Insert Staffer

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 6 months ago(6/13/2022 2:49 PM)
Requisition ID
Manufacturing and Distribution - Packagers
Position Type


Insert Staffer - Days and night positions available. Responsible for performing all related functions of the Insert Staffer in the packaging operation, under direction of the Packaging Manager. To enable the department to achieve optimum effectiveness of all Daily and Sunday products. 



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  • Follow department policies and procedures in regard to safety, performance, attendance, etc.
  • Meet set productivity, reliability and quality standards and goals.
  • Feed free standing inserts efficiently into inserting machinery.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Technician and driver in regard to insert issues or changes.
  • Maintain positive working relationships and good communication at all levels of the organization.
  • Manually pile/unpile bundles of newspaper or free standing inserts.
  • Train new employees on proper feeding techniques as related to the insert staffer duties assigned by supervisory personnel.
  • Perform additional departmental tasks as assigned by supervisory personnel.
  • Training will be provided



  • Requires a high school education or equivalent.
  • Above average problem solving skills necessary to monitor and troubleshoot inserting stations
  • Requires physical dexterity to lift and pile newspaper products that vary in weight from five to fifty pounds.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and in a team environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend, use hands to finger, feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Additionally, have the ability to read and distinguish different insert versions
  • Must be able to change work assignments on short notice and be flexible in scheduling
  • Position requires working in production areas while forklifts, pallet jacks, inserting and related equipment is in use
  • Understand and adhere to department policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards of performance, conduct, attendance policy, substance abuse policy, housekeeping, safety.
  • Wearing safety gear such as earplugs and safety steel toed shoes are required.
  • The position requires the ability to work weekends, holidays and 12hr shifts



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