Experienced Machine Operator

Posted: 08/25/2023

Salary Range:$18.50 To 22.00 Hourly
Get ready to experience employee ownership with Worzalla! Sure, we offer competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits package. But don't join our team solely for those reasons. Join our team to experience our unique employee ownership culture of great responsibility, great opportunity, and great reward! Join us as an Experienced Machine Operator on Days or Nights, 12hr shifts, on a 4-on, 4-off schedule!

As a print solutions provider specializing in high profile and award winning books, Worzalla has crafted and printed quality books for more than a century.  And over the past few years, books sales have soared even higher as people have rediscovered a love for reading! 

To ensure our quality books make it into the hands of millions and millions of readers around the world, we are now hiring for the position of Experienced Machine Operator in our finishing / bindery department on Days or Nights, no swing shift.  

Continue reading to learn more about becoming an employee owner in a company that will invest in you and your future.


Your Responsibilities as an Experienced  Machine Operator

  • Set up, operate, and tend to assigned machine such as the folder, cutter, casemaker, or other machines within the finishing department
  • Review work orders, job instructions, and quality specifications to determine appropriate machine settings, and adjustments
  • Prepare and load materials into machine, and start machines to verify set ups and make necessary adjustments
  • Monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions and report and resolve issues to include checking quality of finished product coming off machine or production line
  • Think and act like an employee owner by being safety-minded, quality-focused, customer-centered, a positive leader, and an awesome team member

Your Opportunities as an Experienced  Machine Operator 

  • Training program
  • Career advancement opportunities in a manufacturing setting
  • Educational assistance
  • Idea implementation system for associates
  • Clean, safe, and ergonomic-focused work environment
  • Shareholder meetings to learn about the business and our results
  • Organized activities to support the community


Your Rewards

  • $18.50/hour-$22.00/hour, shift premiums included.  Starting wage dependent on shift, position, and machine type.
  • Health insurance plans to meet your needs:
    • Option 1: $2,000 individual/$4,000 family deductible; 80% co-insurance; $85/month single, $141/month associate +1; $197/month family
    • Option 2: $4,000 individual/$8,000 family deductible; 80% co-insurance; $59/month single; $88/month associate + 1; $117/month family
    • Up to $1,125 contribution from Worzalla into health savings account
  • 100% employer paid dental insurance for associate and their family
  • 100% employer paid vision insurance for associate and their family
  • Seven paid holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
  • Paid time off (PTO): Earn up to 32 hours with perfect attendance during your first 90 days. Receive 104 hours in your first full year. Additional PTO awarded based on years of service.
  • 100% employer paid basic life insurance equal to 1x annual base earnings
  • 100% employer paid short-term disability
  • 100% employer paid long-term disability
  • Voluntary additional, spouse, and dependent life insurance
  • 401K with discretionary match
  • Funeral leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee stock ownership plan: Designed to make each team member an employee owner by allocating shares to them. Upon retirement/separation from the Company, the shares are purchased back from the employee owner, who then receives payments in accordance with the ESOP.
  • Referral bonus program
  • Peer-to-peer recognition and reward
  • Fun events and celebrations throughout the year such as Worzallapalooza--a month long celebration of our employee owners that includes daily drawings for prizes ranging from $25 to $500 plus amazing grand prizes.
  • Annual wellness program with quarterly wellness campaigns. GREAT wellness incentives such as Peloton, Bowflex weights, travel vouchers, and more!
  • And this is a big one--employee owner profit sharing bonus! When the company does well, so do you. Annual profit sharing bonuses for machine operator - days range from a couple of hundred bucks to a few thousand.


Qualifications to become an Experienced  Machine Operator 

  • Previous machine operating experience preferred 
  • Ability to perform repetitive, manual, and physical tasks requiring bending, twisting, turning, and lifting
  • Ability to stand for entire shift
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to pass pre-placement exam and pre-employment drug screen
  • Ability and desire to think and act like an employee owner (see Your Responsibilities above)


Next Steps

  • If you're ready for the responsibilities, opportunities, and rewards that come with employee ownership, we want to talk with you!
  • Click the Apply button to submit your application for consideration.
  • Watch your email for additional communication.


About Worzalla

Worzalla is among America’s most respected book manufacturing companies, with a wonderful 125+ year history. Each and every day we have the opportunity to work with the most distinguished book publishers in the world. Our goal is to have a positive impact in carrying out our mission and never lose sight of our responsibility. We maintain our customer focus and our passion for making physical books a reality. We believe in the importance of literacy, education and the spread of knowledge. We recognize the power of ideas and the value of creativity.

At Worzalla, it really does start with our people. That's another great part of working with Worzalla--you will work with great people. Our team members are a big part of our product. Their work ethic. Their commitment. Their talent. They are why our customers love us. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.


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