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Second Shift MBO Folder Operator

Apply Job ID 25093 Date posted Jan. 23, 2023 Location Burlington, Wisconsin

As a global marketing experience company, Quad’s goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven integrated marketing and manufacturing platform to streamline solutions for our clients, reduce friction and enhance their marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich legacy by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and to take charge of their own success. Whether an operator, sales rep, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best— for ourselves and our clients. At our core, we’re a company that believes we can always create a better way.

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!

At Quad, The General Laborer's entry-level wages for full-time start between $17.50 - $19.50 / hour.  You have immediate opportunities to advance – driving you to be better than yesterday.  In addition, we value and reward manufacturing experience by providing a competitive wage.  Individuals with print experience can have a starting wage of up to $27 / hour.     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. Quad prides itself on having a grow-from-within philosophy where employees are provided the opportunity to learn in their roles and grow within the company.

The Burlington plant is a one-stop shop for custom and specialty print work. Burlington employees can do it all – from books to brochures, catalogs to calendars, and direct mail to directories. It has 10 Color Sheetfed capabilities including UV Inks and Specialty Finishes, Die Cutting, Embossing, Folding, and Gluing - all in-house.  We offer competitive pay, health, dental, pharmacy, and life insurance, 401k, vacation, and other great benefits.

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.

Quad in Burlington is seeking experienced Finishing Machine Operators.

Available Work Schedules that fit your lifestyle and needs:

8 – 10-hour shifts (3 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. or 1 a.m.), these shifts do not rotate.

What does a Finishing Operator do?

The Operator role that we are looking to fill is for an MBO Buckle Folder, which produced signatures, covers, inserts, brochures, and any component work common to commercial printing and book manufacturing.

They are also responsible for:

  • The set-up, operation, and maintenance of the folding machines
  • Monitoring and maintaining quality by following company SOPs.
  • Providing oversight, direction, and training to general workers or temporary staff members assigned to assist in the folding area.
  • Basic maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Performing other bindery and related functions as the need arises. 


Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Previous Finishing Operator experience including the ability to set up and operate bindery equipment is required.  Knowledge of cutting, mailing, and folding is highly desired.
  • The ability to bend and lift 10-15 pounds continuously, ability to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand for long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in a controlled movement.
  • Receive and follow instructions and use vision to identify defects.
  • Performing repetitious tasks in a fast-paced atmosphere with or without reasonable accommodation is necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills, including good verbal and written comprehension, are required.
  • The ability to perform basic math calculations is essential. 

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.

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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