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    LET'S PRINT SOMETHING AWESOME TOGETHER!

    Do you want a rewarding career and a job you can feel good about at the end of the day?

    Consider applying with Cedar Graphics, one of the nation’s premier printing companies. Cedar Graphics is nationally known for quality products, state-of-the-art technologies and an employee friendly environment where we care about our people.

    We are seeking employees who want to be challenged, want to make a difference and make things better. You will be working in a facility that is clean and climate controlled all year around.

    Family Owned
    and Operated

    For three generations Cedar Graphics has been a family owned and operated business. No giant conglomerates or stock-holders here. Why just be a part of the team when you could become a part of our family.

    Award Winning
    Industry Leader

    Experience and train with best equipment and people in the industry. At Cedar Graphics you'll have the opportunity to expand your capabilities as rapidly as we expand ours and work with award winning clients and projects.

    LET'S PRINT SOMETHING
    AWESOME TOGETHER!

    Current Open Positions:

    Digital Press Operator - Wide Format Area - 2nd Shift

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Cedar Graphics, an award winning commercial printer in Hiawatha has an opening in our Digital Press Department as a 2nd Shift Digital Press Operator – Wide Format. Flexible on scheduled hours and days, with starting time preferably after 1 p.m.

    This is an entry to mid-level position for someone who is interested in the printing field and is willing to learn to maintain and run wide format equipment – flatbed printer, router, roll printer and laminator.

    Wide format area will be primary role but will also be trained on digital color press equipment as well. Will interact with sales and customers to recommend different substrates and techniques. Will do customer installations as needed. Previous printing experience a plus.

    General Requirements:

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Candidates should have general printing knowledge and a good eye for detail.
    • Must have solid decision making skills and be able to analyze operating situations and make the necessary adjustments to optimize operations.
    • Have good computer knowledge and skills –Adobe suite experience a plus.
    • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and move readily throughout the facility.
    • Must be able to work under limited supervision.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.
    • Must be able to lift 40 pounds to waist level on a periodic basis.

    Hours:

    Flexible on scheduled hours and days, with starting time preferably after 1pm, however, must be on first shift for several weeks for training.

    Mailing Services Specialist

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Cedar Graphics is seeking a Mailing Services Specialist in our data department. The successful candidate will manipulate customer mail lists to conform to USPS regulations using Excel and a third party postal presort program. The candidate will keep up to date on postal regulations and make recommendations on best ways to sort lists to maximize results for customer.

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Conducts list processing, data management, cleansing and processing duties as necessary to support the company’s business activity.
    • Makes recommendations on best data / mailing practices and options that align with customer objectives, based on data / mailing analysis.
    • Manipulates data for mail list to conform to desired format
    • Generates lists for analysis, email, direct mail and other initiatives.
    • Keeps current with mailing services regulations, postal class and move update options.
    • Interprets and communicates list processing information to customer as needed.
    • Maintains excellent process quality control standards.
    • Resolves customer quality issues as needed.
    • Identifies any potential issues that may impact turnaround times and deadlines, and communicates issues to management as appropriate.
    • Other duties as required and/or assigned.

    Experience and Skills Required:

    • High school diploma or GED required. At least 2 years of college or university education preferred – equivalent experience.
    • 2 to 4 years customer list processing or data experience or related work experience in mailing environment.
    • Knowledge of BCC Mail Manager or other postal presort software a strong plus.
    • Must be very proficient using Microsoft Excel and delimited files
    • Strong knowledge of mailing, including USPS regulations, mailing methods and procedures.
    • Capable of setting up and troubleshooting inkjet machine
    • Oversee inkjet quality, assuring barcodes meet postal specifications, and image is clean and clear
    • Learning postal sortation, traying, sacking and palletizing of mail for post office delivery
    • Weekly maintenance and cleaning of inkjet, belts and filters.
    • Capable of demonstrating an understanding of class and category of mail
    • Strong knowledge of data management
    • Excellent typing/keyboard skills (35 wpm)
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, good problem solve and good interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
    • Ability to take initiative to drive process improvements and projects
    • Ability to complete tasks within required deadlines while maintaining quality standards

    Inkjet Machine Operator - 1st or 2nd Shift


    Cedar Graphics is seeking individuals who are interested in learning to operate various inkjet and inserting machines involved with our mailing process.

    • Capable of setting up and troubleshooting inkjet machine
    • Oversee inkjet quality, assuring barcodes meet postal specifications, and image is clean and clear
    • Learning postal sortation, traying, sacking and palletizing of mail for post office delivery
    • Weekly maintenance and cleaning of inkjet, belts and filters.
    • Capable of demonstrating an understanding of class and category of mail
    • Capable of reading and understanding job ticket instructions
    • Insure inkjet area is clean and hazard free
    • Help out in bindery when time permits
    • Willing to be flexible on work hours

    Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, be mechanically inclined, and have good math skills and troubleshooting skills. Must be a self-starter, be able to read and comprehend job tickets and have a good work history. Previous experience in a printing environment a plus.

    Sales Account Representative

    Seeking an energetic, outgoing, proactive individual to join our sales team as an account representative to work with customers around the Midwest and the country.

    In this position the successful candidate will work with customers and businesses on their printing and marketing needs. He or she will provide recommendations, quotes and proposals on wide range of products and services based on customer requirements. Customer leads and relationship building at multiple levels of organization will be the primary focus.

    Candidate must have a 2 year degree or equivalent work experience. Some outside sales experience with demonstrated success is preferred. Knowledge of printing / graphics communications is highly desirable. Excellent customer relations, verbal and written communication, presentation, organization, and follow-up skills required. Must be able to solve practical problems, think conceptually and deal with ambiguity.

    Candidate must have a valid driver’s license, access to vehicle, a good driving record and be able to travel to customer locations. No overnight travel is required.

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    Cedar Graphics, Inc.
    Attention: Human Resources Manager
    311 Parsons Drive
    Hiawatha, IA  52233

    Email:  hr@cedargraphicsinc.com
    Phone:  319.395.6900
    Fax:  866.364.2461

    Cedar Graphics offers a comprehensive benefit package. Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check required. EOE

    Our benefits package includes:

    • Medical and Dental Insurance
    • Cafeteria Plan (Section 125)
    • Flex Life Insurance
    • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Vacation & Holiday Pay