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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!


Plant Manager / Arkansas

Our client, a well established, commercial printer employing 65 to 75 team members, requires a Plant Manager to direct all manufacturing efforts in their plant. Will have 8 direct reports including, Press, Pre-Press, Design, Bindery, Shipping, Wide Format, Mailing, and Fulfillment. Will be responsible for overseeing all quality programs, ensuring that top quality work is being produced consistently, and meet OSHA guidelines. Will also be responsible for implementing and managing Lean initiatives including Value Stream, Mapping, 6S, standard, and quality process improvements. Having an entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic a plus. $80,000 to $100,000 salary, plus bonus and benefits. Relocation assistance is available. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com


Director of Production / South Florida

Our client, a premier printer located in South Florida, is seeking to add a production manager to staff. The Director of Production is responsible for establishing and maintaining profitable relationships with customers on behalf of the company by taking personal and complete responsibility for each customer contact and by ensuring all customer requirements are completely met. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the internal representative of our organization conveying to the customer a sense of expertise in our print management services and capabilities and as an external key educator to our customers. Will direct a staff of 7 account managers. $70,000 to $90,000, pending experience, along with competitive benefits, and relocation assistance. Contact us about this opportunity jlgcareer@gmail.com 


Press And Bindery Talent / South Michigan

Our client, a digital / offset / flexographic printer located on the Michigan / Indiana border, is adding an additional second shift. The plant produces publications, promotional pieces, and varied other commercial products. A wide variety of experienced talent is needed. Flexographic press operators, digital press operators, gluer operators, die cutter operators, stitcher operators, etc. 3 to 5 years experience on any of the following equipment desired. Heidelberg Speedmasters, HP Indigo 5600 digital presses, Sugano die cutters, Polar trimmers, Mark Andy. Hourly rates will vary pending experience, but all are very competitive. Solid benefits. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com

 
Customer Service Rep / Maryland

Fast-paced plant in the Baltimore area experiencing solid growth needs to add a CSR to its team. Solid verbal and written communication skills needed. Experience in a printing plant or a trade bindery required. Mechanical aptitude required. Comprehensive benefits. $40,000 to $50,000 pending experience. Contact us at  jlgcareer@gmail.com

 
Bindery Supervisors / East Coast

Our client, a major, well-respected trade bindery, is in need of bindery supervisors on day shift, 20 employees, and night shift 15 employees. The position requires strong mechanical aptitude, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong written, verbal communication skills. Must have bindery supervisor experience. Job shop experience a plus Health, dental, vision insurance. Retirement plan $50,000 to $60,000 pending experience. Contact us at  jlgcareer@gmail.com

 
Purchasing Agents / Minnesota

Our client, a major, multi-plant printer of direct mail, needs to add a purchasing agent and purchasing coordinator at their corporate office/plant. Ideal candidates will be degreed, with 5+ years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment, printing plant experience preferred. Should have paper buying experience and knowledge of paper products. Must have excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills. Should be proficient in MS Office Suite. This is a day position offering a salary of $50,000 to $65,000, solid benefits, and relocation package. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com

 
Bindery Supervisors / Missouri 

Our client, a very busy softcover book plant, operating 24/7, with perfect binding and stitching capabilities, needs to add two bindery supervisors to its 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM night shift. Will lead, mentor and supervise 40 to 50 employees engaged in binding, stitching, collating, ink jetting, distribution, and fulfillment. Professionals with high-quality publication, or book manufacturing experience are preferred, but will consider others. Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, or other Continuous Improvement programs a plus. $55,000 to $70,000 plus straight overtime, generous relocation, and benefits package provided. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

 
Mail Supervisor / 2nd Shift Northeast

Our client, a large independently owned, commercial printer, printing via heat-set web, sheet-fed, small and large format digital, needs to add a mailing supervisor to its 4:00 PM to midnight shift. Will direct all mail efforts of 5 full-time employees, and up to 10 temps. Candidates should be well versed in mailing ( inserting and ink-jetting) operations, postal regulations, and be familiar with BCC Software. $70,000 to $75,000, solid benefits, 401K match, and relocation assistance available. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

 
Bindery Supervisor / Suburban Atlanta

Our client, a well established direct mail, commercial, and catalog sheet-fed printer, needs an afternoon bindery supervisor to direct its 10 to 12 person afternoon shift. Will be responsible for supervising and coordinating jobs with bindery team members based on the production schedule. Will oversee bindery operations, and verify printed material to ensure conformance with job specifications. Must be able to meet stringent deadlines, be well organized, and computer literate. Need solid verbal and written communication skills. Compensation in the low to high $50s range, solid benefits, and relocation assistance if needed. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

 
Digital Prepress Specialist / Southeastern Michigan

Our client, a multi-plant, multi-million dollar printer, is seeking to add to staff a variable data mail programmer that will be responsible for preparing files for digital print on laser and wide format printers. Will manipulate data and variable images of personalized print to produce proofs and production runs. Must be proficient on Mac/ PC computers, and graphic programs such as Illustrator, In-Design, Quark Xpress, Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. Experience with Pageflex, Print Shop Mail, Xerox, VIPP, or Direct Smile would be a plus. Knowledge of U.S.P.S. regulations, as well as BCC Postal Software experience most helpful. $55,000 to $70,000 pending experience . Relocation assistance is available. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

 
Personalization Production Manager / Twin Cities

Our client, a major producer of direct mail products, seeks to add an Assistant Production Manager to its team. Candidates sought should have at least three years of proven supervisory, management experience, along with at least seven years of manufacturing, production experience. Should have knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, and be proficient in Microsoft Office. USPS mail preparation experience preferred. Will be responsible for mentoring and directing department supervisors, establishing standards of performance, and managing responsibilities and accountabilities. Flexible salary range pending experience, solid benefits, and relocation assistance provided if needed. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.

 
Equipment Technician / Minnesota

Our client, a major, multi-plant, printer of direct mail, needs to add two equipment technicians to its team. 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM shift.
The Equipment Technician ensures machines are running at peak efficiency through proper set-up, adjustment, preventative maintenance, and minor mechanical repairs.
Responsibilities also include:
Work from testing schedules, samples, and instructions to set-up, run, and operate selective inserters. Coordinate with Inventory Control that adequate material is available for assigned scheduled tests. Thread forms and adjust feeds, speeds, and other controls. Perform combined standard duties necessary to load material into appropriate feeding stations and process until the project is completed. Check the output for quality, and make minor adjustments as required. Verify material for proper form number against production order/sample. Maintain production log, running time, downtime, quantity produced, and reading on postage meter, if applicable. Conduct preventative maintenance; cleaning, checking, and inspecting equipment. Escalate difficulties to a manager or on-site vendor. Train operators on basic machine operations and the solving of minor operation issues. $24.00 to $26.00 per hour plus shift premium, solid benefits, and relocation assistance available. Contact us about this opportunity at jlgcareer@gmail.com .


Production Managers / Oklahoma

Our client, a large direct mail plant in Oklahoma, employing 350 + needs 2 Production Managers to lead and manage large Production Teams. One of the 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM shift, and one on the 5:00 PM to 5:00 AM shift. Printing and mailing experience mandatory, along with working knowledge of Letter Shop operations. Will be responsible for a staff of 75 to 85. The manager is responsible for the entire plant on their respective shift. Letter Shop: (inserting, inkjet printing, mailing,) and bindery. $75,000 to $95,000, substantial benefits, and paid moving expenses. 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.


Sales Rep / Pressure Sensitive Labels / Minnesota

Our client, a well established, Minnesota printer producing Retail Marketing Solutions such as Displays, Signage, Pop Products, as well as Pressure Sensitive Labels for both Flexographic and Digital product offerings, is seeking to add a sales professional with a proven track record of success with Pressure Sensitive Label sales. Desire is for a representative that understands and can demonstrate experience and or a Technical understanding of E-Commerce Solutions. Active interest in reps based in the Twin Cities, area. Some travel involved. Compensation is typically a base of $80,000 to $100,000 plus commission, which is based on a sliding scale of 1 to 15% of value-added. 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.

 
Bindery Operators / Kentucky

Our client, a long-established web, sheet, digital plant producing financial, commercial, and directory products, needs three additional bindery operators for their 1st and 2nd shifts 4/10 hour days. Candidates experienced with Perfecta Cutters, Muller Stitchers, Heidelberg Folders, Miller, Miehle, and Heidelberg Die Cutters are of particular interest. Very comprehensive benefits. $17.00 to $25.00 per hour pending experience and shift. Relocation assistance is available for the well experienced. 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.


Folder Gluer Operators / Suburban Denver

Our client, a long-established, multi-plant packaging company, needs several folder/gluer operators due to increased sales volume. 1st shift 4:00 AM until 2:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 2nd shift 2:00 PM until 12:00 AM overtime on Friday’s when needed. Pay rate is $20 to $27 per hour pending experience and skills. The plant utilizes Bobst models 2009, 2010, Expert Fold, plus Bobst model Fuego. Also available are a couple of positions for assistant gluer operators at $15 to $16 per hour. Relocation assistance is available for senior types. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.


Printing Flexographic Press Operators / Minnesota

Our client, a long-established printer located in Minnesota, producing Large Format / Promotional Flexographic products, must add two flexographic operators to staff immediately, due to a major increase in sales. 2nd and 3rd shifts are available. Of interest are press operators with any of the following press experience. Mark Andy, Webtron and MPS Presses. Will operate and perform routine maintenance on these presses. Nice benefits and working conditions. $25.00 to $30.00 per hour. Some relocation assistance is available. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.


Web Press Operators / South Dakota

Our client, a Large established, direct mail printer, heavily involved in producing direct mail products is expanding and adding pressmen to its 2nd shift (4 PM to 12 AM). Sunday M3000, or Harris M1000 experience would be ideal, but other web press experienced operators will be considered, especially if experienced in direct mail plants. Relocation expenses are taken care of. Hourly rate to $25.00 per hour+ shift premium. Contact us at jlgcareer@gmail.com.