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21 Dec 2017


Suttle-Straus – Posted by Suttle-Straus Waunakee, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

Would you like to build a career with a great company? Suttle-Straus is looking for 2nd Pressman/Bindery Machine Operator Trainees to join our award winning team on second and third shift! The ideal candidates have a strong mechanical aptitude and an interest in the graphic communications industry.

Suttle-Straus, is a premier provider of printing, wide format, digital imaging, mailing, custom kitting, warehousing, and distribution services. Our success is founded on three core principles: A clear focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations; a long history of implementing new technologies to increase quality and efficiency; and the importance of building an outstanding workforce. Winner of the Printing Industries of America’s Best Workplace award for 17 consecutive years, Suttle-Straus offers a collaborative work environment, great benefits and fantastic co-workers.

We offer a competitive benefits package with immediate eligibility for health, dental, vision and life insurance, and eligibility after 30 days for a company matched 401(k) plan. Generous paid time off accrues monthly from date of hire.


Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this role is to assist machine operators in the pressroom and operate a wide range of finishing equipment: folders, cutting systems, saddle stitchers, letter-press and small finishing equipment, to meet or exceed customer expectations with regard to quality, cost and timely delivery. This is a production job requiring the Operator to stand for 8-12 hours a day. The position requires the Operator to be detail orientated and have a strong mechanical aptitude. The Operator will be expected to set up jobs according to the job specifications and maintain established production standards.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Insure efficient and cost effective operation of equipment
  • Interpret and follow direction from a work ticket
    • Interpret layouts and ticket information
    • Check that correct paper is issued and the correct count
  • Assist with equipment make ready and set up
    • Assist in mounting plates and other items needed to process work
    • Assist in the overall set up of the equipment, such as sheet size, coatings, blankets, etc.
    • Check work against layouts, proofs and ticket information
    • Assist in wash up between jobs
    • Fill out necessary paper work and records (check list, maintenance log, stock usage, etc.)
    • Monitor product quality
    • Trouble shoot and perform adjustments and repairs as needed
    • Follow daily schedule to meet delivery dates
    • Insure all equipment and company procedures are followed
  • Mechanical aptitude to set up and operate: MBO, Stahl & Polar Equipment systems or similar models from other manufacturers


Skills, Educational & Physical Requirements:

  • High School education or equivalent professional experience
  • Basic math skills
  • Self-motivated with strong mechanical trouble shooting abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast paced production environment
  • Ability to work well with co-workers in a team environment
  • Ability to operate computer based technology
  • Constant standing and/or walking
  • Manual dexterity
  • Frequently lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequently squat or kneel
  • Frequently bend
  • Willingness and ability to work second shift, 2 to 10 pm, or third shift, 10 pm to 6 am

How to Apply

Apply online at   Suttle-Straus is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Job Categories: Press. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 2nd Pressman, Bindery, Machine Operator, Press, and trainee. Salaries: Commensurate with experience.

Job expires in 29 days.

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