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Manufacturing Associate

Company: Koozie Group
Location: Morgan
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Koozie Group

If our name sounds familiar, there's a reason why. We're the people behind the iconic Koozie Can Kooler - and more! As one of the largest suppliers in the promotional products industry, you've probably seen our work everywhere from your local bank to a large concert or sporting event. We imprint company logos and slogans on everything from pens to coffee tumblers, lunch bags, tech accessories, camp chairs, and award-winning calendars, to name just a few. Our desire to benefit our people, customers, communities, and industry is behind all that we do. We call it Keep It. Give It., and it ensures that we are leaving a positive, lasting impact with the products and solutions we deliver.

We're looking for the right person to fill this role. Read on if you want to know more and discover how we like to keep the good going !

Great reasons to join Koozie Group:

  • People-first culture
  • Flexible schedules
  • Great shift differential (2nd shift: $1.25/hour / 3rd shift and weekend shifts: $1.75/hour)
  • We will train for all positions!
  • Climate-controlled environment (clean and heat/air-conditioning)
  • Great benefits, including:
    • Medical HSA and HRA plans
    • Flex spending accounts
    • PPO dental
    • VSP vision
    • Employee assistance program
    • Employer-paid life insurance
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • PTO - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, personal)
    • Advancement opportunities
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Employee referral bonus program
    • Employee recognition program
    • Employee charitable giveback program (up to $250 value)

      Job Summary:

      Under general supervision sets up, adjusts, and operates an Imprinting press including single, 2-color and digital press format and packs the product for shipment or storage.


      • Accurately reports and records daily production and scrap.
      • Achieves make-ready and run times per standard rates.
      • Communicates to Supervisor and/or MFG Facilitator to address any work area concerns.
      • Follows all Safety and Quality protocols and adheres to ISO 9001; 14001, 6S standards and Lean processes.
      • Identifies when mechanical or software problems occur.
      • Identify problems and troubleshoot software on digital printer.
      • Lifts up to 45-pound boxes frequently. Team lift at higher weights.
      • Maintains 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 BIC's Vision and Values and Respect in the Workplace.
      • Operates both single and 2-color printing press 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.
      • Operates digital print equipment including set up and adjustment of feeder, print heads, and delivery by size and thickness.
      • Performs operator-level maintenance duties on all equipment (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly) and maintains documentation of maintenance.
      • 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.
      • Reads and follows all Manufacturing Order (MOs) directions.
      • Reports time accurately.
      • Sets up machine and operates it according to Work Instructions and operator manual.
      • Supports teamwork and process improvements through active participation in meetings and helping team ideas work.
      • Understand digital outputs and ads.
      • Visually inspects product to complete required quality checks
      • Works rotating shifts and overtime as scheduled and/or required to meet business timelines.
      • Maintain a high rate of production while minimizing scrap.
      • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected.
      • Wraps, bands, tags and/or moves skids of product.
      • Other duties as required


        • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
        • At least 18 years of age or older
        • Great computer skills.
        • Mechanical skills preferred.
        • Organizational and communication skills.
        • Problem-solving skills.
        • Reading, writing, and math skills.
        • Basic computer knowledge.
        • Knowledge of quality methods and techniques preferred.
        • Previous printing experience with some previous operation of large format process printing preferred.
        • Previous work as a machine operator in a production and/or manufacturing environment is preferred.

          Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm to keep the good going , you will find your way at Koozie Group.

          Koozie Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Koozie Group also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

          In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Koozie Group will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Associated topics: assembly, cae, bsme, design, mechanical engineer, motor, naval, powertrain, turbine, turbomachinery

Keywords: Koozie Group, Minneapolis , Manufacturing Associate, Other , Morgan, Minnesota

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