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Materials Process Leader

Apply Job ID 22717 Date posted Jun. 22, 2022 Location Fitchburg, Massachusetts Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

A leading global provider of print and media solutions, Quad/Graphics is powered by a passion for innovation and the most advanced platform in the industry. Our collaborative team of “can-do” people continually challenge the status quo, creating groundbreaking solutions that push the boundaries of communications.


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, you have immediate opportunities to advance – driving you to be better than yesterday.  Through our robust training program, we will teach you a skilled trade and give you the opportunity to earn career level wages.  In addition, we value and reward manufacturing experience by providing a competitive wage.  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 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, 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:

Quad is seeking a Full Time Material Process Lead for our Leominster, MA location to work in the Inventory Control department.  The primary responsibilities of a Material Process Leader are to plan and direct the work of others in regard to production, training and safety for their department and/or shift. This includes setting goals, addressing production and employee issues, making decisions and promoting teamwork through utilizing their working knowledge of operations and systems, maintaining professional etiquette and directing others.

Essential Functions of Job:

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • The ability to plan and direct the work of team for all tasks needed during their shift, including training. 
  • The ability to partner with employees on team to make production decisions, resolve issues and raise matters or significance.
  • The ability to communicate to internal departments and external customers to ensure production and customer needs are met for shift.
  • The ability to promote teamwork and help set, enforce and measure departmental goals for shift.
  • The ability to participate in necessary training classes including LEAN and technical raining.
  • The ability to assist in the development of educational materials and facilitation of classes to provide on-going training.
  • The ability to coordinate labor planning which may include regular and overtime work schedules.
  • The ability to actively participate, enforce and follow all Safety regulations, policies and initiatives. Including ensuring daily maintenance inspections are completed effectively and all issues are raised when needed.
  • The ability to conduct employee disciplinary actions, evaluations and reviews in support of leader. 
  • Ability to demonstrate good leadership
  • Ability to effectively and professional communicate both verbally and written.
  • Proficient knowledge of departmental programs, applications and computer operating systems (Windows, Microsoft Office, Smartools)
  • Ability to drive a forklift and operate other Powered Equipment
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers and all other internal/external contacts
  • Ability to understand and use basic math skills such as adding and subtracting
  • Strong understanding with desktop and mobile PC

Required Qualifications:

This position also requires the ability to bend and lift 10-15 pounds continuously, ability to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously. The ability to perform basic math calculations is essential. Good verbal and written comprehension skills a must. Must be able to communicate in English.

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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