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Press Operators Wanted

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Interested in joining a growing production team?

Spartan Printing is now hiring press operators to join our growing company. We are rapidly expanding and have multiple openings.
We have multiple openings in our hi-tech pressroom, 2nd shift only 9pm to 7am.
Minimum of 2 years of high quality multicolor press experience a MUST.

Equipment:

12 x 18 Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46, 2 color
20.5 X 29.5 Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74, 2 color 1/1 Perfector
23.5 X 29 Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74, 8 color 4/4 Perfector with coating tower and CIP-3 Data Transfer
Features:

23.5 x 29 inch sheet – New size for wider variety of jobs
Autoplate – Plate loading in 45 seconds!
Auto Blanket Washup – Complete wash-ups in 2 minutes
Auto Impression Washup – Complete wash-ups in 2 minutes
Aqueous Coating Tower – Improves quality of paper stocks and turn-around time of jobs
15,000 impressions per hour – Only press to run 15K in Straight or Perfecting mode
PrePress Interface – Only technology of this kind in the area
CP 2000 Console – Most efficient operator interface on the market, integrated with prepress, job storage, repeatability of jobs second to none, 80% less paper waste during makeready
Inkline dispensing system – Only technology of this kind in the area
Ink roller coolers – Ink viscosity remains constant throughout the run
Streamfeeder – Wider variety of stocks

Since 1970, we have dedicated ourselves to helping our clients achieve their goals. While we have invested heavily in the latest technology, we are careful to remember that our reputation as a client-centered company can not be compromised.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Minimum of 2 years of high quality multicolor press experience a MUST.: 2 years
Required education:

High school or equivalent

Email resumes to colleen@printspartan.com or call 517.372.6910 for more information.


Bindery Workers Wanted

Monday, May 9th, 2016
  • Job Description

Spartan Printing is growing and we would like you to grow with us, if your looking for an opportunity to be a part of an established leading organization. Spartan Printing has an exciting opportunity for a Production Equipment Operator to join our company! In this role, you will be responsible for operating various equipment and completing general maintenance functions on this equipment. Printing or production experience preferred. This is a 2nd shift position 9pm to 7am.

What will you do?

Bindery/Cutting

• Perform basic maintenance functions: belts, fuses, lubrication, bearings, adjustments, etc.

• Provide assistance as need in general training of line workers

• Comply with all in house procedures.

• Meet or exceed all rate expectations.

• Measure paper per job specifications.

• Prepare set-ups on cutting equipment per job specifications for new or existing programs

• Operate the jogging table.

• Operate a pallet mover.

• Use floor hoists.

• Change blade and handle equipment maintenance as necessary.

 

Skills & Requirements

What is required?

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

• High school education or equivalent
• 1 – 4 years’ experience with bindery equipment preferred
• Knowledge of cutting equipment
• Knowledge of printing industry and/or production environment preferred.

What skills does it take to be successful as an Operator?

COMMUNICATION: Ability to effectively communicate orally and in written communication form information to internal/external vendors/clients, staff and management.

COGNITIVE LISTENING: Pertaining to the mental processes of perceiving, thinking, and remembering; Awareness with perception, reasoning and judgment; ability to think, learn and retain.

DECISION MAKING: Ability to collect the necessary information and listen to others to make decisions regarding project(s) and processes.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Work with a variety of personalities and skill sets across Units and / or departments

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform basic mathematical operations to include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Ability to compute ratios and percentages.

PRIORITIZATION: Handle frequent interruptions yet refocus on the task at hand or determine the most important tasks. Adapt to a fast paced, high stress and changing environment.

ORGANIZATION: Ensure information can be found easily and tasks are completed on time. Pay attention to details. Maintain accuracy and quality.

• Ability to work overtime and different shifts when needed

email resume to croot@printspartan.com or call our office at 517-372-6910 for more information.


Getting The Best Value When Selecting a Print Provider

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Like most people in sales, I frequently view bid opportunities with a combination of joy and dread. While it’s great to get a shot at new business, losing a big job over a few dollars is an awful feeling. Especially since I feel like my company and I bring something special to the equation.

In today’s “Walmart World,” it can be hard to get folks to believe that low price doesn’t necessarily mean best value. I realize that it’s self-serving to make such a statement. But it’s truly how we’ve done business with our vendors for nearly 45 years. For example, it’s important to keep paper costs down, but if the paper shows up late or the quality doesn’t allow us to produce a job we can be proud of, the low-cost option is a bad deal. So, we have nurtured relationships with our vendors in a way I would hope you’d do with us.

I may save buyers a few dollars by bidding lower than my competition. But I have saved them hundreds, even thousands of dollars by asking the right question or providing options based on my relationship with them and knowledge of how printed and promotional products help them achieve their objectives. I don’t know how many times I’ve saved money for my customers with one simple question: “Are you sure that’s the right quantity? You usually order half (or twice) that amount.”

Another consideration is the high error rate with first-time vendors who may simply misunderstand your instructions and have no basis for question you. Besides, how many first dates do you really want to go on?

There are several other advantages to working with a primary vendor. For example:

  • You won’t have the frustration of learning to communicate with new people every time you print a job.
  • You can save lots of time and money working with one of our designers, who knows your organization and your personal working style.
  • You’ll get a consistently high quality printing with a company that has samples of your work and produces it on the same equipment every time.
  • Delivery of your job becomes less troublesome when your regular printer knows how you like things packaged and where they need to be shipped.

Of course it’s a good idea to make sure that you’re getting a reasonable price for printed materials. But once you establish that, I’d strongly recommend looking at value. Think about ease of communication with the sales rep, design staff and even the accounting department. When you do, you might find yourself paying a few dollars more for peace of mind.

If you’d like to discuss this or any other print or promotional products issue, please give me a call my cell, 517-712-1770 or email me – randy@printspartan.com.


Unique Opportunities Await!

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Years ago, I received a call from one of my customers, late on a Friday afternoon. After exchanging a few pleasantries, he said that he had a unique opportunity for me. My curiosity peaked, I asked what it was. Turns out he had a rush job he needed printed and delivered by Monday morning! That was definitely unique, likely impossible, but definitely unique.

Our lives and our jobs are constantly full of unique opportunities. We may see them as problems, headaches, obstacles or challenges. No matter the form they take, they are still opportunities for us to learn and grow. If it weren’t for all these opportunities, where else would we be able to learn in this trial by fire world.

Now I realize that this may be easier said then done. We all have situations occur in our lives that push us to the breaking point. That is just reality. What we can change however, is how we look at and approach these situations. When life throws a speed bump your way, use it as a tool to learn something from it. Once you’ve made it through, now you have a knowledge base that is at least one solution bigger than it was before. Next time you will be that much better equipped to problem solve a particular situation. Life is full of unique opportunities, seize them as ways to learn and grow. Never quit learning.

Carpe Diem!