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Quad/Graphics Saddle Stitch Operator in Hartford, Wisconsin

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.

At Quad, you’ll begin at a competitive starting wage ranging from $19.75-$26.00/ hour depending on your experience level, with immediate opportunities to advance – driving you to be better than yesterday. Additionally, earn up to 10% more of your base wage and overtime pay through an incentive program that rewards productivity, safety and product quality.

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 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

We also have Walk In Wednesdays from 8am - 2pm. Stop on by for a tour and immediate interview. For questions call 414-566-2196.

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 also available other than the traditional one mentioned above.

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/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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