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Job Title: Manager, Print Shop Production

Job Time Type: Full Time (30 Hours or More)

Job Description: The Print Shop Production Manager ensures that Klean Kanteen’s Co-Branded product, including that which is manufactured with other organizations, is produced to customer specifications and meets defined quality expectations, while managing and inspiring staff to do their best work every day.

Essential Functions:

  • Staff Supervision: Supervises Print Shop staff
  • Production Management: Direct responsibility for all printing and distribution of domestically finished product – meeting packaging and distribution specifications, management of production resources, equipment, and supplies
  • Third-Party Vendor Management: Responsible for scheduling and managing workload at domestic 3rd party vendors such as CMA

Duties / Responsibilities to accomplish Essential Functions:

Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership and Collaboration:
    • Actively supports a culture of accountability while maintaining the camaraderie and friendly nature so valued by the staff and leadership team of Klean Kanteen
    • Actively supports code of conduct related to sustainability and environmental stewardship
    • Fosters and develops leadership throughout the team. Develops and executes a development plan for the team as a whole and for each person (including self) within the team including demonstrated professional growth for each
  • Mission and Values:
    • Is a champion and advocate of the mission in all actions and interactions with our customers, partners and staff
    • Actively supports KleanKanteen values
  • Staff Supervision:
    • Hires, inspires, coaches and sets accountability measures for all direct reports
    • Responsible for supervising team performance through monthly 1:1s with staff, goal development, peer feedback, bi-annual performance reviews and annual merit increase recommendations
    • Actively strives to maintain a satisfied and engaged workforce through evaluation of employee feedback and open dialogue
    • Create schedules for employees to ensure optimum staffing levels
  • Printing Production:
    • Ensures proper production of domestically finished product
    • Supervises and coordinates dissemination of artwork mock-ups
    • Establishes workflow policies that enhance speed and efficiency without compromising product quality
    • Responsible for maintaining implementation of Quality Control process during the production of finished goods
    • Interfaces with Sales and provides timely responses to mockup requests and revisions
    • Works within Sage (ERP) to process transactions as required
      • Resource Management:
        • Identifies and makes recommendations for acquisition of production equipment
      • Product & Packaging Compliance:
        • Ensures product meets component, packaging and distribution specifications
      • Distribution:
        • Maintains a production schedule to ensure on-time delivery for all orders produced domestically
        • Coordinates with Inventory Control Supervisor on all Klean Kanteen produced materials for domestic warehousing and distribution activities
      • Safety:
        • Ensures production operations meet or exceed all local, state, and federal safety requirements, rules and regulations
        • Responsible for ensuring all OSHA and EPA regulations in the Print Shop
  • 3rd Party Vendor Management
        • Main point of contact for all operational issues at
        • Responsible for maintaining the CMA production calendar by placing Sales Orders in the calendar on the ship
        • Troubleshoot production issues with Sales Orders and Artwork

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skill, Ability and Core Competencies:

  • Proficient and experienced in the use of Adobe
  • Proficiency in the screen-printing process and similar production operations.
  • Proven communication skills; written and
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal
  • Ability to see their function in the broader context of the business and how it can best support the overall strategic objectives of Klean Kanteen
  • Ability to identify and/or develop effective and efficient systems to support
  • Ability to delegate in a way that empowers others and achieves
  • Ability to drive for results that meet company objectives while meeting or exceeding customer expectations, thus continually strengthening the
  • Dynamic and effective critical thinking and problem–solving ability.


Direct or relevant combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities in qualifying.

  • 2-3 years of Production planning; leading in a light manufacturing and/or customization environment
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of Pantone and other standard color Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations

Working Environment/Physical Activities:

  • Standard business / cubicle environment & production setting
  • Bending, and reaching forward, sideways, and overhead; Finger dexterity to perform functions on computer and access
  • Sitting/standing for long periods at a time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Hiring Requirements: Drug Testing/Screening
Education Level
: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Requires a Driver’s License: No

Minimum Salary: $64,200.00 Year                         Maximum Salary: $99,600.00 Year

Pay Comments: DOE (Depends on Experience)

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Vision, Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave, 401K

Job Application Methods Accepted: Via Email

Please submit resume to Boris Ye at Include “Manager, Print Shop Production” as the subject line.

***FULL Job Description available upon request***

Employer Information:

 Klean Kanteen

3960 Morrow Lane

Chico, CA 95928

Contact: Boris Ye

Phone: (530) 616-0518

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: No
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Salary Range: $64,200.00- $99,600.00 Year