Job Opportunities

At NEWW Packaging and Display, we offer competitive starting salaries, excellent benefits, and a 401k plan. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Pre-Press Manager

Position Summary:
The pre-press manager is responsible for managing the process between sales and production assuring that customer expectations are met or exceeded and all orders flowing to the production floor are thoroughly vetted.

Essential Job Functions:

This position is required to manage the art and craft of designing graphics and structure for corrugated packaging and displays. This position requires the ability to interact with many departments at NEWW including Graphic Arts, Design, Digital, and Production.

  • Responsible for routing items at the quote stage for accurate costing. Communicate with sales and customer service on plant capabilities and suggest alternatives when necessary.
  • Manage the design or modification of artwork and structures in consideration of customer intent, structural design, and production capabilities.
  • Become familiar with all relevant software, including but not limited to: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Artios, and Onyx.
  • Manage the operation and maintenance of NEWW’s digital printers and the sample-cutting table for the creation of mockups.
  • Quote digital produced projects through the use of NEWW’s equipment or request quotes from Digital vendors when necessary.
  • When required solicit graphic, layout, and design input from production supervisors and machine operators.
  • Maintain a superior level of internal communication with all other Supervisors, Managers and Machine Operators.
  • Work with the Customer Service Manager to improve standardization of layouts and improved communication with the production floor via the Factory Ticket.
  • Review layouts of new items to assure the factory information is accurate, complete in every respect and in agreement with the cad and print card.
  • Manage the purchase of cutting dies, printing plates paying particular attention to providing the best combinations of rule and rubber for each specific design.
  • Manage the check in procedure for new tooling.  Assure information is accurate and in agreement with requested particulars.
  • Manage the purchase of litho printed sheets. Match best paper weights and litho vendors to each specific design.
  • Manage the check in procedure for the quality of litho printed sheets.
  • Keep obsolete tooling moving out of storage on an on-going basis.
  • Manage the inventory of litho printed sheets and keep it in good condition.
  • Make recommendations for the continuous improvement of design equipment, software, and procedures to improve productivity, efficiency, and safety.
  • Handle additional tasks as directed by the General Manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
All graphic designers, purge coordinators, digital coordinators and together with the Design Manager the structural designers.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Superior communication skills and an understanding of converting equipment is essential.
  • A collaborative approach to the position is necessary.

Language Skills:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret requests for artwork, design and communicate with managers and the sales force.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Technical Skills:

Advanced problem solving capability required.

Must have a working knowledge of the following:

  • NEWW Quality standards
  • Paper and combined board characteristics
  • Common packaging designs

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.
  • Regularly required to: Talk, hear, sit and stand, lift up to 35 lbs. and climb stairs.
  • Specific vision abilities of this job include close vision, exceptional color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Leadership Attributes:
The individual must possess superior communication skills, time management skills, multi-tasking skills. This individual must maintain a professional appearance and respond in a professional manner to feedback, both positive and negative.

Performance Measurements:
Operating standards in areas of quality, cost, safety, customer satisfaction, creativity, personal growth, employee relations, and productivity.

Salary:
From $60,000 a year

Schedule:
Monday to Friday

Job Type:
Full Time

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Production Administrative Assistant

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists production manager and other production management positions in clerical and data entry functions
  • Background in data entry
  • Efficient use of a variety of computer programs
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, internet and other software
  • Familiarity with production/manufacturing environment
  • Ability to multitask
  • Abide by all training schedules and/or NEWW policies regarding safety and best practices
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to work overtime when needed

Preferred:

  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Understanding of Quality Assurance
  • Understanding of 5S

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Administrative experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Salary:
$17.00 - $20.00 per hour

Schedule:
Monday to Friday
Day Shift (Preferred)

Job Type:
Full Time

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General Help

Position Summary:
General helpers are required to be flexible in their assignments.  They will be required to assist in a variety of departments and positions to fill vacancies as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in feeding and stacking operations
  • Assist in fork lift operations
  • Assist in cleaning functions
  • Painting, sweeping, shoveling, weeding, etc.
  • Assignments as dictated by the Department Foreman

Education and/or Experience:

  • No educational requirements.
  • Must have the ability to follow direction and take an assigned task to completion.

Language Skills:
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and employees of the company.

Mathematical Skills:
A basic capability. Ability to add and subtract fractions.  Ability to convert fractions to decimal equivalents. Ability to convert numbers to millimeters.

Technical Skills:
Must be capable of reading a ruler.

Must be capable of entering computerized diaries and manual diary cards.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Fork Truck license

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.

Regularly required to:

  • Talk, hear, sit, climb, twist, reach and stand.
  • Specific vision abilities of this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Lift, pull, push and carry 25 to 50 lbs

Performance Measurements:
Operating standards in areas of quality, safety and productivity

Salary:
From $18.40 per hour

Schedule:
Monday to Friday

Job Type:
Full Time

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts positions available

  • Production Supervisors
  • Machine Operators
  • Machine helpers
  • General Help

Our shifts are as follows:

  • 1st shift- 7:00AM-3:00PM
  • 2nd shift- 3:00PM-11:00PM
  • 3rd shift- 11:00PM-7:00AM

Salary:
From $18.40 per hour

Schedule:
Monday to Friday

Job Type:
Full Time

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For general questions or inquiries, please contact:
Beth Svenson
Human Resources Manager
205 School Street
Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632.3600 ext 304
bsvenson@newwpkg.com