Quad/Graphics General Manufacturing (Full-Time) in Hartford, Wisconsin

Printers to the core, Quad/Graphics’ manufacturing employees take pride in being the best at putting ink on paper for our clients. We work in a fast-paced environment focused on getting quality work out the door and into the hands of consumers. Though physically demanding, the work is rewarding and you’ll excel if you thrive on rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done.

Entry level starting wage - $13-$13.75/hr. Opportunity to start at $14/hr. in an Accelerated Career Training Program!

Are you looking for a company that can provide you with both a challenging and rewarding career?

If you are, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Quad/Graphics prides itself on having a grow from within philosophy where employees are provided the opportunity to learn in their roles and grow within the company. Our Accelerated Career Training programs for our Press and Finishing employees help develop motivated individuals into skilled Operators with progressive wage increases. Earnings can increase to $16/hr. in one year while you learn on the job.

We are currently seeking full time General Manufacturing Employees to grow with us! A general manufacturing position includes the opportunity to learn the printing process from the ground up and advance in a progressive environment. In this position you will assist in the creation of various well know magazines/catalogs/newspaper inserts and other related products in either our Press or Finishing areas. Finishing includes both Bindery and Material Handler (Forklift Driver) positions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Remove product from the end of the printing press or finishing machine.

  • Work with loose and/or completed product by stacking onto pallets, transferring to tables & placing into a collator hopper or into mail bags.

  • Move product/skids with a hand jack, motorized Raymond (Big Joe) lift or Forklift (training provided).

  • Servicing of press and finishing machines to move product throughout the plant

  • Maintain accurate inventory of product with the use of an on board PC and RF bar coding system

  • Loading and unloading of finished product and materials from semi-trailers and auto-wrapper using a forklift.

  • Comply with all quality, safety and work rules and regulations.

  • Effectively communicate with team members.

  • Assist other crew members with various duties including webbing up of the press and/or special handwork in order to meet customer requests.

  • Follow all clean-up and housekeeping procedures

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have or be able to do the following:

  • Must be at least 18-years of age or older

  • Factory, Manufacturing or other work experience where mechanical or handwork was necessary is preferred, such as laborer, machinist, assembly, bindery, mechanic, warehouse etc.

  • Printing, Finishing (Bindery) or Warehouse experience is preferred.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Ability to write and read measurements.

  • Ability to read, understand and follow both written and verbal instructions.

  • The ability to use a computer

  • The ability to use repetitive hand/wrist movement

  • Ability to lift stacks of end boards or banding strap rolls (30 -60lbs) as needed

  • Ability to adjust stacker using a touch screen

  • Ability to use a vibrating jogging table

  • The ability to take stacks of loose signatures or bundles ranging (5-30 lbs.) off a pallet or conveyor up to 48” in height and transfer to table top work surface 42”, and then place into a collator hopper or mail bags that potentially weigh from 5-75 lbs.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize job need.

  • Ability to be a team player in a fast paced, detail orientated production environment.

  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently

Multiple Shift Options that fit your lifestyle and needs

  • 12 hour rotating shifts (either 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.) including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. working 3 - 4 days a week,

  • 8 hour shifts (either 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. or 11 p.m. - 7 a.m.), Mon - Fri, these shifts do not rotate

  • 12 hour weekend shift (either 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.), Fri, Sat, and Sun, these shifts do not rotate

  • 2-2-3 12 hr. shift (either 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.), working 3 to 4 days per week, and having every other weekend off (two on, two off, three on, two off, two on, three off etc.) includes days, nights, holidays and weekends. This shift does rotate from days to night or nights to days.

  • Optimal 12 hr. shift (either 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. – 7 a.m., working 3 to 4 days per week and have weekends off (Tuesday-Thursday day and every other Monday or Monday-Wednesday night and every other Thursday. This shift does rotate from days to night or nights to days.

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.

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. Visit Working at Quad on our Inside Quad site for more information.