Available Opportunities

Senior Print & Packaging Recruiter helping individuals advance in their career within the Print & Packaging industries and helping company clients find skilled Printing / Packaging professionals.

Specializing In - General Commercial / Large Format POP / Direct Marketing / Digital Print / Strategic Sourcing / Catalog Pubs / Packaging / Labels

**Please reach out if you are looking for a role in the Print & Packaging space.**

Mailing Manager / Florida

A leading printing and mailing company established since 1959. We are a full-service graphic communications company that offers solutions from concept to delivery. Our services include photography and design support, prepress and printing services, die-cutting and structural design, mailing services, fulfillment and distribution, asset management, web-based print solutions, 1-to-1 marketing, and variable direct mail. As a Variable Data Printing operator, you would be using specialized industry-supported software to write logic and precisely lay out variable and static elements on print production pieces in accordance with customer specifications.

Scope:

· Manage, plan and oversee all mailing services to meet and exceed client expectations in the most profitable and efficient manner. Work with all CSR’s, Sales Representatives and other Production Managers to ensure efficient team support and execution.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Report on mailroom activities on a regular basis to the manager, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of relevant (KPI) key performance indicators for job by job as well as overall department performance.

· Must be familiar with mailing machines, Inserters, Inkjet, tabbing machines, and other.

· Ensure that maximizes all postal discounts.

· Direct and schedule all black and white imaging off laser printers as needed.

· Ability to read and understand job tickets for specific instructions.

· Maintain a neat, organized and safe work area.

· Stage and maintain organized workflow of materials.

· Learn and become proficient with company systems and processes.

· Learn product and client knowledge in a timely manner.

· Ensure inventory levels of mailing supplies, from USPS trays and sleeves to inks, tabs and other.

· Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.

· Excellent organizational skills a must.

· Coordinate all logistics to and from post office with shipping manager.

· Ensure all pallets and documents are properly prepared for processing and distributions.

· Work with resident (in-house) USPS clerk to ensure efficient clearing of the postal paper work.

· Oversee and schedule two shifts around the clock operations as needed.

· “Make it happen” attitude while managing overtime and costs.

· Participate in daily and other meetings as needed to support project planning and production needs.

· Accuracy, quality control, proofing and project real time audits must be maintained and documented.

· Stay current with all permits, licensing and postage regulations as needed.

· Support USPS programs like Informed Delivery Tracking and others.

· Able to effectively navigate USPS tools and applications.

· PC and postal software knowledge.

· Ensure that shop floor data collection is supported and executed by the team.

· Ensure all equipment is effectively and regularly maintained in sound operating conditions.

· Record keeping including placing samples and all information into job jacket, and filing artwork using the unique archiving system that you must develop.

· Able and willing to work overtime hours, longer days and weekends when needed.

· Physically able to stand, bend and lift 25 pounds.

· Embrace, promote and display a respectful, professional and friendly demeanor at all times.

Skills and Experience Required:

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in mail shop environment.

· Minimum of 3 years in supervising or managing such environments.

· A general working knowledge of the entire mailing process, from operations to preparation to delivery to the post office.

· Operating functions of inserters and other mailing equipment.

· Full understanding of - Tray, sleeve, seal, weigh, affix postage, and dispatch all mail/packages in accordance with postal regulations.

· Knowledge of USPS all related regulations.

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

· Able and willing to coach and develop others.

· Counsel employees as needed.

· Exemplary customer care skills, pleasant and professional.

· Excellent organization and administrative skills.

· Sound computer skills with the ability to learn new systems.

· Bi-Lingual – English / Spanish.

Mailroom Coordinator / Pennsylvania

Our client, a premier full service commercial printer and direct mail  printing firm is seeking to add to staff a Mailroom Coordinator

Essential Functions:

Process and cleanse data for use in direct mail campaigns and other distribution methods. This position requires the processing of digital data through strict adherence to company policy, USPS regulations and other regulations where they might apply (e.g. HIPAA).

Education / Experience

Associate's degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or a minimum of 2 years’ experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience completing postal documentation, processing postage payments, and scheduling mail entry. Must have strong knowledge of Postal Regulations.

Contact us about this opportunity at abbottrecruiter@gmail.com

ken.becker5659@gmail.com

Commercial Sheet Fed Press Operator / Ohio

Our client a full service manufacturer of commercial print, business forms and checks is looking for an experienced commercial sheet fed press operator  to join their team.

The shifts are 3pm-1am 4 days a week or 3pm-11pm 5 days a week

Must have experience with Sakurai, Heidelberg, Komori experience.

Pay is tailored to meet your needs with relocation assistance and great benefits.

Please contact us at 

abbottrecruiter@gmail.com

ken.becker5659@gmail.com

Komori Press Operator / Ohio / Colorado

The head pressman’s role is to operate a heat set printing press and produce quality product, administer crew leadership. 



List and rank in order of importance each job responsibility and duty:

  1. Must follow safety policies and procedures.

  2. The head pressman’s primary function is to run the press and produce the highest quality work possible in a timely manner, while controlling make ready and running waste  .

  3. The head pressman is responsible for quality of the printed product he /she produces ( ink densities color match to proofs, registration and squareness of folds and laps and overall print quality inspect signatures for marking that may come from fold ,sheeter  and or stacker or belting)

  4. must save all required samples on each press run and tag as specified  ( 1 per thousand press pulls and trimmed copies , in house, sales and  customer samples )

  5. Ability to read and understand job tickets and written instruction  to insure proper stocks and inks are used and the job is ran to proper cutoffs to finish and any special instruction are listed in job ticket.

  6. Must focus on development of crew leadership and training of new or advanced crew members the head pressman is responsible for all production and quality turned on his / her shift with a given crew this makes it important to train and develop all crew member.

  7. Must understand and follow all SOP’S.

  8. Knowledge of piece weight scales to deliver accurate counts at the finish of each press run.

  9. All paper wok must be filled out correct and accurate PSI and daily shift report must reflect matching times and numbers ,skid tags in detail for form number ,version ID and proper counts, larger runs must have a manual skid sheet filled out to record amount of skids produced and count on each skid to prevent over run of product .

  10. The head pressman will perform preventive maintenance on press equipment with the help of delegating tasks to crew members at hand; the head pressman will fill out maintenance request form and turn them in to department manager.

  11. General cleaning of press area and press must be performed on each shift.

  12. Press log book (information of maintenance performed , rollers and blankets that have been changed  and PM’S that may have been preformed on that shift )


   

Minimum qualifications required:

Some computer skills, ability to read and understand written instructions, must be quality and production driven with ability to lead crew members.


Experience: Ability to perform off bearer and second pressman’s duties and general concept of press operation.

Education/Training:  High school diploma or GED.

Mailroom Operator / Colorado / Florida / Virginia / Pennsylvania

We are a leader in the print communication industry providing state of the art print production and fulfillment. We are recognized as a one of the top 300 nationwide commercial printers offering direct mail and marketing services.

Job Summary

In this essential role, the Machine Operator will successfully coordinate and prioritize all aspects of the production process with substantial focus on producing a finished printed product of superior quality, rapidly and efficiently. Our ideal candidate will be an energetic go-getter who excels in a fast-paced environment, and is seeking an opportunity to learn, develop, and advance within the company. This is a second shift position, 5-days per week. Seasonal overtime will be required. Ask about available relocation assistance for the right highly-qualified candidate.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Reviews production order details to determine job specifications and schedule

  • Sets-up and operates production mailing equipment (camera-based inserters, UV inkjet addressing lines, swing-arm inserters)

  • Helps other Operators with set-up and operation of other equipment

  • Uses a pallet jack or forklift to move raw materials and finished jobs

  • Loads and unloads material from machines

  • Inspects materials and products for quality

  • Makes adjustments and performs basic maintenance

  • Keeps a clean and organized work area at all times

  • Cross-trains in other areas and continues learning new and improved processes to increase knowledge and understanding of print industry

  • Works with management and production team to set, measure, and achieve productivity goals

  • Follows OSHA safety requirements

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience operating intelligent mailing production equipment

  • Ideal candidate is familiar with W&D, Buhrs, Kern, Flowmaster, Kirk-Rudy and/or other similar camera-aided inserting systems. Experience with election ballot mail a plus.

  • Must have a positive and enthusiastic attitude

  • Must be a motivated, self-starter who is eager to learn, grow, and seek promotion within the company

  • Must be organized, mechanically inclined, and detail oriented

  • Must be able to follow written instructions and documented procedures

  • Must have intermediate knowledge of and be comfortable with computers and software

  • Must be able to work with a sense of urgency to maintain production requirements

  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and re-stack up to 50lbs throughout shift

  • Willingness and ability to work overtime

Benefits

  • Competitive wage commensurate with experience

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Medical & dental insurance

  • Long term disability

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid holidays

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Bindery Operator / Pennsylvania

Our client a marketing partner specializing in commercial printing, direct mail and digital communication services is looking to add experienced Bindery Operators to it's team.

Duties include: 

  • Set up and run jobs on equipment

  • Run job after approval and make sure job is up to standard

  • Ensures materials are accurate keeping material in sequence and consistent with customer specifications

  • Self-motivated and aware of quality control

  • Follows management direction/instructions, able to provide quality feedback, operating suggestions and doesn’t require constant oversight

  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned by a supervisor/manager.

Must have two years experience with:

Diecutting & Scoring Equipment

Saddle Binding & Collating

Scoring and Folding

Trimming

Custom Finishing

The three shifts are available. 8 HR shifts from 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am


Pay is $22-$28 an hour with relocation assistance and benefits.

Please Contact Us At abbottrecruiter@gmail.com

ken.becker5659@gmail.com

 

Stitcher Operator / Indiana

Our client, a well-established printer located in Indiana, needs several


Stitcher Operators due to expanded growth. Candidates with Goss, Heidelberg, and Perfect Binding experience are of great interest.


2nd shift available. $15.00 to $18.00 per hour plus a $3.00 shift premium.


Contact us at abbottrecruiter@gmail.com

ken.becker5659@gmail.com

Press Operators / Web / Indiana

Our client, a well-established web printer very involved in producing publications and catalogs for the past 90 years, is continuing to grow and must add pressmen to staff on all three shifts.


Experience with any of the following presses is of interest. Goss Sunday 2000, Goss Sunday 4000, Mark 15 (Hantscho), Heidelberg Web 8, Toshiba, and Dauphin (DGM) cold-set press. Junior and senior experienced pressmen of interest.

Hourly rate will be tailored to the experience level and is quite generous. Very solid, all-inclusive benefits. Relocation assistance is available if needed. Located on the Indiana, Ohio border South of Fort Wayne.

Contact us at abbottrecruiter@gmail.com

ken.becker5659@gmail.com

 

Heatset Press Operator / New Jersey / New York / Pennsylvania / Ohio / Wisconsin

Our client, an award-winning publication printer specializing in trade and business publications producing daily, weekly and monthly newspapers and magazines.

Has immediate opening for experienced, quality conscious press operators with heat-set skills.


Rotoman experience a plus. Must have expert knowledge of problem solving on press and quality assurance techniques to maximize print quality and minimize waste.

The pay is $25-$27 an hour with shift premiums for 2nd and 3rd shift.


Contact us at

abbottrecruiter@gmail.com 

ken.becker5659@gmail.com

Saddle Stitcher Operator / New Jersey 

Our client, an award-winning publication printer specializing in trade and business publications producing daily, weekly and monthly newspapers and magazines.

Looking for a dependable, self motivated individual with strong mechanical aptitude.


Will be responsible to set up and run Muller Martini Saddle Stitcher. Much have a desire to take initiative and continuously improve. The right person will be able to lead in a team environment, multitask and have the ability to work in a high volume fast paced bindery.

Pay is $24-$25 an hour with great benefits.

Contact us at abbottrecruiter@gmail.com

ken.becker5659

1st and 2nd Press Operators / New Jersey

Our client, an award-winning publication printer specializing in trade and business publications producing daily, weekly and monthly newspapers and magazines.

Seeking experienced, quality conscious, production oriented press operators with heatset or cold-web skills.


Goss, DGM or Rotoman experience a plus.  Qualifications include high school diploma or equivalent, mechanical and color aptitude.

Pay is tailored to meet your needs with great benefits.

Please contact us at abbottrecruiter@gmail.com

ken.becker5659@gmail.com

Bindery Stitcher Operator / Ohio

Our client, A nationally-recognized leader in the print production of high-quality niche publications and catalogs is seeking experienced Bindery Stitcher Operators.

Experience setup and operate Goss Saddlestitchers, Muller Martini Saddlestitchers, Prima, Bravo, and Sitma machines is a must.

The pay is $17-$27 an hour with great benefits, relocation assistance, and a sign on bonus.

Shifts are 12 hour shifts 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am

Please contact us at abbottrecruiter@gmail.com

ken.becker5659@gmail.com

Printing Supervisor Bindery / Ohio

Our client, A nationally-recognized leader in the print production of high-quality niche publications and catalogs is seeking experienced Bindery Supervisor.

They are looking to add an experienced Bindery Supervisor to take a 2nd shift and be in charge of around 35-40 employees.

The salary is tailored to meet your needs with great benefits, relocation assistance, and a sign on bonus.

Please contact us at 

abbottrecruiter@gmail.com

ken.becker5659@gmail.com

Perfect Binding Operator / Ohio

Our client, A nationally-recognized leader in the print production of high-quality niche publications and catalogs is seeking experienced Perfect Binding Operators.

The pay is up to $30 an hour based off experience with perfect binding equipment.

The shifts are 12 hours shifts (7am-7pm and 7pm-7am)

Please contact us at 

abbottrecruiter@gmail.com

ken.becker5659@gmail.com

Flexo Press Operator / Ohio / Texas / Tennessee / Oklahoma / Connecticut / Georgia / North Carolina / Missouri / California / Utah / Virginia / Michigan / Montana / Minnesota 

We are one of the country’s largest label converters serving customers nationwide from our 15 locations.

As a Press Operator, you will operate a flexographic printing press engaged in the production of printed products in a safe and efficient manner. This includes the set-up of plates, dies, inks, and coatings as specified in the work ticket. In addition, you will complete quality checks to ensure that the printed product meets all functional requirements. In this position, you will also load substrates onto the press and record all required production data into the shop floor data collection system. As needed, you will be required to mount or strip plates, make inks, wash up press components, and complete basic housekeeping and preventive maintenance tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform typical press operations to support production department.

  • Review job ticket and work with Press Helper to ensure job is set up properly on the press per required specifications and job notes (ink, dies, stock, plates).

  • Run the job setup on the press and log data related to the job setup in the system.

  • Run the job per specifications and log when completed, noting material used, etc.

  • While running the press, review printed rolls for quality and consistency related to all aspects of the labels including color registration and die cut.

  • Following completion of the job, move finished roll to finishing department and breakdown and clean machine in preparation for the next job.

  • Communicate with Shift Supervisor and/or Production Manager regarding any issues with the labels and dies.

  • Ensure proper data collection for each job, including job notes on material and time variance.

  • Perform basic troubleshooting of the press along with the Press Helper and Supervisor.

  • Maintain the work area and machines in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed company policies and safety regulations.

  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities and participate in training when offered or needed.

  • Additional duties as required.

Requirements:
Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • At least three years press or printing related production experience.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good communication skills.

  • Must be proactive and detail oriented to catch problems or inconsistencies and bring them to managements attention.

  • Good organization skills to manage multiple different labels each day.

  • Knowledge of press operation and basic troubleshooting.

  • Should be mechanically inclined to grasp the basics of press operation and maintenance.

Kluge Operator / Florida

Set up, operate and maintain a Polar 115 or 137 cutters to cut paper and custom manufactured print for high-end clients.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Review job ticket specifications to determine exact needs for the job at hand and next operation in the production sequence.

· Measure precisely to determine incremental cutting positions from gripper and guide.

· Program cutting positions in proper order into computer memory.

· Examine / quality control inspect cut material for any imperfections and adjust computer program and clamp pressures as needed.

· Off-load / Stack finished or pre-finished material from the cutter bed and stack on pallets for shipment to the customer or next operation; following specific job ticket instructions.

· Record job information on load tags and time sheets; enter data collection as needed.

· Change knives and lubricate machine as needed as recommended by manufacturers specifications.

· Maintain the display and support of high standards in productivity and quality of work.

· All other duties as so assigned.

SKILLS, ABILITIES, WORKING CONDITIONS

· High school graduate or equivalent.

· Perform basic mathematical calculations.

· Ability to read and understand written and verbal instructions (English), Job Jackets, press imposition and ruled-up sheets.

· Must be mechanically inclined.

· Must have basic electronic and computer keyboard knowledge.

· Stand and walk 95% of the time. (Safety shoes required. Company participates in cost).

· Extensive lifting of 40” press sheets and bending actions.

· Physically capable of lifting up to 50lbs (Back braces provided upon request).

· Manufacturing environment with noise exposure to varying levels (Hearing protection provided).

· Ability to direct fellow crew members and QC helper in the overall operation involved in the job.

· Continually seek ways to improve workflow and personal skill sets.

· Display and maintain a professional, positive and respectful attitude to all associates at all times.

· Bi-Lingual is a plus.