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Assistant Printing Operator 2nd shift

Date: Mar 12, 2019

Location: Leavenworth, KS, US, 66048

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 24536 


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.

The Leavenworth Production Center has an opening for an Assistant Printing Operator on 2nd shift (3:30pm to midnight), Monday through Friday.

In this position you will:

  • Assist in the set-up of the printing press with the correct components and with the proper adjustments, achieve color with the least amount of waste as possible.   
  • Assist with troubleshooting equipment and print issues at the start of the production run and throughout the production run to ensure printed product meets customer standards. Determines press speed to ensure efficient operation. Interprets and analyzes job specifications/instructions and makes adjustments to either materials, tooling, equipment or ink to meet the job specifications. 
  • Fill in during absence of Lead Printing Operator.  Responsible to run the press through breaks and lunch without a Lead Printing Operator. 
  • Execute quality system including preflight, sampling plan and the removal of salvage/spoilage.  Prepares related paperwork/documentation for shipping accuracy, including completing production data and spoilage. Completes regular press maintenance and cleaning including TPM’s.


You must show how you meet the 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.


  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience operating a multi-color  wide-web or large format flexo, gravure, or litho printing press as part of the press team.  Experience must include 4-color process print plus match overprint. 
  • Ability to pass a color perception test
  • Ability to grasp, lift and carry items weighing up to 25-50 lbs. frequently, and 50-100 lbs. occasionally
  • Ability to constantly stand and walk
  • Ability to frequently reach, twist, bend, and perform repetitive hand/wrist motion and fine motor skills
  • Ability to frequently work in awkward, cramped and difficult positions
  • Ability to regularly work at or above shoulder level


  • Experience with liquid inks preferred  
  • Demonstrated strong mechanical skills and computer skills
  • Possess a good knowledge of inks, solvents, color, and their effect in printing and attaining the correct reproduction of product
  • Good analytical skills to assist in making adjustments to the ink to achieve appropriate color
  • Self-directed and self-motivated with a proven work ethic and ability to perform under pressure
  • Good math, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to understand the computer and ordering systems and successfully operate both systems
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to work under pressure to meet deadlines and changing needs.
  • Ability to understand and follow established safety procedures for wearing PPE, and handling hazardous chemicals
  • Working knowledge of SAP


  • Work overtime as required during peak seasons
  • There is some noise and hearing protection is required by Hallmark
  • This is a production environment that requires wearing appropriate PPE and following operating procedures when working with hazardous chemicals, moving press equipment, and sharp objects

This position is located in Leavenworth, 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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