Quad/Graphics Machine Operator - Offset Web First Press Operator, Offset First Pressman 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.

Offset First Press Operator Opportunity is knocking!

Are you mechanically inclined?

Do you:

  • Want an opportunity to be promoted based on performance?

  • Desire wages in-line with your experience?

  • Have previous manufacturing experience?

If you answered yes, it’s time for you to open that door!

We also have Walk in Wednesday from 8am-2pm. Stop by for a plant tour and immediate interview. Apply today, questions call 414-566-2196.

What’s in it for you?

Your ability to choose from compressed work schedules geared toward balancing work and family life:

3 and 4 day work week

  • 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

  • 12 hour weekend shift (either 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.), Fri, Sat, and Sun. This shift does not rotate and includes a $2.00 shift premium!

Great perks and benefits to eligible employees including:

  • Full service medical, dental, pharmacy and optical facilities (at select locations)

  • Onsite fitness and rehabilitation centers, wellness programs and onsite cafeteria

  • Opportunity to build retirement savings

  • Vacation and 9 paid holidays per year

  • Overtime paid over 40 hours per week

  • Weekly paychecks and more!

Is this role right for me?

To do this role, you will need to:

  • Have excellent mechanical and trouble shooting skills

  • Enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together

  • Have a desire to grow and move up – Don’t settle for the status quo!

  • Be a good team player with a can-do attitude

  • Be a good multitasker, working well under pressure and tight deadlines

  • Have good communication skills and be able to work well with a team

  • Be able to follow instructions and pay close attention to detail

  • Like technology, automation and be good with computers

What does a First Press Operator do?

First Press Operators wear many hats as they take full responsibility of the printed product. They are responsible for the set up and operation of press equipment, ensuring production of the highest quality product, while meeting company performance standards, customer specifications and delivery requirements. They plan, coordinate and monitor the work of the press crew, continuously monitoring quality and enforcing safety. They assist crew members in analyzing issues and help find innovative solutions to problems and look for opportunities to improve processes and outcomes. The First Press Operator must work well under pressure in a deadline driven environment. They play an essential role in the training and development of other pressroom employees.

The role is physically demanding. The work is done while standing. The job will include the ability to bend and lift 10-15 pounds continuously, ability to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally, perform repetitious tasks, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movement. The ability to perform basic math calculations is vital as is the ability to follow instructions and use vision in order to identify defects.

What do I need to qualify?

2-5 years previous printing/press room experience, including ability to web up press. Previous Offset First Press Operator experience is highly desired. Will consider applicants that have worked on other press types, including cold-set or heat set webs, gravure or sheet-fed.

On the job training is available to support continued development as a Press Operator.

The opportunity is here, are you ready to grab it? #QuadProud

We also have Walk In Wednesdays from 8am-2pm. Stop by for a plant tour and immediate interview. Find a career. Not a job. Apply today and save yourself time the date of the event. Questions, call 414.566.2196.

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.