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Production Team

Location: Des Plaines, IL

Production Operator

We're growing fast. Business is good and we're going to great. With the right people, we're convinced the next few years will be even better. To meet the challenge, we're looking for exceptional team members to help us continue to elevate our service and product quality.

Others make excuses. You make sure the job’s done right. We take pride in what we make. Every sign, post, panel, and banner that leaves our shop has to be perfect. As a production operator, you’ll be the one who makes sure we keep our promise to the customer. We're a manufacturing business in the heart of the country, and we take quality to heart.

What’s this job like?

The right person for this job loves to be part of a busy factory. It's hands-on, it's physical. It’s the complete opposite of sitting behind a desk bored out of your mind. If your favorite class was shop, or your idea of fun is actually building something, this might be a good fit for you.

Operators for Oakley work on material preparation of metal and plastic sheet goods; large format digital and screen printing; material finishing and shaping operations include die cutting; final assembly of printed items into a wide variety of frames and stakes; packaging of finished items to ensure quality, accuracy, and boxing for safe delivery; and a busy shipping and receiving area that ships all completed orders as well as manages and warehouses all in-coming raw materials and supplies. Also: You can't stand a dirty work area.

Above all, you're willing to stand behind your work. To sign your name to it and say, "I'm responsible. I'm proud of this. My work shines."

The position pays between $10 - $15/hour, depending on skill level and responsibility. We also offer insurance and benefits.

Do you qualify? Check the "skills and education" section below.

About Oakley Signs & Graphics

Oakley Signs and Graphics is proud to be one of the largest manufacturers of real estate signs in the country. We work with more major real estate franchises than any other company in the business. As verified vendors to some of the best Realtors in the nation, we offer real estate signs and accessories with a best price guarantee and ship directly to clients at record speeds. In addition to being centrally based in Chicago, Illinois, which makes shipping faster and less expensive, we also offer the largest selection of customizable real estate signs , yard signs, open house signs, riders, directionals, reflective signs, and for sale signs online. If you can't find a design you like, we will create a custom design that fits your needs. We also sell steel frames, posts, feather flags, brochure boxes, business cards, and so much more.

Skills and education you’ll need.

Some basics:

  • ...to have a high school diploma (or equivalent).
  • ...to be able to read and write English.
  • ...to be able to distinguish colors.
  • ...to be able to measure materials and perform simple calculations.
  • ...to be able to handle the physical demands of working in a factory.
  • ...to be able to read work orders and double-check orders for accuracy.

Technical skills:

  • Experience with fixed machine operations / assembly line production.
  • Experience with power tools and hand tools.
  • Ability to quickly learn machine operations, setup, and maintenance.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with peers, supervisors and managers.

Stuff that could give you an edge:

  • You're bilingual (especially Spanish).
  • You've worked in printing and/or manufacturing in the past.
  • You've worked with computer-based shipping/receiving systems.
  • You're willing to work flexible hours and/or overtime.

Are you the one we've been looking for?

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