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FT General Laborer

Apply Job ID 22404 Date posted May. 12, 2022 Location Lufkin, Texas Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


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! 

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

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.

The Lufkin facility is a web offset plant dedicated to the production of retail advertising inserts. The Lufkin location is 175,000 square feet in size and climate controlled. 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, federal and state governments along with best practices and recommendations from our healthcare subsidiary, QuadMed.


Position Overview:

The General Laborer will remove printed materials from the press, stack/count bundles and perform tasks such as cleaning or changing press equipment for a new run. The General Laborer will be part of a printing crew and will support all functions, as needed.

  • Safely removes printed materials from the press line and stacks bundles neatly onto skids.
  • Conducts a quality check of printed material and counts bundles accurately.
  • Handles basic set up of piece scales, resetting the typing machine and troubleshooting stackers.
  • Performs press duties such as webbing up the press, changing ink, hanging plates, changing and cleaning blankets, cleaning up ink, oil or water spills, as assigned.
  • Assists Press Assistant 1 (Rolltender) with basic duties and may train to operate the splicer, assist with restocking materials in the work area, cleaning ovens and spills, wiping down press units and cleaning the water tank behind the press.
  • Reads run information and ensures stacking patterns for the product on skid comply with instructions.
  • Follows all safety regulations and helps maintain a clean and orderly work area.

Required Qualifications:

  • This position also requires the ability to (1) bend and lift 25 pounds continuously, (2) lift up to 70 pounds occasionally, (3) stand long hours and (4) use hands and wrists continuously.
  • The ability to perform basic math calculations is essential.
  • Good verbal and written comprehension skills are a must, including communication proficiency in English.  
  • Good mechanical aptitude, ability to read, understand and follow binder guides.
  • Ability to train and direct crew, self-motivated.
  • Excellent attendance record, satisfactory job performance in current position, excellent safety record and work habits, positive attitude and team player (able to work with others).
  • Able to work any shift and work overtime as needed.
  • 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).  

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

This opening is eligible for the employee referral program. If the program criteria are met, employees who refer candidates to this job may be paid a bonus.


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