Join the Midstates Team Today
We appreciate the contributions our employees make every day to help our customers be successful. We recognize that it takes a team with a whole lot of dedicated players to provide the best service possible. We want to be a valued employer to our employees and our community therefor we offer a multitude of employee benefits including:
Our employee mission is to be an employer of choice by providing our employees: a safe and respectful workplace, personal and professional growth opportunities through continual training, fair and competitive benefits and compensation, and a strong and progressive business for security and stability in their careers.
Maintenance Technician- 3rd shift
This position is responsible for assisting with the daily workflow schedule, quality control, equipment repair, and equipment maintenance. A journeyman’s license is preferred and maintenance experience required. This position will be required to work 8pm-8am on a rotating 12 hour schedule throughout the week.
Production Supervisor- 2nd Shift
This position functions as the supervisor in the Finishing and/or Web Press department. The production supervisor is responsible for all of the bindery or press operations for 2nd (4pm-12am) shift, the daily workflow schedule, quality control, equipment maintenance, training and crew development. The shift supervisor must be able to make clear decisions and carry them out in a quick and professional manner, and be able to direct multiple employees in order to be the most productive during the shift.
Lead Maintenance Technician- 1st shift
This position is required to have an Electricians License that is issued in the state of South Dakota. The Lead Maintenance Technician will be a department leader and relied on to give others in the department assistance and guidance. This position must have strong electrical and trouble shooting knowledge and be able to work a flexible schedule.
Web Press Operator
This position functions as the web press operator. Responsible for managing the daily work schedule, quality control, setups of the press, troubleshooting of machines, management and training/development of crews. In addition to establishing and improving production standards, the role includes working with others in the company to provide the highest level of customer service.
Assistant Press Operator
Prepare rolls of paper for the presses. Keep the press ink fountains filled with ink. Check and maintain ph and conductivity of water and fill as needed. Fill out roll stock paperwork. Check oil level in printing units and folder, fill as needed. Perform preventive maintenance. Communicate with press operators and assistant press operators on the current job and how it is running. Work in a team environment with other employees to enhance customer service and operational efficiency. Follow department operational policies and procedures. Perform all other duties assigned and those that may be necessary to achieve company and departmental goals.
General Production – Web Press
Move pallets or skids to and from the work area. Stack signatures evenly on pallet/skid. Assist in changing paper rolls, washing press blankets, and performing preventative maintenance. Check overall quality of the signatures. Continually communicate with the press operator on the performance of the current job. Keep the area around the machines clean of unnecessary items. Follow department operational policies and procedures.
The machine operator is responsible for managing the daily work schedule, quality control, setups of the machine, troubleshooting of machines, management and training/development of crews. In addition to establishing and improving production standards, the role includes working with others in the company to provide the highest level of customer service.
Cutter/ Folder Operator
This position functions as the Cutter or Folder Operator. Responsible for the safety and well being of their crew while managing the daily work schedule, quality control, minor troubleshooting of machines, training and crew development. In addition to establishing and improving production standards, the role includes working with others in the company to provide the highest level of customer service.
Manage production of the current job. Communicate the job vision and expectations to the crew. Assist in developing and administering department operational policies and procedures. Provide reports to the shift supervisor regarding the crew’s performance and job progress. Work in a team environment with other machine operators and supervisors regarding staffing needs. Perform preventive maintenance. Adhere to and enforce all safety regulations. Follow department operational policies and standard operating procedures. Perform all other duties assigned and those that may be necessary to achieve company and departmental goals.
Duties include: feeding the stitcher pockets with the correct product and ensuring the operation runs smoothly; sorting product by zip codes and checking the quality of the stitched and addressed product; and stacking books evenly in a timely fashion on pallets or skids. The position also includes working with others in the company to provide the highest level of customer service.
Apparel Specialist- QQP
This position is responsible for maintaining and operating the screen printing machine, folding printed items, preparing screen printing patterns, loading ink, solving technical problems, and coordinating all aspects of apparel. The role also includes working with others in the company to provide the highest level of customer service.
Bindery Operator- QQP
We are looking for someone who excels at operating and maintaining machines that are essential in the bindery area. This would include operating the inserters, and folders along with any other bindery related equipment. This position would accept full responsibility for producing quality work and maintaining all the equipment.
The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating the forklift on the production floor. They are responsible for the equipment they operate, the inventory they handle and the safety of themselves and their co-workers as well as pedestrians in their immediate work area.
Assistant Operator- Commercial Sheetfed
This position will be in charge of assisting the operator of the Akiyama Sheetfed press. A very high level of print quality is expected from each job printed, as well as, meeting and exceeding production standards. This position will assist in the process of setting up jobs and keeping the press running while the job is being completed.