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Collation Process Technicians (Machine Operators) - 1st Shift

Collation Process Technicians (Machine Operators) - 1st Shift

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US-FL-St Petersburg
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Valpak (Manufacturing Center)

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Provides support to the Collation family by operating equipment effectively and producing a quality product with minimal downtime. Follows established procedures with guidance from the Senior Process technician. Collation Systems includes the feeding, trimming and slitting of coupon/flyer signatures, the loading and feeding of supplied materials, enveloping, ink jetting, and mail traying.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Operates Collation equipment in a team environment, at maximum efficiency level following process specifications.

Minimizes machine downtime by troubleshooting and adjusting various mechanical and software components of the collator using technical manuals, hand tools and training. Gains knowledge of the process and elevates non-routine system issues to the Senior Process Technician.

Provides verbal and written communication to Senior Process Technician with regard to equipment, processes, maintenance, staff or other operational issues with the cell that may impact delivery of the finished envelopes.

Demonstrates behavior that sets the example  regards to quality, continuous process improvement, safety, and housekeeping. Encourages collaboration within the group that creates ownership and pride in the delivery of error free first pass quality and minimal re-work/waste.

Performs routine preventative maintenance on the collator and collator sub-systems.

Participates in training in conjunction with the VMC “Progression” (skill based pay program) to improve knowledge and skill related to the Process Technician position. Follows a planned program of continuous learning to complete all mandatory skill blocks. Maintains current skills required for the position, and may pursue additional learning through optional and/or limited skill blocks.

Accomplishes duties using safe work practices and equipment while being responsible for reporting all injuries or observed unsafe practices. Coaches fellow employees on safe work practices as appropriate and contributes to the overall success of the company’s safety program.

Performs related work and additional duties as needed or required.




Twelve to twenty-four months experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.


Requirements and Qualifications:

Work in a team environment

Diagnose routine mechanical issues and make minor equipment repairs

Problem solving ability

Basic to intermediate math computation

Basic computer and office application skills

Ability to effectively coach and train others

Ability to lift/move up to 40#

Ability to distinguish a full range of color

Ability to stand/ walk for long periods and climb and cross a short ladder multiple times

Work in a noisy area using hearing protection

Must be available to work overtime as needed, including weekends


Hours for this position are 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Company Overview

At Valpak, we look for employee-focused, committed, and passionate Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). For nearly 50 years, Valpak has led the way in the coupon mailing industry, providing money-saving discounts to millions of consumers and local businesses looking to reach new customers and strengthen their marketing successes.  Our mission is to help people save, businesses grow and neighborhoods thrive. 


If you desire to work in a comfortable, collaborative atmosphere, Valpak may be the place for you. Our workforce is diverse in thought, perspective, and culture. We provide our employees with a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision and 401K.  As a family-focused company we believe in balancing work and play so feel free to use your paid time off as you wish.


Valpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



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