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Machine Operator - Starting up to $17.25/hour plus shift differential

Company: Koozie Group
Location: Red Wing
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Koozie Group has various Machine Operator openings starting up to $17.25/hour plus shift differential (2nd shift - $1.25/hr and Weekend Shift - $1.75/hour extra!!). We have opportunities on 1st, 2nd, and Weekend shift! Don't miss out, review the description below and apply today to join our team!

Job Summary:

Our Machine Operators are Customer Obsessed and strive to exceed customer expectations with each and every order. Machine Operators support manufacturing processes by completing the following tasks: reading and adhering to the job traveler (MFG Order) instructions and steps, inspecting parts and materials, staging orders, operating either LITHO or DIGITAL printing presses; troubleshooting machine operations when needed, conducting preventive maintenance steps, implementing the best practices in manufacturing processes, reporting orders, participating in working safely and adhering to lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.

Our ideal Machine Operator is awesome at the following:

  • Strong desire to help and take ownership on seeing things through
  • Curious, with a desire to always learn more, including strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Effectively communicates, both written and verbally
  • Troubleshoot basic and routine manufacturing issues
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly


    • Operate single or multi-color printing presses with specific knowledge of lithography and training in ink and water balance, ink density, chemistries, emulsification, four color process concepts and PMS color densities while making decisions regarding which order colors and tacks of ink should be placed for best printability and quality
    • Operate digital print equipment including set up and adjustment of feeder, print heads, and delivery by size and thickness
    • Perform operator-level maintenance duties on all equipment (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly) and maintain documentation of maintenance
    • Accurately reports and records daily production and scrap.
    • Achieve make-ready and run times per standard rates
    • Communicate to Supervisor and/or MFG Facilitator to address any work area concerns
    • Follow all Safety and Quality protocols and adheres to ISO 9001; 14001, 6S standards and Lean processes
    • Identify when mechanical or software problems occur
    • Identify problems and troubleshoot software on digital printer
    • Lift up to 45-pound boxes frequently. Team lift at higher weights
    • Maintain an effective working relationship and communication with fellow employees, including temporary associates, by adhering to Koozie Group's policies in all activities and through promoting the Company's Vision and Values and Respect in the Workplace
    • Reach, bend, twist, push, pull, grasp and stand for extended periods of time as well as move about the facility as needed for the position
    • Read and follow all Manufacturing Order (MOs) directions
    • Report time accurately
    • Set up machine and operates it according to Work Instructions and operator manual
    • Support teamwork and process improvements through active participation in meetings and helping team ideas work
    • Understand digital outputs and ads
    • Visually inspect product to complete required quality checks
    • Work rotating shifts and overtime as scheduled and/or required to meet business timelines
    • Wrap, band, tag and/or move skids of product
    • Other duties as required


Keywords: Koozie Group, Minneapolis , Machine Operator - Starting up to $17.25/hour plus shift differential , Other , Red Wing, Minnesota

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