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Smyth Companies is the leading provider of high-impact decorative labels for consumer goods producers. We supply labels to top Fortune 500 companies along with top US retailers. We are continually looking for highly motivated individuals who are seeking employment to help achieve our growth objectives.

Join Smyth and you will have the opportunity to become part of an organization that is committed to customer intimacy, excellence and industry leadership. We offer challenging and rewarding careers with the opportunity for growth. If you’re interested in employment with Smyth, we invite you to apply for any of our available positions.

Connect with something bigger, have an impact every day and work someplace truly great. The opportunity is here – all you have to do is take the first step.

Maintenance Technician - Bedford, VA

Join our team as a Maintenance Technician who is responsible for maintenance and repairs of our machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, production machines, and equipment. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that is mechanically inclined, understands electrical components, enjoys break-fix, is a problem solver, is well-rounded, and wants to be a part of a growing team.

Successful candidates will:

  • Ensure efficient operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing repairs and performing preventive maintenance on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines.
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Remove defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and power tools; examining the form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments. Install special functional and structural parts in devices as needed.
  • Lubricate parts and clean equipment to ensure efficient operation.
  • Fabricate repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment when practical.
  • Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.
  • Set up and operates a lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metal-working tools to make and repair parts.
  • Maintain equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory levels.
  • Anticipate needed equipment, parts, and supplies and initiate purchase order for parts and machines.
  • Work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures. Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Have a thorough knowledge of all maintenance procedures and electrical experience.
  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects and decision making. 
  • Able to manage time effectively onmultiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines. 
  • Must have basic math, reading, writing skills, and can tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree.
  • Five or more years’ experience in the mechanical and electrical field preferred.  
  • Mechanical aptitude required.
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.
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System Administrator - St. Paul, MN

Role Summary

We have an exciting opportunity within Smyth Companies at our St. Paul, MN Corporate office location as a Systems Administrator in our Information Technology Department.  The ideal candidate will be someone with a keen ability and desire to solve problems, be creative and results driven to deliver outstanding services to internal customers.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to demonstrate their skills by successfully installing, configuring and supporting the organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), as well as supporting end-user workstations. Maintain network hardware and software, performing scheduled maintenance, while monitoring the network to ensure network availability to all system users. And, install and configure end-user applications and Smyth’s business systems. 

 

This is a full-time opportunity.  

Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications. 

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc. 

 

Education, Experience, and Credentials

  • Bachelor's degree or certificate program in computer science, computer engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required. 
  • Two or more years’ experience in IT required, preferably in a systems administrator capacity.
  • Expert in troubleshooting and resolving problems with a variety of systems including Microsoft operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite applications. Helpful if knowledge in Mac’s, Linux systems, VoIP Systems, Oracle DBA, Oracle SQL, Java Programming, Shell Scripts, Tomcat and Jboss Application Servers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Develop, prepare and implement computer solutions using the most efficient and cost-effective options.
  • Able to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work.  Able to work unsupervised, make decisions and solve routine problems independently, effectively and creatively.
  • Work as an effective and proactive team-player; understand the importance of supporting the organization, customers, and staff.  
  • Collaborate with other staff to complete tasks within multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a variety of people and personalities inside and outside the organization.  Able to effectively handle interactions at all levels and to respond appropriately in sensitive situations.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to all levels of people inside and outside the organization, including possessing good English speaking skills, fluency and understandability.
  • Detail-oriented, organized and applies effective time management skills in order to meet all deadlines.  Able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple tasks and numerous projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to effectively present information in one-to-one and small group situations to clients, staff and other customers. 
  • Understand and maintain confidential nature of organization and information in accordance to HIPAA regulations and corporate compliance standards, including appropriate access of data housed within the Information Technology infrastructure. 

 

 

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Machine Operator - Egg Harbor, NJ

Role Summary

Smyth is seeking candidates who are highly mechanically inclined, understanding of electrical components and the effects within machinery, and who have demonstrated skills of break-fix in their work and living environment. Individuals who have a passion to mechanically make things work, ability to problem solve through situation analysis, by breaking it down and determining route cause, which enables the machine to operate in the most effective manner.

Our Machine Operator’s main responsibility is to operate a tube processing machine, which applies labels, caps, and ultra-sonic seals. This role supports, guides and manages a line where the tubes are managed through a finished product while verifying the finished product is within customer specifications. The Machine Operator will have overall responsibility for the machines including set-ups, output, and maintenance. Operators must obey all facility and department rules. Other duties and functions may be assigned on an as-needed basis. 

  • Compensation based on skills and experience.  
  • Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.
  • 1 Position: First Shift

Successful candidates will have

  • Strong mechanical aptitude that enables effective operation of our standard and over the should tube processing machines.
  • Ability to be fluent in both English and Spanish to enable a cohesive working team.
  • Ability to work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow.
  • Ability to engage in areas continuous improvement and sustainability initiatives in finishing.
  • Ability to work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures.  Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of equipment operations and decision making, such as performing change over’s, which includes change rolls, splicing, tooling changes, etc.
  • Must have the ability to do visual quality inspections, perform quality testing, system data entry, and ensure appropriate records are maintained.
  • Must have the ability to ensure machine performance, troubleshoot equipment and product issues.
  • Must have good math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company, both in English and Spanish. 
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines. 
  • Able to understand and help further enhance current business systems, processes, and workflows.
  • Able to endure long periods of standing, which also involves movement in and around the work area and machines required.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Good interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Work safety and proactively to ensure a safe work environment.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent preferred. 
  • Computer skills and knowledge required.
  • Flexibility in their work schedule (nights, weekends, OT) required.
  • Good motor skills, dexterity mechanical, electrical and analytical skills required.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Prior experience in a converting environment preferred.
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.

Note: Pre-employment drug and physical testing required.

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Production Support - Minneapolis, MN

Production Support - Label Printing, FT (entry level)

Smyth Companies, LLC – Minneapolis Facility

Seeking great individuals                                                                                                                

Are you a GO GETTER? Do you have the DRIVE to deliver results? Do you like being a part of a team that delivers those results? Do you like to work in a mechanical environment and "fix" things? Do you like to LEARN and would like to BUILD a career in a successful manufacturing facility? Start your career at Smyth as a member of the support staff in our press department and have an opportunity to learn the ropes to become a successful Press Operator. Great opportunity to stair step your career into something grand!                 

Employment at Smyth: Why work with us?                                                                             

Smyth Companies is a leading provider of high-impact decorative labels for consumer goods producers. We supply labels to top Fortune 500 companies along with top US retailers. We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals who are seeking employment to help achieve our growth objectives. Join Smyth and you will have the opportunity to become part of an organization that is committed to customer intimacy, excellence and industry leadership. We offer a challenging and rewarding career with the opportunity for growth. Many of our press operators and supervisors started with us in entry-level positions and earned the opportunity to advance within the organization through dedication to our clients and exceeding our performance goals. Connect with something bigger, have an impact every day and work someplace truly great. The opportunity is here – all you need to do is take the first step.

To Be A Partner – More Than Just Employment                                                                      

Being a Smyth partner means having the opportunity to be something more than an employee. Great possibilities lie ahead: To grow as a person, in your career, and in your community; to support the Smyth mission and to be a leader. It’s the opportunity to become your personal best; to be connected to something bigger; to do something meaningful and be recognized for it. It’s all here for you.

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc. 
Shifts available: Various Shifts - Work 3 days a week – paid for 40 hours

Learn more about our products, services, and capabilities

 

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Press Operator - Minneapolis, MN

Smyth is seeking a dynamic, results-driven, customer focused Press Operator for our Minneapolis location. We are seeking candidates who have experience and passion, engaging with a strong, successful team and desire to deliver outstanding results to our customers. This person also needs to have the desire and ability to work innovatively, effectively and efficiently across the manufacturing floor. Who has a mechanical aptitude, process mindset, ability to influence with or without authority, and can and will lead by example, and build their career at Smyth in a growing business.

Compensation based on skills and experience.

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.

Shift: 

  • Shifts:  Work 3 days a week – paid for 40 hours
    • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 a.m.
    • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 a.m.

Successful candidates will:

  • Follow and promote established Standard work needed to maintain the Smyth quality standards and production schedule.
  • Leading and participating in the changeover process while creating opportunities to improve our efficiencies.
  • Show leadership in areas of Lean, KAIZEN, ISO quality systems, innovation, and sustainment of 6’s requirements for work and staging area.
  • Proper operation of the printing press while maintaining quality and performance of the equipment.
  • Participate in daily shift meetings within the work group to ensure proper communication of details and daily production concerns.
  • Use the establish tools to increase efficiencies and communication within the production team, while driving efficiencies on the press floor with proper use of support staff and clear communication.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of equipment operations and decision making.
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Must have good math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to all levels of people inside and outside the organization, including possessing good English speaking skills, fluency and understandability.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent and 2+ years of related flexographic printing experience preferred.
  • Mechanical aptitude required.
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.
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Pit Crew Lead - Minneapolis, MN

Role Summary

Smyth Companies seeks a Pit Crew Lead. While managing the responsibilities of the Pit Crew Tech, the Pit Crew Lead also provides leadership for the department through training, documentation, communication, and direct support to personnel.  This position will also provide technical support ensuring production success and profitability for both internal and external customers. This position will show leadership in areas of Lean Manufacturing, KAIZEN, ISO quality systems, innovation and current systems technology. 

It is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products for our customers.  Further, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our company effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

  • Compensation based on skills and experience. 
  • Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.
  • Shifts:   
    • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 a.m.
    • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 a.m.

Successful candidates will:

  • Facilitate daily shift communication meetings to ensure a smooth transition between shifts
  • Maintain and monitor daily production status and adjust personnel based on the needs of production
  • Perform daily audits of standard work and address non-conformance issues
  • Develop a cohesive team that is capable of adapting to workload changes
  • Responsible to oversee and manage daily compliance to company policies and procedures
  • Prepare job paperwork, plates, screens, ink, dies, cores, aniloxes, etc.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation in accordance to standard work
  • Make/inform needed adjustments
  • Issue work orders for the maintenance of all equipment in the department
  • Production status
  • Job specific information
  • Department learnings

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of equipment operations and decision making.
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Must have good math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to all levels of people inside and outside the organization, including possessing good English speaking skills, fluency and understandability.

 

Education, Experience and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent and 2+ years of related flexographic printing experience required.
  • Mechanical aptitude required.
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.
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Material Handler - Minneapolis, MN

Smyth has a great opportunity as a Material Handler, supporting our Minneapolis facility. The Material Handler is responsible for the timely issuance of raw materials to respective workstations and accurate inventory control.  This position will show leadership in areas of Lean Manufacturing, KAIZEN, ISO quality systems, innovation and current systems technology. 

  • Compensation based on skills and experience.  
  • Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.
  • Shifts:
    • Three (3) days a week – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 5:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
    • Four (4) days a week – Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Successful candidates will:

  • Issue label stock and other raw materials to the appropriate press per stock work orders.
  • Interpret work orders to ensure correct materials and quantities are delivered.
  • Operate material handling equipment to move product using a forklift and pallet jack.
  • Determine if raw materials are of good quality (visual check) and alert purchasing to any defects that may reduce the quality of the final product.
  • Make sure correct raw materials are being issued to the correct press in a timely manner.
  • Move stock to and from inventory warehouse in an organized and timely manner.
  • Receive and track raw materials movement to ensure accurate inventory counts and availability of materials.
  • Assist with daily, monthly, quarterly and annual cycle counts on raw materials.
  • Maintain neat and organized raw material and finished goods warehouses.
  • Ensure equipment used in raw and finished goods warehouses for material handling is functioning properly and in good working order.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be a good team player, detail-oriented, and good at prioritizing and multi-tasking.
  • Must possess good computer skills including the ability to learn new computer systems.
  • Able to work well under pressure and make good decisions. 
  • Must be good at trouble-shooting and taking initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to all levels of people inside and outside the organization, including possessing good English speaking skills, fluency and understandability.
  • Detail-oriented, organized and applies effective time management skills in order to meet all deadlines.  Able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple tasks and numerous projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have basic math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and/or a minimum three years of related experience and/or training in warehouse and bindery; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  
  • Prior experience operating warehouse equipment, such as a forklift and electric pallet jack required.
  • Must be able to operate and perform all functions of the material handler process.
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.
  • Ability to become forklift certified is required.
  • Maintain a valid Minnesota driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain a D.O.T. health card in order to be a back-up to drive the Smyth dock truck.
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Pre-Press / Pit Crew Technician - Minneapolis, MN

Role Summary

The Pit Crew Tech position performs all duties needed to supply accurate supplies to the pressroom in advance of daily production.  This position is responsible to ensure all supplies meet Smyth quality standards and customer specifications.  This position will show leadership in areas of Lean Manufacturing, KAIZEN, ISO quality systems, innovation and current systems technology. 

It is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products for our customers.  Further, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our company effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

  • Compensation based on skills and experience. 
  • Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.
  • Shift: 
  • Three (3) days a week – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 a.m.

Successful candidates will:

  • Follow all established standard work to ensure accurate delivery of products to the pressroom.
  • Mount plates and ring screens based on expeditor schedule.
  • Perform all duties required to stage jobs for production.
  • Prepare job paperwork, plates, screens, ink, dies, cores, aniloxes, etc.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation in accordance to standard work.
  • Responsible for all necessary cleaning, returning and filing of all components from the pressroom.
  • Perform daily maintenance tasks to ensure the reliability of tooling and equipment.
  • Make/inform needed adjustments.
  • Issue work orders for the maintenance of all equipment in the department.
  • Communicate delivery and quality issues in a timely manner to prevent equipment downtime.
  • Back up and support all areas of the department as production needs require.
  • Participate in daily shift crossover meetings to provide the incoming team with accurate information such as:
    • Production status
    • Job specific updates and information
    • Department learnings and opportunity to improve

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of equipment operations and decision making.
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Must have good math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to all levels of people inside and outside the organization, including possessing good English speaking skills, fluency and understandability.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent and 2+ years of related flexographic printing experience preferred.
  • Mechanical aptitude required.
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.
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Press Expeditor - Minneapolis, MN

Are you a GO GETTER? Do have DRIVE to deliver results? Do you like being a part of a team that delivers's those results? Do you like to work in a mechanical environment and "fix" things? Do you like to LEARN and would like to BUILD a career in a successful manufacturing facility? Start your career at Smyth as a Press Expeditor, which is someone who has the opportunity to learn the ropes to become a successful Press Operator. Great opportunity to stair step your career into something grand! Read on for greater details!

The Press Expeditor provides leadership for meeting specifications in product quality, safety, team building, and effective use of machines, operationally and mechanically along with the Director of Manufacturing and Press Supervisor. This position will show leadership in areas of Lean Manufacturing, KAIZEN, ISO quality systems, innovation and current systems technology.  

It is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products for our customers.  Further, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our company effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

  • Compensation based on skills and experience. 
  • Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.
  • Shifts available:  Various Shifts - Work 3 days a week – paid for 40 hours

Successful candidates will:

  • Follow all established Standard work needed to maintain the Smyth quality standards and production schedule
  • Participate and promote leadership in the entire LGFG process.
  • Participate in a teamwork troubleshooting process in the pressroom and educate/train operators in best practices.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Participate in NCR and internal complaint investigations and provide documentation or feedback on corrective actions needed.
  • Develop a cohesive team that is capable of adapting to workload changes and needs to the pressroom.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of equipment operations and decision making.
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Must have good math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to all levels of people inside and outside the organization, including possessing good English speaking skills, fluency and understandability.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent and 2+ years of related flexographic printing experience preferred.
  • Mechanical aptitude required.
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.
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Slitter / Laminator - Phoenix, AZ

Join SMYTH!  Be a part of a growing, fast-paced business as a Slitter or Laminator Operator!

Smyth Companies is a print and packaging manufacturer, who has been in the industry since 1877.  We design, create, decorate and distribute print and packaging products for companies, such as Hormel, Victoria Secrets, Bath & Body Works, just to name a few. Our Phoenix facility is one of 10 locations across the U.S.

Pure Pack Technologies (PPT), a division of Smyth Companies, specializes in the conversion of flexible packaging materials commonly used across the many industries Smyth services, the most common being the food industry. Flexible packaging is one of the fastest growing product segments in printing and packaging, offering increased shelf life, high-end product appeal, and enhanced consumer-use functionality.  With two (32” and 42”) wide web central impression eight-color presses, PPT manufactures products such as shrink sleeves, unsupported & multi-layer structures, zippered pouches, and popcorn bags.

This is a full-time opportunity.

Full Benefits package, including 401k, health coverage, dental coverage, etc.

Competitive compensation will be based on experience and qualifications.

Shifts: 2 pm - 10 pm

Successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, exhibiting energy and drive to deliver results.
  • Set up and operate machines to laminate or slit rolls of flexible packaging.
  • Identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean and continuous improvement/modification.
  • Ensure tools and supplies are properly maintained.
  • Perform required maintenance and daily housekeeping on the press and surrounding area.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for pressroom operations.
  • Work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures. Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Responsibilities

  • Reading and understanding all information pertaining to rewind processes
  • Understand the core sizes and unwinds
  • Check rolls for imperfections; remove any rolls with problems
  • Record of time and production for job costing
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area and press
  • Observe company work rules and safety regulations
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Specific Skills, Competencies, and Qualifications

  • Must work well with others in a team environment
  • Basic math skills – ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure. Must pass ruler test.
  • Basic reading skills – ability to read and comprehend simple instruction and short correspondence
  • Physical demands include standing for long periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines
  • Must have good judgment of color
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed
  • Work ethic is crucial, being timely, ethical and driven for success

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent.
  • Machine operator experience required, with proven ability to learn new equipment.
  • Two or more years in machine operator, within flexographic printing preferred.
  • Must be able to participate in a night or weekend rotation to cover the overtime shifts.
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Quality Packer - Phoenix, AZ

Role Summary

The Quality Packer’s main responsibility is to package materials and products manually, performing quality control checks including package counts, package durability, package image, and support the verification process of finished goods for our customers. This role also folds & tapes boxes, applies labels, and stacks boxes on pallets according to direction. Other duties and functions may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

It is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products for our customers.  Further, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our company effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

Compensation based on skills and experience. 

  • Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.
  • 1 Position: Second Shift (1pm - 9pm)

Successful candidates will have

  • Ability to work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow.
  • Ability to engage in areas continuous improvement and sustainability initiatives in finishing.
  • Ability to work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures.  Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to do visual quality inspections and perform quality testing.
  • Must have the ability to sort and package product.
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Able to understand and help further enhance current business systems, processes, and workflows.
  • Able to endure long periods of standing, which also involves movement in and around the work area and machines required.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, desire to deliver quality results.
  • Must have good math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.
  • Good interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Work safety and proactively to ensure a safe work environment.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Prior experience in a converting environment preferred.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Computer skills and knowledge required.
  • Pre-employment drug & physical testing required.
  • Good motor skills, dexterity mechanical and analytical skills are a plus.
  • Flexibility in their work schedule (nights, weekends, OT).
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.
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Machine Operator - Phoenix, AZ

The Machine Operator’s main responsibility is to produce shaped pouches with zippers and tear notches and verify finished products are within customer specifications. The Machine Operator will have overall responsibility for the machines including set-ups, output, and maintenance. Operators must obey all facility and department rules. Other duties and functions may be assigned on an as-needed basis. 

Compensation based on skills and experience. 

  • Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.
  • 1 Position: 2 pm - 10 pm

Successful candidates will have

  • Ability to think through mechanical aspects of equipment operations and decision making to ensure the effective operation of a pouch machine.
  • Ability to be a peer leader and work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow.
  • Ability to engage in areas with continuous improvement and sustainability initiatives in finishing.
  • Ability to work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures.  Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of equipment operations and decision making, such as performing change over’s, changing of rolls, and remove splices.
  • Must have the ability to do visual quality inspections, perform quality testing, system data entry, and ensure appropriate records are maintained.
  • Must have the ability to ensure machine performance, troubleshoot equipment and product issues.
  • Must have the ability to sort and package end product.
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Able to understand and help further enhance current business systems, processes, and workflows.
  • Able to endure long periods of standing, which also involves movement in and around the work area and machines required.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Must have good math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.
  • Good interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Work safety and proactively to ensure a safe work environment.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Prior experience in a converting environment preferred.
  • Prior knowledge of the operation of a Karville/Sun Centre pouch machine preferred.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Computer skills and knowledge required.
  • Pre-employment physical testing required.
  • Good motor skills, dexterity mechanical and analytical skills are a plus.
  • Flexibility in their work schedule (weekends, OT).
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.
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Wide-Web Press Operator - Phoenix, AZ

Role Summary & Requirements

Smyth Companies is a print and packaging manufacturer, who has been in the industry since 1877.  We design, create, decorate and distribute print and packaging products for companies, such as Hormel, Victoria Secrets, Bath & Body Works, just to name a few. Our Phoenix facility is one of our newest acquisition, out of 10 location across the U.S.   

In our Phoenix location, we are seeking an experienced wide web press operator, who is a team player, strong communicator, is engaging, and will deliver results for our customers. This role will manage the efficient set up and operation of an 8 color, central impression press.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Set up and operate central impressions flexographic printing press to print designs on rolls of flexible packaging and paper for use in making products.
  • Identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean and continuous improvement/modification.
  • Ensure tools and supplies are properly maintained.
  • Perform required maintenance and daily housekeeping on the press and surrounding area.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for pressroom operations.
  • Work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures.  Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of press operations, problem solving and decision making.
  • Must have the ability to learn and or have thorough understanding of the central impression flexographic printing process.
  • Understand solvent ink as it relates to the process of printing.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Must have basic math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.

Education, Experience and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent and/or two or more years in central impression flexographic printing; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  
  • Must be able to participate in a night or weekend rotation to cover the overtime shifts.

Compensation based on experience 

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.

Relocation Available 

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Material Handler - Phoenix, AZ

Smyth Companies vision is to build real, sustainable results by maximizing the human potential of our employees.  

The person filling this position is responsible for unloading incoming materials for pressroom and getting finished materials to cutting room or shipping department for work to be sent out for U.V. coating or over laminating.  Also, monitors paper inventory and releases paper and work closely with Raw Materials Manager.

It is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products for our customers.  Further, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our company effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

Compensation based on experience 

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.

Shift Requirements: Second Shift: 1 pm - 9 pm Monday-Friday (OT As Needed)

Successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to perform required maintenance and daily housekeeping on the press and surrounding area.
  • Ensure tools and supplies are properly managed and maintained.
  • Must Identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean and continuous improvement/modification.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for pressroom operations.
  • Work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures.  Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials to be moved in accordance with manufacturing requirements and deadlines.
  • Ability to load and unload materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand; ability to load materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or padding too prevent shifting of damage in transit.
  • Ability to convey materials from storage or work sites to designated area.
  • Ability to stack or assemble materials into bundles.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects upward of 50 lbs. by hand, and clean work area, machines, and equipment to assist machine operators.
  • Ability to operate industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and products.
  • Ability to wrap any full pallets of labels, weigh cartons that are going to be shipped, and put them in their proper place.
  • Ability to direct movement of shipments from shipping and receiving area to storage and work areas.
  • Ability to track inventories of finished goods to ensure accurate counts and availability of materials.
  • Ability to put shipments together with items from packing, die cut, and warehouse for shipment.
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment to move product within the warehouse. Load trailers, vans, and pickup trucks using a forklift and electric pallet jack.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent and/or 8-10 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • 2 years Forklift experience; certification preferred 
  • Must be able to participate in a weekend rotation to cover the overtime shifts. 
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Lead Pressman (2nd Shift) - Phoenix, AZ

Role Summary

Smyth Companies, in our Phoenix, Arizona location is seeking experienced flexographic pressman to lead 2nd shift. This lead role will ensure 2nd shift operationalizes effectively and efficiently, build and grow our talent to deliver outstanding results to our customers. 

This Lead Pressman is also responsible for the efficient set up and operation of an 8 color, central impression press focusing on meeting specifications in product quality, safety, and effective management of material and product waste. This position will show leadership in many areas such as:  growth and development of a team through mentorship and training, manage against quality systems to deliver exceptional results to our customers, be innovation to deliver outstanding products and services timely and effectively.

It is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products for our customers.  Further, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our company effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Proven leadership capabilities.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Set up and operate central impressions flexographic printing press to print designs on rolls of flexible packaging and paper for use in making products.
  • Identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean and continuous improvement/modification.
  • Ensure tools and supplies are properly maintained.
  • Perform required maintenance and daily housekeeping on the press and surrounding area.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for pressroom operations.
  • Work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures.  Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of press operations, problem solving and decision making.
  • Must have the ability to learn and or have thorough understanding of the central impression flexographic printing process.
  • Understand solvent ink as it relates to the process of printing.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Must have basic math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.

Education, Experience and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent and/or two or more years in central impression flexographic printing; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  
  • Must be able to participate in a night or weekend rotation to cover the overtime shifts.

Compensation based on experience 

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.

Relocation Available

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Assistant Press Operator - Phoenix, AZ

Pure Pack Technologies (PPT), a division of Smyth Companies, specializes in the conversion of flexible packaging materials commonly used across the many industries Smyth services, the most common being the food industry. Flexible packaging is one of the fastest growing product segments in printing and packaging, offering increased shelf life, high-end product appeal, and enhanced consumer-use functionality.  With two (32” and 42”) wide web central impression eight-color presses, PPT manufactures products such as shrink sleeves, unsupported & multi-layer structures, zippered pouches, and popcorn bags. 

PPT is seeking an Assistant Press Operator. This role is designed to assist the Press Operators in machine tasks to set-up, maintenance and the operation of the printing presses. This role will ensure tools and supplies are properly maintained; support the team in and perform preventative maintenance on the press such as lubrication, replacement of small parts, cleaning and conducting minor adjustments to rollers and other small moving parts. This role will recommend equipment repairs, parts, and supplies; will issue work orders for the maintenance of all equipment in the department and administer preventative and operational maintenance to other department equipment as needed. This role will work closely with the teams and all departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations, as well as prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for pressroom operations.

Shift: Monday-Friday, 2 pm - 10 pm (Flexible hours during onboarding, OT as Needed)

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Press Operator in delivering of customer job, including set-up, maintenance, and operation
  • Support the team with repairs, ordering of parts and supplies
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for the pressroom
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area and press room
  • Observe company work rules and safety regulations
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Ideal Candidate Must Demonstrate

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure. Must pass ruler test.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instruction and short correspondence
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines
  • Must have good judgment of color
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed
  • Proven track record of timeliness is crucial

Education, Experience, and Credentials

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Physical demands include standing long periods of time and dexterity of hands

This is a full-time opportunity.  Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications.

If you are interested in such opportunity, apply below (APPLY).

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Pit Crew Technician - Phoenix, AZ

Smyth Companies is a print and packaging manufacturer, who has been in the industry since 1877.  We design, create, decorate and distribute print and packaging products for companies, such as Hormel, Victoria Secrets, Bath & Body Works, just to name a few. Our Phoenix facility is one of our newest acquisition, out of 10 location across the U.S.   

The Pit Crew Tech position performs all duties needed to supply accurate supplies to the pressroom in advance on daily production.  This position is responsible to ensure all supplies meet Smyth quality standards and customer specifications.  This position will show leadership in areas of Lean Manufacturing, KAIZEN, sustainment, ISO quality systems, innovation and current systems technology. 

It is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products for our customers.  Further, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our company effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

  • Compensation based on skills and experience. 
  • Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.
  • 1 Position: Second Shift - 2pm - 10pm

Successful candidates will have

  • Ability to work within standard work processes, systems and tools to deliver quality products and services to our customers.
  • Ability to work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow.
  • Ability to engage in areas with continuous improvement and sustainability initiatives in finishing.
  • Ability to work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures.  Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of press operations and decision making.
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Must have basic math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to all levels of people inside and outside the organization, including possessing good English speaking skills, fluency and understandability.
  • Perform very heavy work, lifting to 50 pounds, with frequent lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to work a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends and attending events/meetings as needed.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High school degree or equivalent required.
  • Vocational/Technical degree in Press Operations, Graphic Arts or related field preferred.
  • MS Office and computer systems knowledge are required.
  • Two or more years’ experience in a color matching and formulation required.
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.
Apply

Finishing Rewinder - Green Bay, WI

Role Summary

The Rewinder performs manual and machine operator tasks related to finishing operations.  This position will also inspect labels for errors and defects, following procedures for First Article of inspection and all other quality checks.

It is also an expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products and services for our customers. In addition, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our companies’ effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

Compensation based on experience 

Shift : 2 Shift - Monday-Friday (Mon-Fri 2nd Shift - 2pm-10pm; Mon-Fri 3rd Shift - 10pm-6am)

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.

Successful candidates will have

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean and continuous improvement/modification.
  • Ensure processes are clearly managed, followed, monitored and inspected.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures; identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to support Finishing processes, while carefully inspect completed labels for errors and defects.
  • Ability to set up, run and maintain Finishing machines in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to read and understand all information pertaining to Finishing of order before running.
  • Inspect labels for imperfections; monitor quality of finished product.
  • Assist in the implementation and sustainment of standard work, 5s, and mistake-proofing in assigned areas and identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean improvement/modification.
  • Participate on continuous improvement teams focusing on Lean methodologies.  Help continue sustainability through following standard work and completing assigned paperwork; when requested, participate on kaizen events and Daily Improvement Projects.
  • Participate in cross-training with an open and positive attitude.
  • Assist with experimental functions to evaluate new equipment, techniques, and materials as directed.
  • Perform required preventive maintenance on assigned Finishing equipment.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of finishing operations.
  • Interact with Supervisor to help determine order priorities.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for assigned finishing tasks; enter accurate production information including finished product count and start/stop times in the data collection system.
  • Ability to operate accessory equipment including material handling and forklifts.

Education, Experience and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent
  • 2 or more years in central impression flexographic printing; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.  
  • Must be able to participate in a night or weekend rotation to cover the overtime shifts.
Apply

Digital Diecutter - Green Bay, WI

Role Summary

The Digital Diecutter performs manual and machine operator tasks related to finishing operations.  This position will also inspect labels for errors and defects, following procedures for First Article of inspection and all other quality checks.

It is also an expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products and services for our customers. In addition, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our companies’ effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

Shifts: Monday - Friday:  2:00pm - 10:00pm  or 10pm to 6am (1 positions available)

Successful candidates will have

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean and continuous improvement/modification.
  • Ensure processes are clearly managed, followed, monitored and inspected.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures; identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to Diecut and Finish, while carefully inspect completed labels for errors and defects.
  • Ability to set up, run and maintain Diecutter machines in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to read and understand all information pertaining to Finishing of order before running.
  • Inspect labels for imperfections; monitor Quality of finished product.
  • Assist in the implementation and sustainment of standard work, 5s, and mistake-proofing in assigned areas and i3dentify, recommend and implement areas for Lean improvement/modification.
  • Participate on continuous improvement teams focusing on Lean methodologies.  Help continue sustainability through following standard work and completing assigned paperwork; when requested, participate on kaizen events and Daily Improvement Projects.
  • Participate in cross-training with an open and positive attitude.
  • Assist with experimental functions to evaluate new equipment, techniques, and materials as directed.
  • Perform required preventive maintenance on assigned Finishing equipment.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of finishing operations.
  • Interact with Supervisor to help determine order priorities.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for assigned finishing tasks; enter accurate production information including finished product count and start/stop times in the data collection system.
  • Ability to operate accessory equipment including material handling and forklifts.

Education, Experience and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent and/or two or more years in central impression flexographic printing; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  
  • Must be able to participate in a night or weekend rotation to cover the overtime shifts.

Compensation based on experience 

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.

Apply

Production Support - Wilmington, MA

Production Support - Label Printing, FT (entry level)

Smyth Companies, LLC – Wilmington (Boston) Facility

Seeking great individuals                                                                                                                

Are you a GO GETTER? Do you have the DRIVE to deliver results? Do you like being a part of a team that delivers those results? Do you like to work in a mechanical environment and "fix" things? Do you like to LEARN and would like to BUILD a career in a successful manufacturing facility? Start your career at Smyth as a member of the support staff in our press department and have an opportunity to learn the ropes to become a successful Press Operator (Digital or Flexo). Great opportunity to stair step your career into something grand!                 

Employment at Smyth: Why work with us?                                                                             

Smyth Companies is a leading provider of high-impact decorative labels for consumer goods producers. We supply labels to top Fortune 500 companies along with top US retailers. We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals who are seeking employment to help achieve our growth objectives. Join Smyth and you will have the opportunity to become part of an organization that is committed to customer intimacy, excellence and industry leadership. We offer a challenging and rewarding career with the opportunity for growth. Many of our press operators and supervisors started with us in entry-level positions and earned the opportunity to advance within the organization through dedication to our clients and exceeding our performance goals. Connect with something bigger, have an impact every day and work someplace truly great. The opportunity is here – all you need to do is take the first step.

To Be A Partner – More Than Just Employment                                                                      

Being a Smyth partner means having the opportunity to be something more than an employee. Great possibilities lie ahead: To grow as a person, in your career, and in your community; to support the Smyth mission and to be a leader. It’s the opportunity to become your personal best; to be connected to something bigger; to do something meaningful and be recognized for it. It’s all here for you.

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc. 
Shifts available: Various Shifts - Work 3 days a week – paid for 40 hours

Learn more about our products, services, and capabilities

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Graphics Manager - Wilmington, MA

Role Summary

Smyth Companies, in our Wilmington, MA location is seeking an experienced Graphics Manager.  

With our commitment to customer intimacy, we need a Graphics professional who has demonstrated success in helping turn customer’s printing needs into a detailed, repeatable process.  In this role, you will provide functional leadership and technical deployment of new flexographic labels.  As a technical expert, the Graphics Manager is a hands-on operator, with exceptional relationship building capabilities, excellent communicator, organizationally strong to manage multiple projects, as well as a process improvement champion.   This position is equal parts technical, creative and communicative, with the ability to multitask and see projects through to completion.  

This is a full-time opportunity; Monday through Friday workweek. 

Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications.

Relocation available.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Provide leadership for the development of new labels, acting as a liaison between the customer, sales team, and the manufacturing team.
  • Act as prepress operator, coordinate proof generation and facilitates customer press proof sessions.  Document all steps to build a repeatable process to ensure consistency with customer expectations.
  • Create, build and maintain strong relationships with our external and internal customers.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Possess the personality and demeanor to gain trust and form strong relationships, with the ability to influence and gain the buy-in of key stakeholders.  
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to all levels of people inside and outside the organization. Develop and present to large and small groups of individuals, leveraging MS Office tools.
  • Have proficiency with design software and tools used, including Esko and Color Tone.
  • Demonstrate creative techniques, printing processes, color theory, and both conventional and electronic workflows.
  • Display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Manage time effectively with multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • Five or more years’ experience in the flexographic printing industry to thoroughly understand the printing process.
  • Proven experience in building relationships, actively listening and communicating.  
  • College degree in a technical or creative major or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • High-level of working knowledge of Esko and the digital plate making process required.
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing and ISO quality systems preferred.
  • Overnight travel and flexible work hours needed to assist and/or support all production and/or customer needs.
Apply

HP Digital Press Operator - Wilmington, MA

Role Summary

Smyth Companies, in our Wilmington, Massachusetts location, is seeking experienced Digital Press Operator.  This Digital Press Operator is responsible for the efficient setup and operation of HP presses, meeting specifications in product quality, safety, and effective management of material and product waste for use in the flexible packaging industry. This position will show leadership in areas of quality systems, innovation, and current systems technology.                                               

Compensation based on skills and experience.  

  • Third Shift Available - 11 pm to 7 am Mon-Friday OR Sun-Tues 5 pm to 5:15 am 
  • Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.

Successful candidates will have

  • Excellent communication skills and safety record.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in the setup and operate Digital printing press to print designs on rolls of flexible packaging and paper for use in making products.
  • Experience in Lean and continuous improvement/modification.
  • Ability to perform required maintenance and daily housekeeping on the press and surrounding area.
  • Aptitude to work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Strong skills to prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for pressroom operations.
  • Must work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures.  Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.
  • Perform and proficient in press/system maintenance activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of press operations, problem-solving and decision making.
  • Must have the ability to learn and or have a thorough understanding of Digital printing process.
  • Understand solvent ink as it relates to the process of printing.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Must have basic math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent
  • Two or more years in Digital printing; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  
  • HP Indigo Press Operator experience preferred
  • Must be able to participate in a night or weekend rotation to cover the overtime shifts.
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Press Operator - Wilmington, MA

We have an exciting opportunity within Smyth Companies at our Wilmington, MA location as a Flexographic Press Operator.  You will learn how to create some of the most challenging, although beautiful labels for the health and beauty market.

Smyth Companies is a print and packaging manufacturer, who has been in the industry since 1877.  We design, create, decorate and distribute print and packaging products for companies, such as Hormel, Victoria Secrets, Bath & Body Works, just to name a few. Our Wilmington (Boston) facility is one of 10 locations across the U.S.

As a Press Operator, you are responsible for the efficient setup and operation of a flexographic press focusing on meeting specifications in product quality, safety, and effective management of material and product waste. You will work with a team, collectively ensuring the press is stocked with all necessary materials that enable focus on the art of producing the labels.

In this position, you must show leadership in areas of Lean Manufacturing, KAIZEN, ISO quality systems, innovation and current systems technology. It is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products for our customers.

Compensation based on experience 

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.

Press Type & Shifts Available:

  • Flexo Press Operator Thursday – Saturday 5 am – 5:15 pm
  • Flexo Press Operator in Training Sun-Tues 5 pm – 5:15 am 

Relocation Available 

Successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Set up and operate flexographic printing press to print designs on rolls of flexible packaging and paper for use in making products, leveraging UV inks.
  • Identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean and continuous improvement/modification.
  • Ensure tools and supplies are properly maintained.
  • Perform required maintenance and daily housekeeping on the press and surrounding area.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for pressroom operations.
  • Work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures.  Identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to think through the mechanical aspects of press operations, problem-solving and decision making.
  • Must have the ability to learn and or have a thorough understanding of the central impression flexographic printing process.
  • Understand UV ink as it relates to the process of printing.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  
  • Able to manage time effectively on multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and relationship building skills to effectively work with a diverse group/variety of people and personalities.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization.
  • Must have basic math, reading, writing skills, and have the ability to tactfully communicate to customers and employees of all levels of the company.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent and/or two or more years in central impression flexographic printing; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  
  • Must be able to participate in a night or weekend rotation to cover the overtime shifts.

 

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Finishing Rewinder - Wilmington, MA

The Rewinder performs manual and machine operator tasks related to finishing operations.  This position will also inspect labels for errors and defects, following procedures for First Article of inspection and all other quality checks.

It is also an expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products and services for our customers. In addition, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our companies’ effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

Compensation based on experience 

Shift: Monday through Friday6:30 am – 2:30 pm

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.

Successful candidates will have

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean and continuous improvement/modification.
  • Ensure processes are clearly managed, followed, monitored and inspected.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures; identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to support Finishing processes, while carefully inspect completed labels for errors and defects.
  • Ability to set up, run and maintain Finishing machines in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to read and understand all information pertaining to Finishing of order before running.
  • Inspect labels for imperfections; monitor quality of finished product.
  • Assist in the implementation and sustainment of standard work, 5s, and mistake-proofing in assigned areas and identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean improvement/modification.
  • Participate in continuous improvement teams focusing on Lean methodologies.  Help continue sustainability through following standard work and completing assigned paperwork; when requested, participate in kaizen events and Daily Improvement Projects.
  • Participate in cross-training with an open and positive attitude.
  • Assist with experimental functions to evaluate new equipment, techniques, and materials as directed.
  • Perform required preventive maintenance on assigned Finishing equipment.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of finishing operations.
  • Interact with Supervisor to help determine order priorities.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for assigned finishing tasks; enter accurate production information including finished product count and start/stop times in the data collection system.
  • Ability to operate accessory equipment including material handling and forklifts.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent
  • 2 or more years in central impression flexographic printing; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.  
  • Must be able to participate in a night or weekend rotation to cover the overtime shifts.

 

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Digital Diecutter - Wilmington, MA

Role Summary

The Digital Diecutter performs manual and machine operator tasks related to finishing operations.  This position will also inspect labels for errors and defects, following procedures for First Article of inspection and all other quality checks.

It is also an expectation that all Smyth Companies employees support and contribute to an innovative culture, striving to create and develop new products and services for our customers. In addition, it is our expectation that all Smyth Companies employees strive to improve our companies’ effort towards improving the environment for our future generations.

Shifts: Monday through Friday, 3 pm – 11 pm

Successful candidates will have

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Identify, recommend and implement areas for Lean and continuous improvement/modification.
  • Ensure processes are clearly managed, followed, monitored and inspected.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Work safely, abide by and promote established safety policies and procedures; identify and follow-up on unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to Diecut and Finish, while carefully inspect completed labels for errors and defects.
  • Ability to set up, run and maintain Diecutter machines in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to read and understand all information pertaining to Finishing of order before running.
  • Inspect labels for imperfections; monitor Quality of finished product.
  • Assist in the implementation and sustainment of standard work, 5s, and mistake-proofing in assigned areas and i3dentify, recommend and implement areas for Lean improvement/modification.
  • Participate in continuous improvement teams focusing on Lean methodologies.  Help continue sustainability through following standard work and completing assigned paperwork; when requested, participate in kaizen events and Daily Improvement Projects.
  • Participate in cross-training with an open and positive attitude.
  • Assist with experimental functions to evaluate new equipment, techniques, and materials as directed.
  • Perform required preventive maintenance on assigned Finishing equipment.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of finishing operations.
  • Interact with Supervisor to help determine order priorities.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for assigned finishing tasks; enter accurate production information including finished product count and start/stop times in the data collection system.
  • Ability to operate accessory equipment including material handling and forklifts.

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent and/or two or more years in central impression flexographic printing; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  
  • Must be able to participate in a night or weekend rotation to cover the overtime shifts.

Compensation based on experience 

Employee Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, etc.

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Customer Service Account Manager/Representative - Wilmington, MA

Role Summary & Requirements

Smyth Companies vision is to build real, sustainable results by maximizing the human potential of our employees.  

Smyth Companies, in our Wilmington, MA location is seeking an experienced Customer Service Account Manager. We are looking for candidates who will be a representative, serviced mind, have great depth in managing multiple accounts, driving their business accountability forward. This role is responsible for gathering and analyzing data to build specifications for flexographic labels and packaging, via flexographic print methods. This position must also demonstrate the ability to build and maintain strong relationships in a team environment.

Shift Available:

Monday – Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Acting as a liaison between the sales team, the customer, and the manufacturing team
  • Creating, building and maintaining strong relationships with our external and internal customers
  • Gathering, analyzing and reviewing data to build specifications for labels printed
  • Coordinating new and repeat production orders, providing detailed customer follow-up

The ideal candidate must demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with multiple facets of an organization (Production, Sales, Customer)
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, specifically Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Strong analytical aptitude, able to extract pertinent data from complex reports
  • Ability to juggle & prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Problem-solving skills, resolving challenging and multifaceted issues
  • Independent Judgement
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Project management skills
    • Timeline management
    • Proactivity
    • Develop and Manage processes for unique customer requirements

Education, Experience, and Credentials  

  • High School degree or equivalent
  • 4-year degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience Customer Service
  • Print Industry knowledge preferred

Compensation based on experience 

 

 

 

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Press Assistant - Wilmington, MA

Role Summary

Our Boston facility is seeking a highly motivated, eager to learn and grow, Press Assistant(s). This role is designed to assist the Press Operators in machine tasks to set-up, maintenance and the operation of the printing presses. This role will ensure tools and supplies are properly maintained; support the team in and perform preventative maintenance on press such as lubrication, replacement of small parts, cleaning and conducting minor adjustments to rollers and other small moving parts. This role will recommend equipment repairs, parts, and supplies; will issue work orders for the maintenance of all equipment in the department and administer preventative and operational maintenance to other department equipment as needed. This role will work closely with the teams and all departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements of all pressroom operations, as well as prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for pressroom operations.

Shifts Available:

Sunday-Tuesday 5 pm – 5:15 am

Mon-Wed 5 am -5 pm

This is a full-time opportunity. 

Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Press Operator in the delivery of customer job, including set-up, maintenance, and operation
  • Support the team with repairs, ordering of parts and supplies
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation for the pressroom
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area and press room
  • Observe company work rules and safety regulations
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Ideal Candidate Must Demonstrate

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure. Must pass ruler test.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instruction and short correspondence
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines
  • Must have good judgment of color
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed
  • Proven track record of timeliness is crucial

Education, Experience, and Credentials

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Physical demands include standing long periods of time and dexterity of hands

 

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