Quad/Graphics Machine Operators (Finishing) in Burlington, Wisconsin

Printers to the core, Quad/Graphics’ manufacturing employees take pride in being the best at putting ink on paper for our clients. We work in a fast-paced environment focused on getting quality work out the door and into the hands of consumers. Though physically demanding, the work is rewarding and you’ll excel if you thrive on rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done.

Entry level starting wage - $13-$13.75/hr.

Are you looking for a company that can provide you with both a challenging and rewarding career?

If you are, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Quad/Graphics prides itself on having a grow from within philosophy where employees are provided the opportunity to learn in their roles and grow within the company. Our Accelerated Career Training programs for our Press and Finishing employees help develop motivated individuals into skilled Operators with progressive wage increases.

Quad Graphics is seeking Finishing Machine Operators responsible for set up and operation of finishing equipment (including Saddle Stitcher, Perfect Binder, Polywrapper, and Inkjet). Quad/Graphics relies on the Finishing Operator to help ensure that all finished products meet or exceed our customers’ expectations and to help in reducing the cost of errors through consistent work quality. In addition, the individual selected for this role will be expected to lead by example by holding employees accountable to Quad's safety initiatives.

Responsibilities Also Include:

  • Setup and operate various bindery equipment which may include cutting, folding, scoring, stitching, and gluing equipment in accordance with Company policies and procedures.

  • Observe and monitor machine operations to determine whether adjustments are needed. Perform routine adjustments as well as perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting of assigned equipment during shift

  • Check order documentation, verify accuracy, and communicate order information and additional instructions to support staff to prepare for order production.

  • Establish most efficient manner to run product through assigned machine to produce expected quality and quantity. Make ready for production by setting up machine components to create products in line with customer specifications.


Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Previous Finishing Operator experience including the ability to set up and operate bindery equipment is required

  • A strong mechanical aptitude is required

  • The ability to bend and lift 10-15 pounds continuously, ability to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movement

  • Receive and follow instructions and use vision in order to identify defects

  • Perform repetitious tasks in a fast-paced atmosphere with or without a reasonable accommodation is necessary.

  • Excellent communication skills, including good verbal and written comprehension is required.

  • The ability to perform basic math calculations is essential.

Available Flexible Work Schedules that fit your lifestyle and needs:

  • 12 hour rotating shifts (either 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. or 5 p.m. - 5 a.m.) including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. working 3 - 4 days a week

  • 8 hour shifts (either 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.), Mon - Fri, these shifts do not rotate

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Company Information

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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