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Large Machine Operator - Weekend 3rd Shift 32hrs

Date: Dec 21, 2018

Location: Lawrence, KS, US, 66044

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 24411 


You need a job. You want a career. Working someplace you can be yourself and belong while creating something that makes a difference. Something that makes the world a better place. Perfect timing. Hallmark is looking for someone like you.


People rely on us to help them connect and express their emotions through products and services that enrich lives every day. They trust that we know their needs and that we are focused on innovations that will allow them to enhance their relationships. We have a competitive mindset and “play to win” with our retailers and consumers. We work with courage and conviction, always seeking to adapt and learn. It is an exciting time to be in the Greetings business at Hallmark! 

This position reports through the Lawrence Production Center and may be in various manufacturing departments.  Individuals in these departments operate large production machines that typically involve a combination of processes.   

These Large Machine Operator openings are part-time positions working 32 hrs/week.  This is a 3rd shift opportunity.  Your schedule would be Saturday - 8 hours (11:30 pm Friday night - 8:00 am Saturday morning), Sunday - 12 hours (7:30 pm Saturday night - 8:00 am Sunday morning, and Monday - 12 hours (7:30 pm Sunday night - 8:00 am Monday morning).

The Large Machine Operator in Lawrence sets up and operates one or more large format printing or converting machines, including tooling and proofmaking.  This can involve a combination of processes and/or multiple work stations to produce greeting cards or specialty products.  There could be multiple positions or designs on sheet/web requiring incumbent to set-up each position/design and then perform quality checks throughout the run on each position/design.  The machinery is of varying vintages, manufacturers, and types with multiple variables impacting press performance.  Incumbent is expected to be proficient on multiple assignments within this job classification – meeting cost, quality, and service standards on all.  The incumbent must exhibit great attention to detail and above average math skills to maintain close tolerances related die and counter measurements, chemical bath solution composition and proper alignments.  They will monitor backlogs and follow FIFO principles demonstrating flexibility depending on business needs.  Examples of processes incumbent would be expected to perform would be:  large sheet foil stamping, large sheet embossing, large sheet printing/screenprint, large sheet die cut, sticker printing and various tooling equipment. 

Position may be in various manufacturing departments and incumbent will be expected to learn and perform multiple assignments within this job classification. 


  • Performs make-ready procedures on several presses.  Must have mechanical aptitude to understand the relationship between the multiple variables involved – examples would be heat settings, pressure settings, speed, register, etc. – to achieve desired result.  Process could be multi-color printing, offset printing, embossing, die cutting, foil stamping with multiple positions on the sheet/web.  Verifies accuracy of incoming files and tooling.  Maintains tight tolerances for tooling which includes dies, counters, cylinders and/or proofs.  Operators and maintains all equipment in the tooling area. 
  • Diagnose mechanical issues and make needed press adjustments to quickly resolve issue to meet specified production targets.  Participate in performance dialogues and team problem-solving activities.  Identifies potential problems and proactively works on problem resolution and alternative solutions to traditional methods of operations.  Steps up as the leader of the team to help drive positive performance.  
  • Executes Quality system including preflight, sampling plan and the removal of salvage/spoilage.  Follows the quality standards and procedures set for the process.  Records production, shipping, and/or spoilage information into SAP application.
  • Completes regular press maintenance and cleaning including TPM/MIRCs.  Performs proper start up and shut down procedures for the equipment.  Transports and handles hazardous waste materials in the form of reclaimed ink or solvents in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.  Moves skids of stock into and away from the press with power lift equipment.  Operates skid inverting machine.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and teamwork to positively influence how goals are accomplished within shorter periods of time.  Have a sense of urgency to ensure cycle times are being met and customers are pleased with their performance and level of service.  Positive communication with peers to keep everyone current on day-to-day process.  Creatively think outside the scope to see how you can help others. 


You must show how you meet basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.  Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.


The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • 1-2 years’ experience in large machine operation 
  • Ability to grasp, lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 lbs frequently and 60 lbs occasionally
  • Ability to pass color perception test
  • Ability to constantly stand and walk
  • Ability to frequently reach, twist, bend, and perform repetitive hand/wrist motion and fine motor skills
  • Ability to regularly work at or above shoulder level and in awkward positions


  • Good math, written and oral communication skills and ability to learn and retain knowledge.  Math skills require computations such as percentages, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Good safety practices:  ability to understand and follow established safety procedures.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to work under pressure to meet or exceed production requirements.
  • Good planning and organizational skills to set up work area and manage work flow.


  • Work overtime as required during peak seasons
  • Must be certified to operate power lift equipment and skid inverting machine
  • This is a climate-controlled manufacturing environment with normal physical injury hazard.
  • There is some noise and hearing protection is required by Hallmark.

This position is located in Lawrence, Kansas.  Relocation is not provided.



At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


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