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Lead Printing Operator - 3rd shift

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Leavenworth, KS, US, 66048

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 29799 


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.


This position reports through the Leavenworth Production Center in the Printing Department.  The department consists of machinery that is capable of printing Giftwrap, tissue, stickers, labels and Crayola products at high speeds.  The Lead Printing Operator position in Leavenworth is on 3rd shift (11:30 pm to 8 am), Monday through Friday.


The Lead Printing Operator in Leavenworth leads a press team in the operation of high speed, multi-color printing press.  Responsible for setting up and adjusting the press to reproduce high quality specialty product designs.  Operates the press efficiently and will monitor, diagnose, and correct printing and mechanical related issues.    


There are various types of printing equipment - could include gravure print, flexo print, etc.  Substrates could include giftwrap paper, tissue paper, label stock, film, etc.  Web widths could range from a small web to a 63” wide web.   


In this position you will:

  • Troubleshoots 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.
  • Responsible for setting up the press with the correct components and with the proper adjustments, achieve color with the least amount of waste as possible.
  • Provides leadership, training, and development to the Assistant Printing Operator and Utility Gravure specialist to load rolls, set up feeder, prep rolls for splicing, changing blankets, hanging plates, loading ink, etc.
  • Executes 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.



To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job 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.  Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.


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, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years successful experience as an Assistant Printing Operator working on a flexo, gravure, or litho printing press OR successful experience as a Lead Printing Operator
  • Ability to grasp, lift and carry items weighing up to 25-50 lbs. frequently, and 50 – 100 lbs. occasionally
  • Ability to stand and walk 95% of the time
  • 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
  • Ability to pass a color perception test.





  • Demonstrated strong mechanical skills and computer skills
  • Ability to problem solve technical issues and provide recommendations
  • Self-directed and self-motivated with a proven work ethic and ability to perform under pressure to reorganize and change directions when necessary
  • Ability to understand and follow established safety procedures for wearing PPE, and handling hazardous chemicals
  • Good math, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to learn and retain knowledge
  • Possess good knowledge inks, solvents, color and their affect in printing and attaining the correct reproduction of product
  • Ability to lead and provide direction to the assistant press operator and utility helper to ensure safe and efficient production
  • Working knowledge of SAP



  • 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 working with sharp objects. 


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

Hallmark believes in enriching the lives of our employees by offering benefit programs to help you:

  • Take care of you and yours: We offer comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as discounts on elder care, child care, education assistance and adoption assistance.
  • Save for your future: Through profit sharing, you share in the success of Hallmark. We also offer a 4% match on 401(k) contributions.
  • Enjoy your time: Maximize your work-life balance through Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, community volunteer opportunities and discounts on product, entertainment venues, amusement parks and sporting events.
  • And 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.


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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