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Saddle Stitch Operator

Company: Quad
Location: Delafield
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

As a global marketing experience company, Quad's goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven integrated marketing and manufacturing platform to streamline solutions for our clients, reduce friction and enhance their marketing spend effectiveness. We've built a rich legacy by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and to take charge of their own success. Whether an operator, sales rep, a graphic artist or a clinician, we're all driven to perform at our best- for ourselves and our clients. At our core, we're a company that believes we can always create a better way.
Descriptions & Qualifications - External Quad is currently hiring Essential Workers who want to make a difference - Imagine more than you have today. Your career starts here. Be greater than you thought possible and reap the rewards of your success and growth. We are in the business of developing people. Promotions are based on your performance - You are in charge of your career! At Quad wages for Saddle Stitch Operators are between $22.50 - $29.50/hr. depending on experience. You have immediate opportunities to advance - driving you to be better than yesterday. As your career progresses, there are multiple upward paths available, as we are continuously looking for our next group of leaders to excel within the organization. One of Quad's largest mega plants and world headquarters is located in Sussex, WI. Sussex has been rated one of the "Best Places to Raise Kids" and is one of the top school systems in Southeastern Wisconsin. Sussex has outstanding parks, trails, and golf courses and is nestled in between the two largest cities in the state, Milwaukee, and Madison. The Sussex plant is just over 1.7 million square feet in size, CLIMATE CONTROLLED, and home to innovative equipment and technology. Our employees and their families have access to a nearby medical clinic, and onsite fitness center, as well as many recreational outdoor activities like sand volleyball, baseball, and basketball courts which are free for employees and their families to enjoy. We offer competitive pay, health, dental, pharmacy, and life insurance, 401k, vacation, and other great benefits. Quad is a Wisconsin-based company, which is among the largest magazine and direct-mail printers in the U.S. Our company leverages its strong print foundation as part of a much larger, robust integrated marketing services platform that helps marketers and content creators improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their marketing spend across offline and online media channels. Quad is closely following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and implementing processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, customers, and communities. We follow CDC and local health authorities, and federal and state governments along with best practices and recommendations from our healthcare subsidiary, QuadMed. BE YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY. BE SOMETHING GREATER. BE QUAD. Position Overview: Quad is seeking Saddle Stitch Operators for the Sussex, Wisconsin plant. Experience with Goss 855, 2200, and/or 2500 is 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 machines 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, and mail control.
  • Make ready and run all aspects of the saddle stitcher (pockets, gatherer, stitcher heads, in feed, trimmer, mail table, 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 your 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, and 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. 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 the 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 situations and/or factors
    • Basic computer skills including a good understanding of the BCS System
    • Willingness to move to other machines
    • Willingness to work overtime on unscheduled days
    • Good organizational and time management skills
    • Effective 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). Essential functions of this job include the following: the ability to lift 10-20 pounds continuously, the ability to lift up to seventy pounds occasionally, stand for long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movement, receive and follow instructions and use vision in order to identify defects.

      We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

      Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging - a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

      Drug-Free Workplace

Keywords: Quad, Milwaukee , Saddle Stitch Operator, Other , Delafield, Wisconsin

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