Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc.

M110 Senior Process Operator with Inline Finishing - 3rd Shift

US-FL-St Petersburg
3 months ago(10/24/2017 6:36 AM)
Job ID
Valpak (Manufacturing Center)



Supports the Press Systems area by applying advanced knowledge of the press functions, coaching and training the cell/team to operate equipment effectively with minimal downtime and optimal quality. Press System functions include, platemaking, main press operation, signature creation to include combination folder, sheeter and in-line finishing. Provides manufacturing floor direction for the team, and is accountable for job skills training for the team.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Accountable for operation of a press team that produces signatures. Duties include, platemaking, main press operation, signature creation to include combination folder, sheeter and in-line finishing.
  2. Sets high standards for the team with regard to cycle time, quality, continuous process improvement (CPI), work ethic, safety and housekeeping, cross training and teamwork in the daily operation of the cell.
  3. Participates and encourages others in the diagnostics and repair of machinery issues to minimize downtime and waste.
  4. Works closely with maintenance and staff to maximize value of preventative maintenance activities by reducing unexpected downtime.
  5. Develops team staff members by demonstrating behavior that sets the example within the team regarding continuous process improvement, safety, and housekeeping, etc.
  6. Encourages collaboration within the group that creates ownership and pride in the delivery of error free first pass quality and minimal re-work/waste.
  7. Coaches employee performance on a regular basis to encourage self-development and career planning that benefits both the individual and the business. Elevates all performance issues to the Process Lead.
  8. Provides verbal and written communication to the appropriate personnel with regard to equipment, process, maintenance, quality, staff or other operational issues within the cell that may impact delivery of printed products and therefore overall press area production.
  9. Participates in training in conjunction with the VMC “Progression” (skill based pay) program to improve knowledge and skill related to the press 2nd and 3rd pressman 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. Coordinates the training and Progression certification in with their team.
  10. Accomplishes duties using safe work practices and equipment while being responsible for reporting all injuries and observed unsafe conditions. Coaches fellow employees on safe work practices as appropriate and contributes to the overall success of the company’s safety program.
  11. Performs related work and additional duties as needed or required.


Requires five years of offset heatset printing with inline experience (may include vocational training/certification, training others in related field of printing.

 Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Work in a team environment and lead and train others
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong technical knowledge of printing equipment.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to apply basic math concepts
  • Basic computer and office application skills
  • Ability to lift/move up to 40#
  • Must be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to climb ladders and consistently work at varying heights
  • Able to distinguish full range of colors
  • Work in a noisy area using hearing protection 

Hours for this position are 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. - and include 10% shift differential.  Must be available to work weekends.

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 collaborative atmosphere, Valpak may be the place for you. Our workforce is diverse in perspectives and culture. We provide our employees with a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision and 401(k).  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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