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First Press Operator - $2000 New Hire Bonus

- East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

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More than just another employer, we pride ourselves on being a company with a soul. Quad’s culture is built on a rich legacy of passionate, innovative people always striving to find a better way. As a global marketing services provider, Quad leverages worldwide capabilities and leading-edge technology to help brand owners market and distribute their products more efficiently and effectively - transforming the industry with the combined power of digital and print.

Fueled by innovative, interesting days, careers at Quad instill a sense of empowerment and possibility as you gain the skills and confidence to advance as our platform evolves. Join the Quad team today and develop your career – work side-by-side with skilled professionals, operate multi-million dollar pieces of equipment, and experience first-hand the values that have guided us from day one. Work hard, move fast, contribute new ideas and proudly wear Quad Blue!

  • Full Time and part time positions
  • 8 or 12hour shifts
  • Level: Entry to Skilled
  • Paid Vacation
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Job ID 20066 Date posted Jul.. 06, 2021 Location East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics


Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.

Position Overview.

$2,000 Sign-On & Retention Bonus for a Full-Time Manufacturing Employees 

Quad is currently hiring Essential Workers who want to make a difference . Your career starts here, as we are in the business of developing people. Promotions are based on your performance – You are in charge of your career! This is an entry level position where we will train you. This person jogs, bundles and stacks printed signatures from discharge unit of printing press. This person also performs make-ready and clean-up duties as directed by the press operator. This position may also perform all duties associated with moving paper rolls to press from stock area and returning unused paper to stock area and loading reel stands with proper stock. This person also manages the reel stand waste, sig waste and quality control samples. During make-ready, this person will assist with hanging plates, and webbing up. 

The shifts are 12 hours: 8am-8pm and 8pm-8am. You do not switch shifts. Overtime is available. 

At Quad, we value the growth and development of our employees. In our entry level press packer roles, we start at $15.23/hour (plus $.40-.75/hour when you work night shift) Individuals with print experience start from up to $22 - $25/hour pending work performance. 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

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Must be able to understand and follow directions.
  • Ability to lift 50-70 lbs.
  • Repetitive use of hands and fingers.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Ability and mindset to abide by all safety measures and rules set forth by the company.

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.

Drug Free Workplace

Quad is seeking a full-time Offset First Press Operator at our Springfield, MA location.  The incumbent is responsible for operating or assisting in operating the web offset presses and will play an essential role in helping Quad reduce the cost of errors, achieve client satisfaction and creating a safe and hazard free workplace. This position is a leadership role and will assist in directing the work the work activities of the press team members to ensure productivity, quality and safety goals are met.

THIS IS A NIGHT SHIFT - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and every other Wednesday 7pm-7am.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Follow all safety policies and procedures
  • Operate and maintain press and all auxiliary equipment while guiding team to meet and exceed production standards and maintaining customer quality requirements
  • Keep accurate records of all delay time during shift
  • Adhere to all current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Know set-up and maintenance procedures for entire press
  • Troubleshoot unit and folder problems with minimum delay time
  • Troubleshoot reel and stacker problems with minimum delay time
  • Attain and maintain proper ink and water balance
  • Keep ongoing list of maintenance issues to be addressed during next scheduled maintenance, one list for all crews
  • Direct crew to specific duties during scheduled maintenance
  • Check and set rollers, change if necessary
  • Communicate with Supervisors on any problems developing to help determine the best time to correct and prioritize
  • Read entire job ticket; special instructions, ink colors, paper brand, basis weight, etc.
  • Perform needed maintenance during any delay time Knowledge of post folder equipment and proper set up
  • Monitor and maintain constant ink densities per customer specifications
  • Attend all Operators meetings
  • Work with urgency, when press is down, to maintain production requirements
  • Continue learning new and improved processes to achieve increased production
  • Responsible for promoting, enforcing and sustaining Safety, 6S and Lean programs and look for ways to improve the operation.
  • Responsible for the ongoing training and development of other Pressroom personnel
  • Assist Supervisors in documenting and improving procedures and processes by offering ideas and suggestions
  • Assist Supervisors in providing feedback for employee evaluations
  • Facilitate teamwork among team members and between shifts
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Required Qualifications:
  • 3+ Years Press experience
  • Skilled in Offset Press Operation, with Heidelberg Goss Press's being a plus
  • Able to lift and move 50 pounds or more repeatedly
  • Able to stand for 12 hours
  • Detailed knowledge of offset printing process
  • This position requires the ability to work a 12 hour shifts (8:00am to 8:00pm or 8:00pm to 8:00am) including days, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as necessary
  • Ability to read, write and perform math operations
  • Ability to distinguish colors accurately
  • Ability to apply written and verbal instructions for machine set-up.
  • Good interpersonal skills to effectively interact and guide team members
  • Solid organizational skills 
  • Must demonstrate reliability through attendance, punctuality and ability to stay in work area
  • Must be able to foster team cooperation and support supervisors
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude

Ability to work overtime as needed

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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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