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Saddle Stitch Operator

Apply Job ID 19404 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 binding technology. Our platform gives 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

Quad is seeking Saddle Stitch Operators for the Hartford, Wisconsin plant.  Experience with Muller Martini 12-40 pocket machines or Goss 855's with 40 pocket capabilities are highly desirable.   Will consider candidates that have run other types of Saddle Stitch equipment as well.     

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Operate machine effectively and safely according to standards to ensure a quality product
  • Perform and document preventative and routine maintenance as needed or assigned
  • Make-ready the stacker, tiers, mail head, mail control
  • Make-ready and run all aspects of the saddle stitcher (pockets, gatherer, stitcher heads, in feed, trimmer, mail table and mail head, etc…)
  • Make-ready and run demographic and inkjet
  • Fill in for other master operators when needed
  • Assist other master operators with start-ups as possible when own line is down
  • Support material handlers during continuous and self-supported running (including mail-sacking, skid stacking, pocket filling, cover filling, etc.) and give work direction during downtime and clean-up
  • Read and understand binding instructions, mailing instructions, and support the BCS system
  • Ensure proper functioning of safety devices (i.e. guards, stop buttons)
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Perform additional tasks as needed or assigned

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skill in mechanics/mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to read and interpret binding / mailing instructions and operating / maintenance manuals
  • Knowledge of department safety practices
  • Good understanding of all Bindery functions/procedures
  • Good understanding of co-palletization process, demographics, and selective binding processes
  • Good understanding of primary causes and remedies for various quality problems
  • Ability to recognize, identify, analyze, and communicate problem situation and/or factors
  • Basic computer skills including a good understanding of BCS System
  • Willingness to move to other machines
  • Willingness to work overtime on unscheduled days
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills; both oral and written
  • Ability to work easily and productively with others and with minimal supervision
  • 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).  Other shift options may also be available
  • Essential functions of this job include the following: the ability to lift 10-15 pounds continuously, the ability to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movement, receive and follow instructions and use vision in order to identify defects

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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