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Subject: Position at Heckman Bindery

Position at Heckman Bindery

From: Brian Baird <brian_baird>
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Conservation Technician
Heckman Bindery

Responsible for the daily operations of all Conservation functions.
These functions include the repair and restoration of rare or unique
volumes, construction of protective enclosures, pocket construction,
pamphlet binding, deacidification and encapsulation.  Consults
regularly with the Conservation Services Manager and the Director of
Preservation Services in planning, staffing, evaluating, organizing,
motivating, directing and controlling manufacturing functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Monitor delivery and
fulfillment of customer orders, managing quality, completeness and
costs to comply with minimum requirements set by budget and upper
management.  Provide oversight to the continuing effort to preserve
materials for future use.  Assess materials for repair and determine
appropriate treatment needs for the restoration of damaged
materials.  Make recommendations to customer service staff.
Organize workflow of projects.  Assist in reviewing and hiring new
associates to meet staffing needs.  Provide the Conservation
Services Manager with recommendations concerning the job performance
of associates.   Manage staff to ensure compliance to company
policies, practices, and rules, including LEAN-manufacturing goals,
and the AIC Code of Ethics. Continually evaluate all production
processes in the department looking for continuous method
improvements.  Develop and maintain training procedures to ensure
that all associates are given the necessary tools to accurately and
efficiently complete tasks.  Ensure that all equipment within the
department is functioning correctly.  Manage and maintain material
inventories and supplies at adequate levels for use while keeping
waste and scrap to a minimum.  Have a commitment to continual
training by attending professional conferences and remaining up to
date on treatment developments practices in the field of library
conservation.  Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability needed as a minimum for entry level.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. The ability to
interpret customer expectations and communicate these expectations
to production.  Previous library experience; knowledge of
bookbinding and preservation technologies and practices; ability to
set priorities, organize work and meet deadlines; supervisory

Other Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills;
excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Computer
knowledge.  Must have excellent organizational and leadership skills
and be capable of functioning with moderate supervision.  Must be
knowledgeable of conservation practices and operate within the
guidelines outlined in procedure manuals and documentation.

Education and/or Experience: Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
is required.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and computer
literate in a Microsoft Windows environment.  Previous experience in
conserving library material or conservation training.

Send cover letter and resume to

    Brian Baird
    Director of Preservation Services
    Heckman Bindery
    1010 North Sycamore Street
    PO Box 89
    North Manchester IN 46962

Direct questions to

    Brian Baird, Director of Preservation Services
    800-334-3628 ext. 111
    brian_baird [at] heckmanbindery__com

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2004.

Heckman Bindery is an EOE/AA Employer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 24, 2004
                        Message Id: cdl-18-3-026
Received on Wednesday, 23 June, 2004

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