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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!


Print Estimator / Northeast Region

Our client, a major , privately owned printing firm in the Northeast needs to add an estimator to its team due to increased sales volume. The professional sought must have experience estimating web and sheet-fed work. Should have knowledge of Print Management Systems such as EFI / Monarch / Hagan or PSI. Knowledge of direct mail projects a definite plus. This client is dedicated to state of the art technologies and processes. $65,000 to $75,000 starting salary range + benefits, 401K , and relocation assistance. 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 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 3 years of proven supervisory ,management experience, along with at least 7 years 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 project is completed. Check output for quality, and make minor adjustments as required. Verify material for proper form number against production order/sample. Maintain production log, running time, down time, quantity produced and reading on postage meter, if applicable. Conduct preventative maintenance; cleaning, checking and inspecting equipment. Escalate difficulties to 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.

 
Press Operator / Wisconsin

Our client, a well established printer engaged in commercial and specialty printing needs to add a press operator to its 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift. Interested in candidates with KBA 81” or KBA 105,64”. Hourly rate $22.00 to $24.00 per hour plus shift differential of .90. Relocation assistance available. Contact us 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 on 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

 
Director of Operations / Texas 

Our client, a state of the art offset and digital printing firm in the Dallas area, needs a Director of Operations. Will be responsible for directing and leading all manufacturing operations striving towards operational excellence in the workplace by implementing Lean Manufacturing practices. 4 direct reports and 25 to 30 indirect reports. Experience with ERP Systems, EFI Pace would be valuable in this role. Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing management in the offset sheet-fed and digital printing industry needed. Technical knowledge of variable data and digital printing a plus, as well as experience with MS Word, and Excel. Base salary of $110,000 to $130,000, plus annual bonus, benefits, 401K, and paid relocation expenses. 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.

 
Manager of Print Composition / Texas

Our client is seeking a professional to join their team for the role of Manager of Print Composition. The professional being sought should have 5+ years experience in Variable Data, be proficient in Data Merge Applications, know common IT Systems, Application Interrogations, and ECM tools, and programs Experience in Planet Press, Frame Maker, Open Text, or similar flexible content creation platforms a plus. Will have several direct reports. Kodak Digitmaster 130s, Canon Image Press 750s are printers being utilized, along with Pitney Bowes 1950s and Repost DS200I Inserters. This decades-old client has minimal turnover, and is well established, and stable. Salary to $100,000 +/- . Relocation assistance provided. 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 atjlgcareer@gmail.com.