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Offset Web Second Press Operator

Apply Job ID 19403 Date posted May. 03, 2021 Location Hartford, 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. Our platform includes digital, gravure and offset 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 with opportunities for overtime (OT paid after 40 hours per week).   These shifts rotate throughout the year  (either 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.) including days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

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 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, 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, 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

Second Press Operators play an essential role in helping Quad reduce the cost of errors; achieve client satisfaction and create a safe and hazard free workplace. The Second Press Operator assists the First Press Operator with make-readies, press equipment operations, performing quality control functions and enforcing the safety rules. This position is a leadership role and will assist in directing the work activities of the press crew members to ensure productivity, quality and safety goals are met.  

The role is physically demanding.  The work is done while standing.  The job will include the ability to bend and lift 10-15 pounds continuously, ability to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally, perform repetitious tasks, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movement.  The ability to perform basic math calculations is vital as is the ability to follow instructions and use vision in order to identify defects.    You will work a compressed 3 and 4 day work week  geared toward balancing work and family life ( 12 hour rotating shift (either 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.) including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. 

What do I need to Qualify?

Must have 1-3 years previous press room experience, including ability to web up press.   Previous offset second press operator experience is desired.    Experience on offset equipment such as 2x4 M-1000, 2x6 Manroland or Goss, 2 x8 Manroland or 4x 8C-700 highly desirable.  Will consider applicants that have worked in a Gravure or Sheet fed environment.   

On the job training is available to support continued development as a Press Operator.   

Is this role right for me?

To do this role, you will need to:

  • Have excellent mechanical and trouble shooting skills
  • Enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together
  • Have a desire to grow and move up – Don’t settle for the status quo!
  • Be a good team player with a can-do attitude
  • Be a good multi tasker, working well under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Have good communication skills and be able to work well with a team
  • Be able to follow instructions and pay close attention to detail 
  • Like technology , automation and be good with computers

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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