Quad/Graphics $16 per hour Flat Cutter Operator in Pewaukee, 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.

Quad/Graphics Full-Time Flat Cut Operator, Pewaukee, WI

Careers across Quad/Graphics are defined by a rich legacy of passionate people driven by innovation and motivated to find a better way. Fueled by 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 entry level wage of $16 per hour (will pay more with experience), 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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for cutting covers, forms, and other miscellaneous materials.

  • The ability to set-up cutters, including programming the computer.

  • The ability to operate cutters.

  • The ability to understand job tickets (must get supervisor’s approval on cut).

  • The ability to stand 12 hours on cement floors 3-4 days per week with

a 7-on rotation during the year, with mandatory overtime as per production


  • The ability to fill out the necessary paperwork.

  • The ability to follow the daily schedule.

  • The ability to clean-up area.

  • The ability to perform preventive maintenance (changing the knives)


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.

  • 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.

  • Past bindery experience (at least one year) is preferred.

  • Good math and fraction ability.

  • Excellent reading skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Past flat cutter experience is a plus.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize job need.

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

Shift Information

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

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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