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Candidate of the week: General Manager

Thursday, 13 April 2006
By Print21

Education

St. Peters College Auckland NZ

1969 – 1973 High School Certificate

1974 – 1977 Printing Apprentiship with Trade Certificates

Employment History:

Dec. 2002 – Dec. 2005, Acting Manager; Macquarie Lighthouse Press

Same responsibilities as Operations Manager’s role plus:
Immediately requested to analyse outstanding invoices, which had not been done for approximately 2 years (for work completed both internally and externally).

Address all audit requirements, as requested by the University

Clean up and re-organise the equipment layout on the Printery floor, which was poorly organised, and creating a dangerous work environment.

Implement OHS practices/compliances including re-organising the layout and making the Printery a safer working
environment (eg. removing all electrical leads from inappropriate floor space and testing all electricals in accordance with regulation).

Staff responsibility

30 Sept 2002 – Dec. 2002; Operations Manager; Macquarie Lighthouse Press

Was employed to ensure the smooth running of the business.

Ensuring the Printery resources were available to meet demands

Analysing technical requirements to meet business objective

Implemented new technology and new practices in the Printery

Producing quotes to schedule work, track jobs and control stock

Pursued new technology and best practices to maintain a competitive edge

Monitored quality of finished products and ensured that quality processes are followed

Analysed Printery performance against objectives, taking corrective action where necessary

Negotiated with suppliers and contractors on resource purchase in line with Printery policy

Handled technical inquiries from customers and dealt with problems

Maintained schedule of equipment to record status of the condition of equipment items and ensuring that all equipment is maintained in good working order

Maintained procedures for the integrity of confidential printing

Monitored Printery compliance with legislative requirements

Jan. 2002 – May 2002; Production Manager; SNAP Printing

2000 – 2001 (Contract); J. M. Executive Printing Gordon; GTO Operator;

1984 – 2000; Narrabeen Printers, Managing and operating own business

1983 – 1984 Permanent Press – Sydney; Printing Operator

1980 – 1983 – Travelled and worked overseas

1974 – 1979 Lockley Offset Printing – Auckland NZ
Printing Apprenticeship and Employment

kilcash@bigpond.net.au

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