Experienced Screen Printing Press Operator

Fairfield, OH
Production
Kotis Print Shop
At Kotis, we’re building a team of brand evangelists, designers, and doers who are obsessed with creating the best promotional marketing experience ever. We’re the brand behind the brand, the makers of amazing swag & eCommerce solutions meant to amplify our client’s message and connect their people. We tackle every project with unbridled enthusiasm, promising to make our clients’ lives easier and creatively solve their problems.

We continue to disrupt the traditional promotional products industry--owning the end-to-end workflow of product & design ideation, custom screen printing, retail-quality knitting, e-commerce solutions, warehousing + fulfillment, and more--all to serve our clients better. 
Want to join the movement? 

THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

Do you look at a blank t-shirt and see a blank canvas? Do you have professional screen printing experience specifically on textiles? We're looking for a crafty individual with a meticulous and trained eye to help us make the best shirts ever. In your spare time you can be found at your local MakerSpace, sewing Comicon costumes, or frequenting local street fairs peddling & purchasing handmade merch. The ideal candidate is reliable, pays close attention to detail, and cares about the finished product. You must be motivated to produce high volumes of great prints and will do so on our M&R presses with Tri-Loc registration systems using plastisol & water-based inks. If you are driven by results, focus on procedures, and want to have an impact on a fast-paced team, while fighting for better, then let's get started. 

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

    • 1+ years printing press experience may be substituted by comparable work experience 
    • Capable of remaining calm and composed under pressure. Thrives in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
    • Strong attention to detail, and eye for quality control
    • Problem solving ability
    • Excellent oral and written communication
    • Specific vision abilities include sharp vision, focus, depth perception and ability to identify colors
    • Can quickly perform common math skills such as multiplying in dozens or calculating production rates
    • Ability to read, write and comprehend complex written or oral instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Operate screen printing press including set-up, printing & tear down of jobs with attention to detail, quality of print, accuracy and speed.
    • Read and complete work orders accurately.
    • Identify and troubleshoot common screen printing problems.
    • Clean equipment including removing ink from screens, squeegees, press & tools.
    • Maintain a neat and orderly work area at all times as well as promoting safety and cleanliness.
    • Provide leadership for production assistants to ensure that they are performing tasks in an efficient and productive manner.
    • Maintain equipment as required and notify management of any maintenance or repairs required.
    • Miscellaneous tasks could be assigned such as exposing or cleaning screens, counting or stacking garments, mixing or modifying inks as production requirements dictate.
    • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 30lbs at times
    • Regularly stand for long periods of time while reaching with hands and arms
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to warm or cold weather. The noise level in the work environment is often loud.

SCHEDULE

    • 5:30am - 2:00pm 
    • 1:30pm - 10:00pm 
    • Monday - Friday  

BENEFITS

    • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
    • 401(k) with match with Roth and Traditional options
    • Robust PTO program
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Bonus system based on production