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DATE ADDED: Wed 20/11/2019

Operator - Press Team Member - 2Nd Shift - Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie, WI, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

**Position Summary**

Four Lakes Label is a division of Western States Envelope and Label. As the premiere manufacturer of envelopes and labels, Western States Envelope & Label (WSEL) serves a national market of customers that include printers, distributors and mailing-service providers.

We are seeking a 2nd Shift Operator - Press Team Member to run equipment to print finished labels on rolls and sheets in a climate controlled (air conditioned/heated) environment. Manufacturing experience preferred, but not required as we will train!

For this 2nd shift role, the work schedule includes four 10-hour days Monday-Thursday 3:30pm - 2:00am (30-minute unpaid lunch). This schedule provides for potentially a weekday being an off day which results in a 3-day weekend, however based on business needs, overtime may be required.

**Essential Responsibilities**

* Operate flexo press, digital press, or narrow web press

* Meet expected production output while working safely and following all procedures and policies

* Completes required quality and production logs

* Work with other shifts to keep area clean and safe

* Follows all Lean practices and be an active member of the team

**Required Qualifications**

* Minimum high school diploma or equivalent

* Demonstrate organizational and attention to detail skills

* Display strong communication skills; ability to read, write and speak English

* Possess basic math and computer operation skills

* Able to stand for long periods of time, bend, twist and lift/carry up to 20 pounds

* Be dependable and work the agreed upon schedule

* Have reliable transportation

**Preferred Qualifications**

* Press or label manufacturing experience preferred, not required as we will train

* Associates/undergraduate degree or some college coursework

* Understanding of, or experience working in a Lean and/or Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) environment

**Additional Info**

* An in-depth training program prepares all team members for success

* Opportunities for employees to provide input/suggestions on process improvements

* Open concept newly remodeled office environment

* Fast team based working environment

## Salary and Benefits:

Western States offers our Full-Time Regular employees one of the industry's best Benefit Packages including:

* Starting Salary Determined by Your Skills, Experience and Match to the Positions Essential Responsibilities and Qualifications
* Periodic Performance Reviews with Merit Pay Increase Opportunities
* Ability to Grow Your Career and Progress in Responsibility and Pay Based on Performance
* 401K Plan Including Pre-Tax and After Tax (Roth) Employee Contribution Options
* Comprehensive Medical, Prescription Drug and Dental Insurance Plans
* Vision Insurance Plan
* Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Care and Dependent Care
* Disability Insurance Plans
* Life Insurance and Voluntary Term Death & Dismemberment Insurance Plans
* Bereavement Leave
* Paid Vacations
* Paid Holiday

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen and background/reference checks. Depending on the position, successful completion of a physical examination may also be required. Refusal to submit to any of these requirements will result in disqualification from further employment consideration.

Please note that our facilities, including grounds are tobacco/nicotine free.

## Company Overview

As the premiere manufacturer of envelopes and labels, Western States serves a national market of customers that include printers, distributors and mailing-service providers. Headquartered in Butler, Wisconsin (west of Milwaukee), we operate five full-service plants that comprise our Envelope and Label Divisions and have been in business since 1908.

We are known for our expansive offerings, unrivaled stock product selection, Continuous Improvement and innovative manufacturing techniques (Lean & Quick Response Manufacturing, robotics, etc.)

We are proud of the support we give back to the communities where we work and live through our Community Outreach Area initiatives. We are committed to Environmental Stewardship via Chain of Custody (CoC) Certifications through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and a Passion for Preservation via recycling, energy efficient facilities and Eco-Friendly Products that include CoC Certified and recycled and reusable envelopes.

At the center of it all, our adaptable, dedicated and enthusiastic team of employees are committed to Continuous Improvement and the right solutions for our customers' needs. We don't just make envelopes and labels, we provide a means to protect our customers' message or a way to communicate it. We are on a mission to make sure any important message is received and are passionate about this, after all, **"Your message is our mission"**.

## Why You Will Want to Be Part of Our Team!

Western States is a stable privately held business with a 110 + year history of being an "About Family Company" in that employees, their families and our communities are at the forefront of how we do business in an atmosphere which is both autonomous and collaborative. The leadership team is highly focused on supporting sales efforts and driving growth and diversification. We have commanded 5+% market share within a $3 billion industry, with more opportunity to increase this. We have unique products and one of the largest volumes of catalog options for customers. We are obsessed with high quality customer care and providing excellent products.

Please note that our facilities, including grounds are tobacco/nicotine free.

## Equal Opportunity Employer

Our most-valued resource is the team of men and women who work here. That's why Western States is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and promoting individual development. As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status.

Western States is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all job seekers according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, a disabled veteran, or an individual that has other barriers that limit your ability to access our on-line application system, please contact Human Resources at #removed# to discuss alternative ways to apply for open positions.

*Location:* Sun Prairie, WI