Saddle Stitch Operator

Printers to the core, Quad/Graphics? manufacturing employees take pride in being the best at putting ink on paper for our clients. We work in a fast-paced environment focused on getting quality work out the door and into the hands of consumers. Though physically demanding, the work is rewarding and you?ll excel if you thrive on rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done.

New entry level starting wage of $16 per hour for days and $16.75 for nights.? Will pay more for skilled Stitcher Operator experience!


Careers across Quad/Graphics are defined by a rich legacy of passionate people driven by innovation and motivated to find a better way. Fueled by interesting days, you?ll find hard work is good work, and feel a deep sense of pride in a job well done ? something shared by everyone in the community we call Quad.


At Quad, you?ll begin at a competitive wage with immediate opportunities to advance ? driving you to be better than yesterday. Additionally, earn up to 10% more of your base wage and overtime pay through an incentive program that rewards productivity, safety and product quality.


We offer support at every step of your career with on-site healthcare facilities, 401(k) retirement savings, paid holidays and vacations, and many more great benefits.?

You?ll proudly wear Quad blue and stand shoulder to shoulder with the team that?s transforming an industry. Your work matters at Quad.



Position Overview:


Quad/Graphics is?seeking Saddle Stitch?Operator for the Hartford, Wisconsin?plant.?


?Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Operate machine effectively and safely according to standards to ensure a quality product

  • Perform and document preventative and routine maintenance as needed or assigned

  • Make-ready the stacker, tiers, mail head, mail control.

  • Make-ready and run all aspects of the saddle stitcher (pockets, gatherer, stitcher heads, in feed, trimmer, mail table and mail head, etc?)

  • Make-ready and run demographic and inkjet.

  • Fill in for other master operators when needed

  • Assist other master operators with start-ups as possible when own line is down

  • Support material handlers during continuous and self-supported running (including mail-sacking, skid stacking, pocket filling, cover filling, etc.) and give work direction during downtime and clean-up

  • Read and understand binding instructions, mailing instructions, and support the BCS system

  • Ensure proper functioning of safety devices (i.e. guards, stop buttons)

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment

  • Perform additional tasks as needed or assigned

We also have Walk In Wednesdays from 8am - 2pm. ?Stop on by for a tour and immediate interview. ?For questions call 414-566-2196.



  • Harris 855 and Muller 301 Saddle Stitcher experience a plus!

  • Demonstrated skill in mechanics/mechanical aptitude

  • Ability to read and interpret binding / mailing instructions and operating / maintenance manuals

  • Knowledge of department safety practices

  • Good understanding of all Bindery functions/procedures

  • Good understanding of co-palletization process, demographics, and selective binding processes

  • Good understanding of primary causes and remedies for various quality problems

  • Ability to recognize, identify, analyze, and communicate problem situation and/or factors

  • Basic computer skills including a good understanding of BCS System

  • Willingness to move to other machines

  • Willingness to work overtime on unscheduled days

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Strong communication skills; both oral and written

  • Ability to work easily and productively with others and with minimal supervision

Essential functions of this job include the following: the ability to lift 10-15 pounds continuously, the ability to lift up to 70 pounds occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movement, receive and follow instructins and use vision in order to identify defects.?Additional Company Information


We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.


Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The company?s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.


Drug Free Workplace?

Company Description:

Quad/Graphics is a leading print and marketing services provider focused on helping brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively across media channels. The company has approximately 22,500 full-time employees across North America, South America and Europe with 161 facilities locations in 17 countries. With a consultative approach, worldwide capabilities, leading-edge technology and single-source simplicity, Quad/Graphics creates value for its clients be helping them perform better in today's rapidly changing world through the integration of print products with complementary services to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, create engagement, lift response and increase revenue.

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