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Hallmark Packaging Operator (37) - 3rd shift (Lawrence) 1 in Lawrence, Kansas

Packaging Operator (37) - 3rd shift (Lawrence) 1

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Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Lawrence, KS, US, 66044

Company: Hallmark

Posting End Date: 06/28/2022

Job Band / Grade: 37.NE

Number of Openings: 5

The Packaging Operator position reports through the Lawrence Production Center and may be in the Quality, Folding, Page Insert, Specialty Packaging and/or Counter Packaging departments. Individuals in these departments operate various machines to package greeting card products and perform the quality inspector role.

This position is a Full time position Sunday-Thursday 11:30pm-8am. $20.42/hr

The Packaging Operator in Lawrence sets up and operates automatic production machines that involve standard or high speeds to produce/package specialty or greeting card products. Operations may include such activities as winding or spooling, wrapping or banding, folding, packaging product, labeling, and other final production processes. Makes judgment calls in the make-ready and production and/or packaging stages in order to insure quality production. Monitors, troubleshoots and corrects machine malfunctions. Completes required paperwork and/or computer input on specific SAP screens to confirm production and spoilage/scrap. Adheres to quality standards and procedures and initiates adjustments as needed to correct product and/or packaging defects. Prepares and maintains necessary paperwork. May perform quality inspections on in-process and finished goods in accordance with the Quality Department procedures. Assesses cause of defects, charging responsible operations. Records and inputs pertinent data.

Maintains a neat and safe working environment. Actively engages and asks probing questions regarding press issues or performance. Performs required preventive maintenance. Positively participates in performance dialogues and other team problem-solving activities. Identifies potential problems and shows willingness to proactively work on problem resolution and alternative solutions to traditional methods of operation. Demonstrates leadership amongst the team. Flexibility is key as the incumbent will operate multiple machines and perform the quality inspector role, as needed. Incumbent possesses moderate mechanical abilities, but training is obtained on the job.

The Packaging Operator position may be in the Quality, Folding, Page Insert, Specialty and/or Counter Packaging departments, and incumbent will be expected to learn and perform multiple assignments within this job classification.

In this position you will:

  • Perform make-ready procedures and other press adjustments on a variety of equipment with similar skill set. Prepare the press to run and maintain or exceed the specified quality and production expectations. Troubleshoot from a variety of maintenance issues which may deal with robots, feeders, batches, bow machines, etc.

  • Set up and operate a variety of automated production and/or packaging type machines, along with continually improving the specified production including throughput, OEE, etc. May work with the computer systems to track components, order materials, etc.

  • Execute Quality System including preflight, sampling plan and the removal of salvage/spoilage. Develop an understanding of a wide range of quality systems and product specifications. Help prepare related paperwork/documentation for shipping accuracy, including completing production data and spoilage.

  • Determine sample size and perform audit inspections on in-process and finished goods in accordance with the Quality Department standard operating procedures. Record all required production and defect information on inspection sheets and in SAP.

  • Demonstrate the flexibility and teamwork to positively influence how goals are accomplished within the shorter periods of time. Participate in performance dialogues and team problem-solving activities. Identify potential problems and proactively work on problem resolution and alternative solutions to traditional methods of operation. Communicate with peers so everyone is current on the day to day process. Creatively think outside the scope to see how you can help others.

  • Utilize good safety practices; understand and follow established safety procedures. Complete regular press maintenance and cleaning including TPM's/MIRC's (monthly inspection, repair & cleaning). Demonstrate mechanical ability by problem solving technical issues on the equipment.


You must show how you meet basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

  • Ability to grasp, lift and carry product weighing up to 15 lbs frequently and 65 lbs occasionally

  • Ability to stand and walk approximately 90% of the time

  • Ability to reach, twist, bend, perform repetitive hand/wrist motion, and use fine motor skills 90% of the time

  • Ability to occasionally work at or above shoulder level


  • Basic math, written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to understand the computer and ordering systems and successfully operate both systems

  • Ability to set up area and work under pressure to meet production targets

  • Ability to understand and follow established safety procedures

  • Ability to accept other duties as assigned

  • Ability to learn and retain knowledge

  • Ability to work as a team member


  • Work overtime as required during peak seasons

  • There is some noise and hearing protection is required by Hallmark.

  • This is a climate-controlled manufacturing environment with normal physical injury hazard.

This position is located in Lawrence, Kansas. Relocation is not provided.


At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide (https://corporate.hallmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Hallmark_Benefit_Guide_Corporate.pdf) to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Principals only please.

Nearest Major Market: Lawrence Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Manufacturing

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