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We are looking for Screen Print Assistant for 2nd Shift! 

$500 sign on bonus once hired permanently.

About Us

Kollege Town Sports, a division of Riddell Sports, specializes in custom apparel, uniforms & footwear for college, high school, youth, and corporate groups nationwide. Its innovative custom screen-printing, embroidery, applique and laser etching is done under one roof, making the company an efficient one-stop shop. Kollege Town Sports is proud of its partnership with Under Armour; making the company one of the largest team dealers in the country.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate an automatic screen printing press according to written and/or verbal instructions, established company procedures, safety and quality guidelines.
  • Solve printing problems and making print adjustments to mechanical operation of press to keep quality, registration, color and optimum production speed.
  • Understanding of inks, solvents and can print line, halftone and four-color copy on a variety of substrates.

Essential Functions:

  • Receives production order and job assignments from supervisor. Reads order to verify quantity to be run, overrun tolerance, color sequence and substrate.
  • Obtains substrate, screen, ink, squeegees, and related supplies needed to produce job.
  • Checks screens for proper color sequence and quality.
  • Sets up press according to established company guidelines, safety and job requirements.
  • Tests the registration of the print design by allowing the machine to cycle automatically, printing on material scraps until registered.
  • Prints proof sheets to check press setup, registration, ink viscosity and color.
  • Secures supervisors’ approval of 1st run before printing job.
  • Sign off on production paperwork.
  • Prints job maintaining optimum production speed and makes press adjustments to maintain print quality, registration and color.
  • Solves print problems.
  • Prints line and halftone copy on a variety of substrates.
  • Completes production run including overruns and production samples.
  • Completes production records.
  • Ensures proper cleanliness of press, work station and immediate press area by returning unused ink to ink racks, removing trash, rags and extra press sheets.
  • Responsible for directing the work of press puller and quality control/belt.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • One plus years of experience and/or training in screen printing; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
  • Must have good judgment of color, design and printing quality.

*Typical Work Hours:

Monday- Thursday: *

1st Shift 6:00am - 4:30 pm

2nd Shift 4:30pm -3:00 am

Occasional Fridays/Saturdays- Only when needed

Location: Sun Prairie, WI

Work Environment: Production Facility – employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

*In addition Kollege Town offers competitive compensation and the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance options for the whole family
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Holiday and Paid Time off.

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Sun Prairie, WI
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