Screen Printing Press Operator (Auto/Manual Press - Textiles)

Location: Tukwila, WA
Date Posted: 05-26-2016
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE
Do you look at a blank t-shirt and see a blank canvas? 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. 


THE COMPANY
Kotis Design is a screen printer, promo product peddler, graphic design firm and warehouse/fulfillment center; but most of all - we are brand evangelists. We tackle every project with unbridled enthusiasm, promising that in the end we always make the Best Shirts & Swag Ever. For 6 of the last 7 years we've been named one of the Fastest Growing companies in Washington and now we are expanding to Ohio. Merchandise we've created can be found coast-to-coast on the backs of college students and corporate execs alike.

THE JOB

Auto Press and Manual Press Operator 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.
 
REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  

 
  • 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
 
COMPENSATION 
  • $15-$25 per hour depending on experience and output 
 
BENEFITS
Kotis offers a competitive benefit package including:
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401(k) with match with Roth and Traditional options
  • Robust PTO program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Energetic and fun work environment with a dynamic culture
  • Bonus system based on production 
 
HOURS OF OPERATION : 
  • 1st shift or 2nd shift - hours of employment will be based on preference and availability 
    • 1st shift : (5:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
    • 2nd shift : (1:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
 
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