Timson Assistant – 3rd Shift – Saline, MI

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Note: The location for this job is at: 960 Woodland Drive, Saline, MI 48176

Sheridan MI has operated in Chelsea, Michigan, for more than 70 years of service to the book publishing industry. Our customers depend on us to covert their ideas into one of the most important inventions man ever made, a book of printed words.

Job Summary

Assist Operator in production of heat-set web printed materials and maintenance of web presses while continually learning machine operations and printing technique.


  • Read and understand work order verifying correct substrate, bind type, ink color, and run lengths.
  • Order substrate while considering the needs of the oncoming shift.
  • Set up stacker and bundler to send adequate and well identified bundles to bindery.
  • Understand substrate – weights, PPI, size, grain direction, coating, marking and storage
  • Load correct substrate into the machine while tracking slab-off, waste consumption and return weights.
  • Learn all phases of the press operation
  • Ensure bundles conform to bindery needs including proper identification.
  • Be sure all waste is disposed of properly including printed and blank substrate.
  • See that all skids are safely stacked and wrapped before leaving press area.
  • Learn to interpret the information on the work order and its contents.
  • Assist Operator as needed.
  • Run press effectively in temporary absence of Operator.
  • Assist maintenance personnel with machine repair.
  • Exercise initiative, ask questions and look for ways of improving productivity.
  • Keep area safe and clean.
  • Adequately communicate with oncoming shift
  • Perform end of shift duties leaving area ready for oncoming shift.
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as work orders, workplace and safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Basic math skills, add subtract, and ability to use a measuring device.
  • Basic problem-solving skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently, 20lbs constantly
  • Adjusting or moving objects up to 50 lbs. in all directions
  • Constantly be able to work in the work activities
  • Occasionally be able to do the listed activities

Schedule is Monday to Friday, 11 PM to 7 AM – 40 hours/week

  • Overtime pays time and a half after 40 hours per week
  • 3rd shift pays an extra 8% on hours worked

What's in it for YOU?

  • On-the-job training programs through Sheridan Academy.
  • Career advancement with an employer who supports your development.
  • Tuition reimbursement for approved coursework.
  • A best-workplace culture that fosters life-long friendships and encourages fun.
  • A successful and growing industry-leading company.
  • An employee referral program that pays you money.
  • Paid time off & holidays.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Medical (PPO and HSA Plans), Dental, Vision.
  • Teladoc – convenient no- or low-cost medical services.
  • Confidential and free EAP program for wellness and mental health.
  • Company-paid basic life, AD&D, and short-term disability insurance.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match.
  • A safe, values-based company that acts with integrity and respect for all.

CJK Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to apply for employment, please contact the location HR Manager at 734-475-9145 option 3 or careers.sbi@sheridan.com.