The ideal candidate wants to help us print amazing t-shirts and is responsible, reliable, pays close attention to detail and is able to perform incredible work in a fast paced, high pressure environment while maintaining a clean work station. Responsible for setting up & printing on a 6 color manual press, average 20-50 pieces, 1-4 colors, plastisol, water base, discharge and specialty inks. Must have minimum 1-2 years textile printing experience. Experience printing on an automatic is a huge plus.
Include in the email why you would be perfect for the job. No applications will be looked at without the information about why you would be perfect. Applicants without minimum 1 year of experience manually screen printing on textiles will not be considered.
THE COMPANY AND CULTURE
Kotis is the fastest growing branded merchandise company in WA, selling promotional products and custom apparel to college, corporate, and brewery customers nationwide.
We've built a new, clean, state-of-the-art textile screen printing facility in Tukwila, WA, to keep ahead of our customers' demands and we need technically skilled people who love screen printing and want to build with us as we implement this change.
Monday – Friday required
Must be able to work until at least 4pm, desired schedule 7:30-4pm
Position is full time, 35-40 hours per week.
Applicant will not be considered if the above schedule does not work
Operate manual screen printing press including set-up, printing & tear down of jobs with attention to detail, quality of print, accuracy and speed.
Read and complete work orders accurately.
Identify and troubleshoot common screen printing problems.
Clean equipment including removing ink from screens, squeegees, press & tools.
Maintain a neat and orderly work area at all times.
Maintain equipment as required and notify management of any maintenance or repairs required.
Carry or move completed jobs and appropriate packing material to designated areas.
Miscellaneous tasks could be assigned such as assisting automatic press operators, exposing or cleaning screens, counting or stacking garments, mixing or modifying inks as production requirements dictate.
Daily attendance is required and must be at work at least until 4pm.
6 color/4 station M&R Sidewinder
Belt dryer & Flash
Plastisol & Water Based Inks
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Regularly lift and/or move up to 50-70lbs at times.
Regularly stand for long periods of time while reaching with hands and arms.
Specific vision abilities include sharp vision, focus, depth perception and ability to identify colors.
Ability to read, write and comprehend complex written or oral instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English.
Ability to quickly perform common mathematical skills such as multiplying in dozens or calculating print rates.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Daily attendance is required and must be at work until 4pm.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Able to perform duties without direct supervision; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly and uses time efficiently.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to warm or cold weather.
The noise level in the work environment is often loud.
Competitive health benefits including medical, vision and dental
401k matching program including Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k) options
Strong paid time off program
Great opportunities for career progression within an innovative, successful company
Energetic, fun and comfortable work environment
Pay: $13-15 per hour (DOE) with room to grow.
Think you could be the next great addition to Kotis? Send a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, "Manual Screen Printing Position". We're excited to hear from you!