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Full-time Production Operator

Do you enjoy producing high quality printed paper products while tracking your progress and working closely with a team? Do you have experience with mechanical troubleshooting, working around machines, and in a fast-paced production environment? This may be the position for you!

In this full-time position, you’ll be working closely with other production operators each day to take the printed components and make them into Scout Books. Bring your mechanical and troubleshooting experience as you are fully trained in these stations: score-trim-fold; page folding, stitcher trimmer, and corner rounding. Celebrate milestones as you complete each step of the well-developed training process. You must have the ability to follow a planned workflow schedule, but also be flexible in this deadline-driven field. We’re all about continuous improvement and you should be comfortable talking about your mistakes and willing to try new things. It’s important to stay calm and rational during unforeseen troubleshooting, as well as being an open and kind communicator. Join us at Scout Books and connect with the wonderful people that make this team special!

Primary Responsibilities

Bindery Production; Folding, Stitching, Paper Trimming; Corner Rounding; Consumables Management/Inventory; Tracking Waste and Time; Packing and Completing Orders; Opportunity for Future Work in Press and Fulfillment.

Required Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Previous production environment and machine operation experience
  • Excellent Mechanical Skills
  • Commitment to Continuous Improvement, High Standard for Quality, and Attention to Detail
  • Positive Attitude, Team Spirit, and Excellent Communication Skills including Active Listening
  • Physical Capacity for Repetitive Lifting and Strenuous Physical Activity
  • Requires Stamina, Strength, and Endurance to Stand for Long Periods of Time
  • Ability to Problem Solve and Apply Critical Thinking

Helpful Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Bindery/print industry
  • Foil
  • Fulfillment
  • Shipping, and Inventory Management
  • Talented with Planning, Organizing, and Efficiency

Compensation / Benefits

$16-18 per hour, depending on experience

Benefits include Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Health and Dental Insurance (90% of costs covered by company), and employer-sponsored SIMPLE­-IRA retirement plan. We also offer training opportunities, quarterly profit sharing bonus program, wellness reimbursement program, paid volunteer program, quarterly lunches/happy hours/snacks, field trips, and a work shoe allowance.

How to Apply

The deadline for submitting applications has passed.

**Please do not contact us by telephone about this job opening.**

About Scout Books

Scout Books is a B Corp certified custom notebook manufacturer based in Portland, Oregon. We produce projects for an array of amazing clients and collaborators, along with retail products ranging from blank DIY notebooks to inspiring designs featuring the work of top artists and designers. All Scout Books are made with 100% recycled papers and vegetable-­based inks, and are printed, bound, and packed on equipment powered by renewable energy. The Scout Books team is dedicated to the creation of sustainable goods that inspire and empower our clients and collaborators to capture and share their big ideas with the world.

Our Core Values

Be Open– Be Open to Change. Be Open to Making Mistakes. Be Collaborative. Be Welcoming. Be Curious. Be Honest. Be Open for Business. Say Yes, And.

Kindness Counts- Be Kind to Yourself. Be Kind to Your Team. Be Kind to Your Customers. Be a Good Listener. Be Honest. Be Understanding. Work from a Place of Love.

Bring It- We are Here to Perform. Bring your Best Self Everyday. Be Ready for the Challenge. Don’t Expect Someone Else to Bring It For You. Work Hard, and Smart. The Details Matter.

More Magic-Make it Special. Make a Great Impression. Enthusiasm is Contagious. Have Fun. Share your Flair. Innovate. Follow your Curiosity.

Make it Better-Make One Degree Improvements Everyday. Reduce Waste. Aim for Flow. Everyone Can Innovate. Creativity is our Competitive Edge. Give Back. Ideas Matter, but Implementation Matters Most. Add Value. Sustain Growth through Continual Improvement.

Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer. Scout Books is committed to and deeply values diversity. We strive to provide a hiring and working environment in which all people feel equally respected and valued, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, age, country of origin, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic which makes a person unique.