facility as needed.
Skills and Abilities: Work together with team members in a positive way to support growth and success
Participate in team meetings and provide ideas and feedback to promote success
Ability to move and/or lift supplied up to 50 lbs.
Understand print and digital design and production
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet project deadlines
Organizational, communication, presentation and detail-oriented production skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate with team members at both a business and technical level
Plan, organize and make sound judgements and decisions
Perform basic math calculations, real a ruler, convert tractions to decimals, count currency
Work effectively with a diverse group of employees, students and customers.
Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
January 27, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at ferris.edu. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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