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Skilled Print Operators – Relocation Available

Apply Job ID 23307 Date posted Sep. 22, 2022 Location Baraboo, Wisconsin Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

Production opportunities at Quad instill a sense of empowerment and possibility distinct from those at other employers. Quad’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities include world-class automation and printing technology. This includes guided vehicles (driverless fork trucks) and world-class digital presses that give our clients a full range of options to produce personalized marketing products. Fueled by innovative, interesting days, you’ll find hard work is good work, and feel a deep sense of pride in a job well done – something shared by everyone in the community we call Quad.

Quad is currently hiring Essential Workers who want to make a difference - Imagine more than you have today.  Your career starts here.  Be greater than you thought possible and reap the rewards of your success and growth. We are in the business of developing people.  Promotions are based on your performance – You are in charge of your career! 

Our compressed work schedule is geared toward balancing work and family life.   You will work 3 to 4, 12-hour days a week (either 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.) including days, nights, weekends, and holidays with opportunities for overtime (OT paid after 40 hours per week).   

At Quad, we value and reward manufacturing experience by providing a competitive wage.  Individuals with print experience can have a starting wage of up to $27 / hr.  You are compensated based on your experience.  You have immediate opportunities to advance – driving you to be better than yesterday.    As your career progresses, there are multiple upward paths available, as we are continuously looking for our next group of leaders to excel within the organization.

One of Quad’s largest mega plants is located in Hartford, which is ranked as one of the safest and fastest growing WI cities and one of the safest communities for raising kids.  At over 1.6 million square feet in size, the Hartford plant is CLIMATE CONTROLLED and home to cutting-edge equipment and technology.  Our employees and their families have access to an onsite medical clinic, and fitness center, as well as many recreational outdoor activities like disc golf, sand volleyball, and horseshoes which are free for employees and their families to enjoy. We offer competitive pay, health, dental, pharmacy, and life insurance, 401k, vacation, and other great benefits.  For full-time employees, we offer a compressed work schedule where you work half the year!

Quad is a Wisconsin-based company, which is among the largest magazine and direct-mail printers in the U.S. Our company leverages its strong print foundation as part of a much larger, robust integrated marketing services platform that helps marketers and content creators improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their marketing spend across offline and online media channels.

Quad is closely following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and implementing processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, customers, and communities.  We follow CDC and local health authorities, and federal and state governments along with best practices and recommendations from our healthcare subsidiary, QuadMed.

BE YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY.  BE SOMETHING GREATER.  BE QUAD.

Position Overview

Due to new and renewed business Quad is seeking Skilled Print Operators in various areas within our Bindery/Finishing and Press Department, including by not limited to:  First and Second Press Operator, Saddle Stitcher, Perfect Binder, Sitma Polywrapper and Offline equipment who will relocate to any of our Wisconsin plants.  Those locations are  Hartford, Lomira, Sussex, West Allis, or Pewaukee.   We offer paid relocation help to candidates with prior experience.  Up to $25,000 for paid relocation is provided to those that qualify.   Your recruiter will provide you with details.

These positions are responsible for the setup and operation of equipment to customer-supplied specifications while maintaining production by planning and organizing jobs and continually monitoring quality.  Additionally, operators are responsible for the cleanliness and keeping equipment maintained mechanically.  Some positions will have direct reports. 

Responsibilities also include:

  • Make ready and operate equipment based upon written instructions provided.
  • Establish and maintain color and/or fold and mechanical quality to BPC standards.
  • Continuously monitor product for quality and approve or reject.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of assigned crew members.
  • Perform assigned make-ready duties.
  • Complete required general maintenance and lubrication assignments.
  • Complete required documentation, electronic and paper, for the assigned job.
  • Perform duties of other Print Service manufacturing positions as needed, following requisite training

Qualifications:

Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Experience with the following equipment:  Press equipment to include 2x6 and 2x8 Manroland, 2x6 Goss, 4x8 c-700, and M1000 2x4 Goss Offset Web Presses. Bindery equipment to include - Saddle Stitchers – Muller Martini, Muller Martini Tempo, Muller Martini Tempo 2200, and Goss Harris 855’s.  Goss Perfect Binders & Sitma Poly Wrappers.  Offline equipment including Inserters, Folders, Rotary Trimmers, and Flat Cutters.   Please note, we will consider applicants that have a history of operating other types of related print equipment
  • 2-3 years of previous Print Operator experience, including setup and operation
  • Strong mechanical aptitude is required
  • Observe and monitor machine operations to determine whether adjustments are needed to run products for the highest quality in the safest manner
  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Must have the ability to utilize a computer to ensure the quality of the product
  • Ability to lift 10-15 pounds continuously, the ability to lift to 70 pounds occasionally, stand for long hours (12-hour shift), use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movement, receive and follow instructions and use vision to identify defects
  • The ability to work a 12-hour  shift (either 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. or 7 p.m.-7 a.m.) including days, nights, weekends, and holidays

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Additional Company Information 

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations, and more.

Quad is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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