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CAREERS AT MAINLINE

As a family-run business, we believe in the power of strong relationships, both with our clients and our employees. We invest in this philosophy by staying current in our field, and by recruiting and training first-rate folks. We pay and treat our people well, which is one reason why our average employee tenure tops 20 years.

Our employees embody classic Midwestern values of hard work, service to something greater, and collective pride in doing each job well. A successful applicant will possess those qualities and will be committed to providing the highest possible level of customer service.

We reward our people with competitive pay and benefits, a safe and supportive work environment, ongoing training, and opportunities to advance in their careers. We also strive to sustain a work culture that emphasizes teamwork but encourages independence. It’s the Mainline way.

As our COO, John Parker Jr., says, “We want our people to be creative, proactive, and problem-solve on their own.”

To apply to these or any other positions, fill out our employment application and email it to hr@mainlineprinting.com.
OR mail it to:
Mainline Printing
HR Department
3500 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66611-1274

Openings

First Press Operator: Sheetfed

Requirements and Responsibilities

1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts available.

(First: 7am – 3pm; Second: 3pm – 11pm; Third: 11pm – 7am)

Requirements:

Must have a minimum of 5 years of first press operator experience (UV experience a plus) operating a sheet-fed 6-color press (40” Komori UV, 29” Komori, or a 2-color 40” UV), and the ability to make-ready the press. Must be able to effectively communicate with clients when on press and be willing to work overtime; significant overtime may be required during busy periods. Perfecting experience preferred but not required.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and train your assistant, as needed
  • Follow all safety procedures or policies
  • Plan and organize jobs, confirm production schedule with scheduler, and maintain accurate production logs
  • Prep presses for printing, including installing and adjusting plates and blankets on press cylinders, replacing worn rollers and adjusting roller pressure, as needed, and verifying that press monitors are functioning properly
  • Verify that the right paper is loaded and/or has been ordered by helper
  • Run samples to assure print quality and color settings are in accordance with densitometer readings and make necessary color or registration corrections and/or press adjustments prior to production run 
  • During press runs, perform routine color and ink adjustments and maintain print quality and run speeds. Also monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions and make adjustments, as needed
  • Verify that safety screens/guards are in place during production and that crew members are wearing protective safety devices
  • Keep press and press area clean
  • Perform routine maintenance of press (daily/weekly/monthly)
  • Inspect product for defects and quality issues. Report non-conformances concerning product safety, quality, and legality, to supervisor or plant manager. Adjust where applicable to remedy issues.
  • Perform related duties and follow other instructions as required by supervisor
  • Fill in for operators on presses, as needed, including wash-ups, plate changes, and ink-up print checks

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds continuously and up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movements, and visually identify small defects.

Second Press Operator: Sheetfed

Requirements and Responsibilities

1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts available.

(First: 7am – 3pm; Second: 3pm – 11pm; Third: 11pm – 7am)

Summary:

Assist with the set up and operation of a sheetfed press, in coordination with the press operator, and assist team members on press, ensuring that each job is run according to customer specifications. Meet internal and external deadlines; maintain quality control; and work to reduce waste or press downtime.

Requirements:

Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience helping a press operator on a 6-color-color press (40” Komori UV, 29” Komori, or a 2-color 40” UV). Machine repair and maintenance experience preferred and must be a team player with a can-do attitude as well as a multitasker who thrives working under tight deadlines. Must also be willing to work overtime as needed; significant overtime may be required during busy periods.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist press operator with daily duties
  • Adhere to and follow plant processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Examine job orders to determine quantities to be printed, stock specifications, colors, or special printing instructions.
  • Ensure all safety mechanisms are in proper condition and report any deficiencies to supervisor. Engage Lockout/Tagout if necessary.
  • Verify that paper and ink meet all job specs, place paper orders for upcoming jobs, and prepare paper to be loaded onto the press
  • Learn press set-up and maintenance procedures and how to operate and maintain presses and auxiliary equipment
  • Assist press operator with adjusting and maintaining proper web tension to allow job to run at the correct speed
  • Verify that the correct plates are being used and determine when additional plates/blankets should be ordered
  • Help perform make-readies with team members
  • Collect and inspect random samples during print runs to identify if and when adjustments need to be made
  • Pull proofs to check for ink coverage, density, alignment, and registration
  • Set and adjust color, as required
  • Pull and label samples and/or office copies, as required by job order or quality control
  • Maintain waste within an acceptable range, as defined by management
  • Ensure proper housekeeping on and around the press and work area
  • Perform maintenance during any delay time and record list of maintenance issues to be addressed during next scheduled maintenance

Must be able to:

  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Enter data into a computer
  • Use a ruler
  • Do simple math (add, subtract, multiply, divide both whole numbers as well as decimals and fractions) and compute rate, ratio, and percent. Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs a plus.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds continuously and up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movements, and visually identify small defects. 

First Press Operator: Web

Requirements and Responsibilities

1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts available.

(First: 7am – 3pm; Second: 3pm – 11pm; Third: 11pm – 7am) 

Requirements:

Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience operating a web press and the ability to make-ready the press. Our web presses are used for printing holographic paper, board, and label stock, but such experience is not required; will train. Must be able to effectively communicate with clients when on press and be willing to work overtime; significant overtime may be required during busy periods. Perfecting experience preferred but not required.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and train your assistant, as needed
  • Plan and organize jobs, confirm production schedule with scheduler, and maintain accurate production logs
  • Prep presses for printing, including installing and adjusting plates and blankets on press cylinders, replacing worn rollers and adjusting roller pressure, and verifying that press monitors are functioning properly
  • Verify that the correct paper roll is loaded by assistant
  • Run samples to assure print quality and color settings are in accordance with densitometer readings and make necessary color or registration corrections and/or press adjustments prior to production run 
  • During press runs, perform routine color and ink adjustments and maintain print quality and run speeds. Also monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions and make adjustments, as needed
  • Verify that safety screens/guards are in place during production and that crew members are wearing protective safety devices
  • Keep press and press area clean
  • Perform routine maintenance of press (daily/weekly/monthly)
  • Inspect product for defects and quality issues. Report non-conformances concerning product safety, quality, and legality, to supervisor or plant manager. Adjust where applicable to remedy issues.
  • Follow all safety procedures or policies
  • Perform related duties and follow other instructions as required by supervisor
  • Fill in for operators on presses, as needed, including wash-ups, plate changes, and ink-up print checks

Physical Demands:

Must have the ability to lift 10-15 pounds continuously and up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movements, and have eyesight that can identify small defects. 

Second Press Operator: Web

Requirements and Responsibilities

1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts available.

(First: 7am – 3pm; Second: 3pm – 11pm; Third: 11pm – 7am) 

Requirements:

Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience assisting a press operator on a web press. Our web presses are used for printing holographic paper, board, and label stock, but such experience is not required; will train. Must be able to effectively communicate with clients when on press and be willing to work overtime; significant overtime may be required during busy periods. Machine repair and maintenance experience preferred. Must be a team player with a can-do attitude as well as a multitasker who thrives working under tight deadlines. Must also be willing to work overtime as needed; significant overtime may be required during busy periods.

Summary:

Assist with the set up and operation of a web press used for printing holographic paper, board, or label stock, in coordination with the press operator, and assist team members on press, ensuring that each job is run according to customer specifications. Meet internal and external deadlines; maintain quality control; and work to reduce waste or press downtime.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist press operator with daily duties
  • Adhere to and following plant processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Examine job orders to determine quantities to be printed, stock specifications, colors, or special printing instructions.
  • Ensure all safety mechanisms (such as guards, interlocks and other devices) are in proper condition and report any deficiencies to supervisor. Engage Lockout/Tagout if necessary.
  • Verify that paper and ink meet all job specs, and place paper orders for upcoming jobs and prepare paper to be loaded onto the press
  • Learn press set-up and maintenance procedures as well as how to operate and maintain presses and auxiliary equipment
  • Assist press operator with adjusting and maintaining proper web tension to allow job to run at the correct speed
  • Verify that the correct plates are being used and determine when additional plates/blankets should be ordered.
  • Help perform make-readies with press team members.
  • Collect and inspect random samples during print runs to identify if and when adjustments need to be made
  • Pull proofs to check for ink coverage and density, alignment, and registration
  • Ensure proper color by setting and adjusting color, as required
  • Pull and label samples and/or office copies, as required by job order or quality control
  • Maintain waste within an acceptable range, as defined by management
  • Ensure proper housekeeping on and around the press and work area
  • Perform maintenance during any delay time and record list of maintenance issues to be addressed during next scheduled maintenance

Must be able to:

  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Enter data into a computer
  • Read a ruler
  • Do simple math (add, subtract, multiply, divide both whole numbers as well as decimals and fractions) and compute rate, ratio, and percent. Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs a plus

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds continuously and up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movements, and visually identify small defects. 

Bindery Manager

Requirements and Responsibilities

1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts available.

(First: 7am – 3pm; Second: 3pm – 11pm; Third: 11pm – 7am) 

Summary:

Responsible for the supervision and efficient functioning of all bindery and finishing activities, the bindery manager should understand the operations and mechanics of bindery equipment such as folders, cutters, perfect binders, inkjets, inserters, slitters, diecutters, and saddle-stitchers. Also, responsible for resolving production issues, as well as schedule, prioritize, and execute job responsibilities.

Requirements:

Must have strong mechanical aptitude and experience in running and troubleshooting bindery equipment, and excellent problem-solving abilities and a strong attention to detail. Must demonstrate experience with workflow management, systems management, waste reduction, and operational efficiency. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively, take direction from superiors, and follow company procedures and policies.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and train your assistant, as needed
  • Accurate and timely production of all work requiring finishing in the bindery. (folding, cutting, gluing, inserting)
  • Work with managers to coordinate work assignments to meet delivery schedules
  • Review, inspect, and supervise all jobs during production run to confirm work is complying with company standards
  • Stay informed of job specifications affecting bindery operations
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and work rules and regulations
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Address and resolve inquiries and problems related to assigned functions.
  • Keep management informed on general conditions and on matters of importance which could impact quality, cost, safety or employee morale.

Must be able to:

  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Enter data into a computer
  • Read a ruler
  • Do simple math (add, subtract, multiply, divide both whole numbers as well as decimals and fractions) and compute rate, ratio, and percent. Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs a plus

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds continuously and up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movements, and visually identify small defects. 

Cutting Machine Operator

Requirements and Responsibilities

1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts available.

(First: 7am – 3pm; Second: 3pm – 11pm; Third: 11pm – 7am) 

Summary:

Operate cutting and trimming equipment to produce uniform products.

Responsibilities:

  • Follow guidance, as provided by your supervisor
  • Review specifications to determine page sequence, type of fold, and page or sheet size
  • Measure to determine incremental cutting positions and enter positions into computer
  • Place paper on the cutter bed, align the sheets, cut the paper, and stack on pallets for shipment
  • Examine cut material for imperfections and adjust program, as needed
  • Record job information on load tags and time sheets
  • Maintain and repair cutting equipment, such as replacing blades, and lubricate machinery, as needed
  • Manage pallets and product conveyance, and update inventory
  • Inspect products and materials, identify problems, and identify solutions

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds continuously and up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movements, and visually identify small defects. 

Must be able to:

  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Enter data into a computer
  • Read a ruler
  • Do simple math (add, subtract, multiply, divide both whole numbers as well as decimals and fractions) and compute rate, ratio, and percent. Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs a plus

Work Culture

“The employees work together to back each other up to make sure the customer gets what they need, how they want it, and on time.”

Rob Roy Rutherford III, Project Manager

“We have a close-knit family atmosphere here. Many of us have worked together for over 20 years, so we function as a well-oiled machine with excellent teamwork.”

Paul Kuestersteffen, Account Representative

“Everyone here is devoted to each other. We all want each other to succeed. Everyone involved understands that the only way to achieve our goal is to help each other in every way possible. We are one big team. “

Zac Wenrich, Project Coordinator

Contact Us

3500 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, KS 66611-1274

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, CST

PHONE: 785-233-2338

TOLL FREE: 877-489-4656

FAX: 785-233-6864

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