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BINDERY MANAGER - TIDEWATER / CENTREVILLE, MD

About Us: Tidewater Direct is a leading provider of printing and publishing solutions, committed to delivering high-quality products and exceptional service to our clients. With a strong reputation for innovation and reliability, we pride ourselves on our dedication to exceeding customer expectations and fostering a collaborative work environment.

Job Description: We are currently seeking a skilled and experienced Bindery Manager to join our team. The Bindery Manager will oversee all aspects of our bindery operations, ensuring efficiency, quality, and safety. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a team of bindery personnel, implementing production schedules, and maintaining equipment. A strong aptitude for setting up, running, and achieving high folder output is necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the bindery department, including scheduling, staffing, and workflow management.
  • Assure that standards are being met on each machine and on each shift.
  • Oversee and implement folder setups when necessary – take lead on complicated setups.
  • Ensure that production schedules are met and quality standards are maintained.
  • Train, coach, and mentor bindery staff to optimize performance and productivity.
  • Monitor equipment performance and coordinate maintenance and repairs as needed.
  • Collaborate with other departments to streamline processes and improve overall efficiency.
  • Maintain inventory levels for supplies and materials used in the bindery department.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in bindery operations, with at least 2 years in a supervisory or management role.
  • Desire to drive throughput and create a culture of productivity
  • Thorough understanding of bindery equipment, processes, and techniques.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and best practices in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work well under pressure.

Benefits:

  • Competitive six-figure salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement savings plan 401k
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment

If you are a motivated and experienced Bindery Manager looking for a new challenge, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and be part of a company that values innovation, teamwork, and excellence.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience to tvansant@tidewaterdirect.com or apply at:  https://tidewaterdirect.com/careers/

We look forward to hearing from you!

CUTTER OPERATOR- TIDEWATER / CENTREVILLE, MD

Tidewater Direct LLC, Centreville is seeking several hard working, reliable cutter operators for their evening and overnight shift bindery crew.  The ideal candidate has experience operating a guillotine style cutter but that is not required to apply for this job. Tidewater Direct offers on the job training for the right candidates.   The bindery is responsible for cutting and folding high volumes of paper, using high speed machines, for direct mail. Tidewater Direct LLC has multiple openings for their evening shift:  3pm-11pm and overnight shift:  11pm–7am.   These are 8-hour shifts, Monday through Friday. Mandatory bi-weekly Saturdays are expected during heavy production periods.

The position requires good energy, ability to follow directions and pay close attention, and basic math and communication skills.  Additionally, you must be able to lift 25lbs or more continuously and be able to stand for long periods of time. This individual will work directly with the shift supervisors to keep the shift on track. This is a production environment, and is for general labor. This is a full time position that offers many benefits including 401K, Health, Dental, Vision, PTO,  LTD and Life insurance after successful completion of 90 days of employment.

Job Requirements

-Reliable Transportation
-Excellent Work Ethic
-Basic Math Skills
-Ideal candidate has experience operating a guillotine paper cutter

WEB PRESS OPERATOR- ADI / BALTIMORE, MD

American Direct is seeking an experience commercial web press operator to run a Sanden web printing press at its Baltimore production facility. Direct mail forms, inserts and more keep the press schedule full and provide opportunities for overtime. Press is in excellent condition and prints beautifully with new register and viewing systems

Job requirements for this position include but are not limited to:

Operating the printing press from splicer to rewinder, setting, adjusting and replacing rollers, setting ink, pinholes and perfs, register, and water, performing basic maintenance and upkeep. The pressman will have a dedicated press helper.

Production performance is reviewed regularly by management and is the basis for pay scales, interim bonuses, and overall success in the company. For the right candidate, American Direct will provide temporary housing and relocation assistance.

Compensation to be determined based on experience.  Seasoned Commercial Web Press Operators have the potential to start in the mid to upper twenties.

American Direct offers a complete benefit packet which includes; Medical,Vision, Dental, STD, Life Insurance, Vacation, Sick Time and Holiday Pay & 401K.

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC – ADI / BALTIMORE, MD

Earn $90k+ per year as an industrial maintenance mechanic at American Direct. We have an open day shift position for a talented electrical and mechanical technician at our Baltimore MD Facility. Join our team and feel rewarded every day by solving new challenges and keeping us running. Our mechanics keep equipment and systems operational, and constantly find new challenges.

Our facility operates multiple paper processing equipment like printing presses, and a cutter, as well as support equipment like industrial compressors, chillers, fork lifts and more. Knowledge of gears, machining, motors, prints and schematics is important. This position will be charged with keeping all equipment and systems in good functioning condition, both electronically and mechanically. Technician will perform regular mechanical and electrical repairs and will also be get to build relationships with vendors for parts and supply.

Along with great pay comes health, dental, vision & STD benefits, PTO, 401k and more

LEAD FOLDER OPERATORS/BINDERY FOREMAN – TIDEWATER / CENTREVILLE, MD

We have continuous feed (conventional) and unwind-to fold-lines (direct mail folding line). Our folders are MBO and Stahl.

This position requires operators to set up folders and get them to running speed, feeding folders, maintaining production standards during the shifts, printing and recording work tickets, and use of computer system. This is an excellent high-level opportunity with a growing company for an experienced folder mechanic. Applicants must be willing to commute to Centreville, MD or relocate. Tidewater is willing to pay relocation expenses for well-qualified candidates.

This is a full-time position 5 days a week Monday – Friday on our 3rd shift from 11pm to 7am. During heavy production periods bi-weekly Saturday Overtime is mandatory.

Job Requirements

  • Reliable transportation
  • Good verbal and written communication skill
  • Experience in supervising staff
  • Leadership skills
  • A strong work ethic
  • A positive attitude
  • Ability to stand for long periods
  • Ability to lift, bend, stoop

PRESS OPERATOR POSITION – TIDEWATER / CENTREVILLE, MD

The Press Operator role is a full time position for the right person. Your experience on the Sanden web press is what will move you towards to the front of our candidate search. Overtime hours will be available as the workload requires.

Qualifications: Job-related experience is key. We ask that you are proficient in all aspects of the work involved.  Your resume must show experience in the position for which you are applying or it will not be considered.

Job Description:   Direct mail forms, inserts and more keep the press schedule full and provide opportunities for overtime. The Sanden press is in excellent condition and prints beautifully with new register and viewing systems. The press operator’s responsibility includes operating the printing press from splicer to re-winder, setting, adjusting and replacing rollers, setting ink, pinholes and perfs, register and water, performing basic maintenance and upkeep. The press operator will have a dedicated press helper. Production performance is reviewed regularly by management and is the basis for pay scales, interim bonuses, and overall success in the company.

PRESS OPERATOR APPRENTICE – TIDEWATER / CENTREVILLE, MD

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a press operator!  This career is expected to grow 6-8% between 2023 and 2028 and produce thousands of job opportunities across the U.S.

Tidewater will offer a press operator apprentice a full-training program onsite that provides all training needed to perform all the general duties of a press operator.  Our program is designed to be completed in a timely manner.  Once the apprentice completes the program, he or she will have opportunities for higher income and career growth potential. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone looking to work for a company where you have the chance to grow your career.

Do you have computer skills, dexterity, and mechanical skills?  We may have found the career for you!  We need a candidate who will follow detailed instructions and work under pressure. Yes, deadlines are a part of the job, and yes, the machines are noisy, but the daily work will never be dull.  It is important for you to have good math and mechanical skills, and you must have the ability to be a good planner.   A great press operator in her or his field is someone who is prepared for all jobs, and makes sure there is adequate time to complete all tasks.

You will learn how to operate various presses, primarily our widest press, the Sanden and the software programs associated with it.  You’ll learn to set up and maintain presses by assisting with the loading and unloading of paper into the press machine.  You’ll always have a front row seat to watch the press operator set up and run the equipment.  You will learn all the terminology of the press industry which will help you feel at ease when communicating with others.

Our Great Benefits

Tidewater Direct Offers a
Full Benefits Package

We offer a full benefits package upon successful completion of 90-day probationary period. Tidewater Direct is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Paid Time Off

Paid Holidays

Including Birthday

Medical & Dental

LTD & Life Insurance