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Saddle Stitch Operator

Apply Job ID 23276 Date posted Sep. 16, 2022 Location Sussex, Wisconsin Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


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. This includes guided vehicles (driverless fork trucks) and world-class digital 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.

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Questions, call Cori at 414.566.2182

At Quad, you’ll begin at a competitive starting wage ranging from $22.50-$27.00 / hour depending on your experience level, with immediate opportunities to advance – driving you to be better than yesterday.  

We offer support at every step of your career with on-site healthcare facilities, 401(k) retirement savings, paid holidays and vacations, and many more great benefits.  

You’ll proudly wear Quad blue and stand shoulder to shoulder with the team that’s transforming an industry. Your work matters at Quad.

Position Overview:

Quad is seeking Saddle Stitch Operators for the Sussex, Wisconsin plant.  Experience with Goss 855, 2200, and/or 2500 is 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 machines 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, and mail control.
  • Make ready and run all aspects of the saddle stitcher (pockets, gatherer, stitcher heads, in feed, trimmer, mail table, 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 your 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.


  • 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 the 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 situations and/or factors
  • Basic computer skills including a good understanding of the 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).  

Essential functions of this job include the following: the ability to lift 10-20 pounds continuously, the ability to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand for 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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