• 16-Feb-2019 to 16-Apr-2019 (CST)
  • Production
  • Maryland Heights, MO, USA
  • $15.50
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full benefits: Medical, Dental, 401-k, life, Short and Long Term Disability

Who we are:

Schattdecor (pronounced shot-decor) is the global market-leader in the printed decorative paper industry. Images of wood, stone, solid-color or fantasy designs are printed on large rolls of paper and then sold to the furniture industry. They cover it with a laminate and attach it to a hard surface to be used in kitchen cabinets, counter tops, closet systems and laminate flooring (think IKEA). The clean, modern St. Louis plant is spacious, yet with only about 60 employees, it has a caring, teamwork atmosphere. Our production facility is located in Maryland Heights, Missouri. We are next to Dave and Busters, near the intersection of I-70 and I-270.


  • Is working as part of a small team rewarding for you?
  • Are you proud of being able to excel in your responsibilities?
  • Do you enjoy working with complex technology and working with your hands?
  • Are you detail-oriented and have a mechanical mind, believing that it is fun to figure out how things work and to keep a complex system running efficiently?

If so, a job in printing manufacturing technology could be your path to a successful and rewarding career. As an entry level Press Operator you will support the experienced Operator's to keep the printing press running in an orderly fashion. 

This position pays well, even in the training phase, and provides several opportunities for salary increase in the first year as your skills develop. Big company benefits abound in our small-team atmosphere.

Your Opportunity:

Note: Full on-the-job training for all levels; promotions provided as skills increase. Those comfortable to stay in 3rd or 2nd level positions may do so. Promotion to "Shift Leader" after excelling as a "1st Press Operator" is limited to available openings.

3rd Press Operator (Initial Level)

  • Swap machine parts for product changes

  • Prepare paper to be printed

  • Drive a forklift to transport paper rolls

  • Assist with Printing Operations

  • Measure ink and paper

  • Data entry into computer system

  • Packaging product for shipment

  • Cleaning equipment

  • Bale paper waste


2nd Press Operator


  • Thorough knowledge of 3rd Press position in order to train new employees

  • Further develop knowledge on the complex technical aspects of the machines

  • Operate the re-winder machine

  • Learn to use a spectrophotometer

  • Set up the printing press

  • Assist in color matching

  • May mix inks or create recipes for ink mixing

  • Create panel presses using resin

  • Use washing machine to clean rags


1st Press Operator


  • Full knowledge to run the press and oversee the process, including precise color matching

  • Set up computer program according to the job being printed

  • Set up and adjust equipment and process as needed for each product run

  • Give work direction to 2nd and 3rd press operators

  • Responsible for the quality of the printed paper; design, sharpness, faults, damages

  • Clean cylinders


Tools used: Table saw ~ Chop saw ~ Hand saw ~ Hammer ~ Screwdriver ~ Slitter knife

Pallet jack ~ Roll jack ~ Tin snips ~ Razor ~ Core cutter/saw ~ Tape measure ~ Paper baler

Fork lift truck ~ Printing press ~ Clothes washing machine ~ Heat & cooling presses ~ Computer


  • Mechanical aptitude, must not be color-blind, able to prioritize tasks
  • Clear focused, able to move agilely and safely in narrow spaces and among moving machine parts 
  • High school diploma/GED - some technical school or college hours a plus
  • At least two years full-time work experience (does not have to be in printing)
  • An ability to work a continually rotating, 3-shift schedule: spending two weeks on first shift, two weeks on second, two weeks on third, etc.
  • A willingness to learn and practice company processes from the ground up
  • Ability to think and work in both a team environment and independently

What's in it for you?

  • An opportunity to learn an innovative trade with full training, and structured plan for advancement

  • Full benefits and generous time off allowances

  • Innovative, modern, spacious and clean work environment 

  • Collaborative and friendly culture

  • There are three scheduled raises in the first year, and continued opportunities for raises at each level.

We appreciate your consideration and look forward to viewing your application!

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