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Available Printing Industry Jobs

The John Lawrence Group of Franklin, Michigan, works tirelessly to find qualified talent to fill many printing industry jobs for companies throughout the country. Below you will find the latest available job postings from some of our clients. Please feel free to contact us if you feel you meet the qualifications for any position below. Return to this page frequently for the latest updates!


General Manager / Direct Mail Expertise / Ohio

Our client, an Ohio-based 40-year-old provider of data and analytics management, printing, and mailing services is in need of a General Manager to lead its team of 10 reports. The client is well known in the industry for its excellence in commingling, and USPS mail program support. The company advises and executes data management and analysis programs that create, coordinate, and execute customer contact and direct marketing campaigns improving marketing results. Lettershop experience is helpful. The client enjoys sales in the 20 million + dollar range, employs 200+ professionals. Base salary $80,000 to $150,000. Very competitive benefits. Relocation assistance is available. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Binder / Stitcher Operators / Ohio

Our client, a very busy publications , catalog printer, enjoying sales in the $50 million plus range needs to add binder and stitcher operators to staff. 7:00 AM to 7 PM, and 7 PM to 7:00 AM Monday thru Friday. Both shifts need additions to staff due to growth. $22.00 to $25.00 per hour. Mueller, Bravo, Primo, experience of special interest. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com jlgcareer@gmail.com.

General Manager / South Texas

Our client, a Grand Format digital print and customized signage company is in need of a General Manager to direct the efforts of its 25 to 30 person team requirements include:

  • Scheduling work flow, motivating, and maintaining a productive and fast-paced atmosphere
  • Forecasting of materials needed for work orders
  • Setting expectations and goals while clearly communicating them to the production teams and holding the team members accountable in meeting those goals
  • Practice lean manufacturing, improving the quality and efficiency of our work by studying, evaluating and re-configuring processes
  • Recruiting, interviewing, training, evaluating and managing the performance of employees
  • GM: Business Development- Develop and implement growth opportunities
  • GM: Business Development- Implement a 2nd and/or 3rd shift in production
  • GM: Business Development- Establish and grow local and nationwide sales department
  • GM: Business Development -Oversee company website update and design
  • GM: Improving revenue stream and managing budgets

Qualifications Include:

  • 5+ years of experience in wide format digital print production
  • Knowledge of all production software
  • Knowledge in Pantone and color library
  • Knowledge of RIP software and digital printing procedures
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD software is preferable
  • Custom sign construction/manufacturing (aside from print production) experience is preferable
  • Strong knowledge of sign industry vinyl materials and substrates
  • Strong leadership skills - including communicating work flow, coaching, and disciplining staff
  • Recognition of the importance of continually improving the accuracy, timeliness, and cost efficiency of production processes
  • Self-motivated and confident in initiating and completing tasks from start to finish
  • Comfortable providing feedback to employees and holding expectations high while improving the pace and quality to keep up with the retail industry’s fast-paced demands
  • GM: Business Development - 5+ years of experience actively implementing the growth of a company’s client base through sales/marketing/website
  • GM: 5+ years of direct involvement with the research and development of the sign industry’s materials, products, and latest technologies
  • GM: 5+ years of experience in controlling budgets and optimizing expenses with the ultimate goal of increasing the bottom line

Salary $75,000 to $85,000 solid comprehensive benefits, relocation assistance available . Contact us about this opportunity at jlgcareer@gmail.com

Production Manager / Oklahoma

Our client a premier direct mail marketing and printing company is in need of a 5 to 8 year experienced Production Manager of its 5 PM to 5 AM night shift, directing the efforts of 50 to 60 in letter shop, binding operations. Very busy manufacturing environment. Candidate should have a working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, or other Continuous Improvement Programs. Good leadership team-building skills needed. Salary $80,000 to $90,000 . Solid benefits, 401K, relocation assistance. The plant employs over 300 team members. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com

Flexographic Press Operators / Illinois

Our client, a major packaging plant manufacturing flexible packaging solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical industry needs to add 2 flexographic printing press operators to their 2nd and 3rd shift. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience operating larger flexographic printing presses ( at least 20” ). Client uses a 40” , 8 color water based Central Impressions Press, PCMC Vision G. Operator must be able to match or detect difference between colors including shades of color and brightness. Plant is located approximately 50 miles Northwest of Chicago. $21.00 to $23.00 per hour. Solid benefits. Contact us about this opportunity at jlgcareer@gmail.com

Finishing 2nd Shift Supervisor

Our client, a major Midwest book printer experiencing growth, needs to add a 2nd shift finishing supervisor to its team (3:00 PM to 11:00 PM). Will be responsible for leading, managing, coordinating, and overseeing the day to day production and quality standards to maximize production efficiency and labor utilization. Solid benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, long term disability, 401K, and more. Salary range mid $60s to mid $70s plus sign-on bonus. Contact us about this opportunity at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Pressmen ( 2) / Cold Set Web/ Illinois

Our client, a commercial printer, about 30 miles Northwest of Chicago, needs to add 2 pressmen with solid experience with Goss HV and or Harris 1100 presses. Varied products produced, such as directories, general commercial, newspapers, and catalogs. Morning shift 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Must have a background in cold-set web production—$ 25.00 to $30.00 per hour. Medical insurance, paid vacation time, including 401k program and relocation assistance provided. Contact us about this opportunity at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Envelope Converter Adjusters / Virginia

Our client, a well-respected printer conducting business nationwide, located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, is continuing to grow and expand. The Envelope Adjuster is responsible for setup and operation of W+D 527 and/or W+D 102 Envelope Converters. The adjuster will also be able to independently perform job changes, to include window and size changes. The Envelope Adjuster is responsible for shift guidance of Envelope Machine Operators and is responsible for preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and cleaning of equipment and work area. The Envelope Adjuster is responsible for effectively meeting production goals to satisfy the demands of our clients and intra-company departments while upholding the highest level of quality and commitment. 2 to 5 years envelope adjuster experience needed. $20.00 to $26.00 per hour plus excellent benefits. Relocation expenses provided. Contact us about this opportunity at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Bindery Operators / Ohio

Our client, a successful and fast-growing, state of the art printing company located in Eastern Ohio, has a need for Finishing Stitcher Operators. Experience with inline mail on Muller or Goss equipment preferred. Openings on both day and night shifts, 7-7. Clean climate-controlled work environment with solid benefits. $22 - $24 per hour plus relocation allowance. Growth potential for the right candidate. Contact us about this opportunity at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Estimator / Suburban Chicago

Our client, a state of the art print facility located in Suburban Chicago, is seeking to add an estimator to staff. Should have EFI's Monarch experience, or a similar software program. The ideal candidate should have the following. Experience in sheet-fed printing, folding carton, and/or POP/POS display experience. Minimum of 5 years estimating experience. Experience with pre-press, pressroom, binder, folding/gluing, die-cutting, assembly. Must possess strong desktop dexterity, strong basic math skills, attention to detail. Must possess strong work ethic, stamina, and commitment to find solutions, meet deadlines. Must be a self-starter, driven to further own knowledge and improve assigned projects. Must possess strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task. Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills. College education preferred. Salary to $80,000. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Print Scheduler / Suburban Chicago 

Our client, a state of the art printer located in Suburban Chicago, is seeking to add a scheduler to staff. The Ideal candidate for Scheduler will Ensure that jobs are on and off press in a timely manner. Collect data for PrintFlow to confirm tasks are completed and checked off in system. Review job ticket for clarity. Review layout for best press conditions. Pre-stage plates and paper for press following schedule. Work with Project Managers to ensure PrintFlow links are properly created. Manages all aspects of press okays: study job-ticket, see that layout, copy, register and all criteria meet spec’s, ensuring color matches approved proof. Ensures all required workflow procedures are followed & documentation is completed & approved before jobs run. Coordinate downstream tasks after print. Promotes solid, productive relationships between the Pressroom and other departments. Salary to $80,000. Solid benefits. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Perfect Binder Operators / East Coast

Our client, a well established, state of the art, trade bindery located on the East Coast, is adding Perfect Binder Operators to its day shift. Kolbus experience preferred, but Muller Martini experience is also of great interest. $20.00 to $25.00 per hour, plus benefits. Long established stable client. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Envelope Adjusters / Minnesota

Our client, a well-established printing firm located in the Minneapolis Metro area, needs several envelope adjusters. All shifts were available. The Envelope Adjuster sets up, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains FL Smithe, and W&D envelope converting equipment to meet deadlines while reducing waste and ensuring quality and quantity goals are met. Responsibilities also include: Working closely with Machine Operators and Quality Control Coordinators to resolve problems, setting appropriate machine speeds, and determining when equipment shut down is necessary due to safety or poor quality. Entering job adjustment data into the Hagen system per job tickets and verifying accuracy of information. Setting up and hanging paper rolls to assist Material Handler; backing up machine operator for breaks as needed. Conducting a smooth transition between shifts to gain all information without interruption to production. Ordering necessary parts and coordinating with suppliers when maintenance is necessary. Providing training to the crew and other employees as needed. Maintaining a clean and safe work area. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required. $22.00 to $30.00 per hour pending experience. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Pressmen / Minnesota

Our client, a large well-established packaging plant located in the Minneapolis area, needs two additional press operators for their 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM shift. 3 / 4, 4/3 shift. Work every other weekend. Pressmen with Fusion 60” 59”, as well as PCMC 10 color, Infinity 1 and two press experience are of interest. Wide web press expertise of strong interest, but will consider pressmen with narrow web backgrounds. $28.25 per hour with shift premium, solid benefits, signing bonus of up to $1,000 available, and relocation assistance offered. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Project Managers / Suburban Chicago

Our client, a well-established, packaging and custom print company located in the Chicago area specializing in folding cartons, a point of sale, and high impact mailing solutions needs to add a couple of project managers to staff due to increased sales volume. Must have experience in printing or packaging plants, sheetfed expertise preferred. Some essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
•Manages production activity and coordinate customer service to ensure:
• Support for the customer, account service and salesperson
• Projects are efficiently and profitably managed through all phases
• Cohesive daily communication between the customer, account services, sales and manufacturing
• Written documentation for each phase will meet or exceed customers' requirements
• Manages multiple requests ranging from manufacturing obstacles, status checks, change of plans, or simple customer inquiries
• Manages significant percentage of company business at any given time by planning each stage of incoming jobs.
• Serves as customer advocate on all phases of projects, including planning, scheduling, quality assurance, security, & changing customer requirements.
• Prepares required documentation for all phases of the job, including but not limited to: job tickets, delivery receipts, vendor purchase orders, press chits, vendor credits, layouts, alteration estimates and change orders. Salary to $85,000 +/- Strong benefits. Contact us at jlgcareer@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 jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Carton Folding Operators/ East Coast

Our client, a well-established client, located on the East Coast with state of the art equipment, is experiencing explosive growth requiring additional talent. Candidates with Bobst Media Folder Gluer experience needed. 1st, 2nd shift opportunities. $23.00 to $30.00 per hour pending shift. Both shifts offer lots of overtime if interested. Contact us at jlgcareer@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, 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 jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Press Operators / Sheet / Web / Minnesota

Our client wants to add press operators to staff. 6 PM to 6 AM rotating shift, either 2 and three days, or 3 and four days, depending on the department. $23 to $25 per hour plus $1.00 shift differential. Those experienced with Harris M 1000 (6 colors), Sanden Quantum UV (8 and ten colors), and Drent Goebel Vision (10 colors) experience preferred. The client is a major, multi-plant national printer heavily involved in the production of direct mail. Solid benefits. Relocation assistance is available for qualified professionals. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

Production Manager / Direct Mail Expertise / Ohio

Our client, an Ohio-based 40-year-old provider of data and analytics management, printing, and mailing services, is in need of a Production Manager to lead its team of 10 reports. The client is well known in the industry for its excellence in commingling and USPS mail program support. The company advises and executes data management and analysis programs that create, coordinate, and execute customer contact and direct marketing campaigns, improving marketing results. The client enjoys sales in the 20 million + dollar range. , employs 200+ professionals. Base salary $85,000 to $90,000, Very competitive benefits. Relocation assistance is available. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.