Western States Envelope & Label Envelope Machine Set-Up/Adjuster - Ohio Plant in Walbridge, Ohio

Position Summary

Great opportunity with a well established leader in envelopes since 1908! We are in search of an experienced Machine Set-Up/Adjuster for 2nd or 3rd Shift for our Walbridge facility located only minutes from Toledo, Ohio. In this role you will adjust, operate and perform daily maintenance and minor repairs on production envelope folding machines. Pay range $17.00 - $26.00/hr plus shift premium.


  • 2nd Shift is 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm Monday-Friday
  • 3rd Shift is 10:30 pm - 6:30 am Sun-Thursday
  • Pay based upon experience, range: $17-$26/hr.
Essential Responsibilities
  • Operates all machines in the Folding Department
  • Examines work orders to determine specifications.
  • Inspects product quality according to quality guidelines.
  • Maintains accurate count of envelopes to boxes, cartons and pallets.
  • Packs envelopes uniformly and neatly into completed containers while keeping up with machine speeds.
  • Places die cut paper stacks into the feed of the machine.
  • Checks orders throughout production to ensure accuracy of labeling, printing and packaging.
  • Performs daily machine maintenance, change overs, and set-up of machines.
  • Minor machine repairs.
  • Troubleshoots minor operating difficulties including: analyzing machine operations, inspection of product, making necessary mechanical adjustments to eliminate quality variations and mechanical malfunctions.
  • Performs machine wash-up and other general cleaning duties.
  • Accurately completes paperwork to record labor, time and quality.
Required Qualifications
  • 3+ years Machine Adjuster or Set-Up Operator experience on RA and/or WD machines in a position of similar skill set and level of responsibility within the Envelope Industry preferred but not required.
  • 5 years machine set-up and/or repair experience preferred.
  • Excellent mechanical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Strong Analytical abilities: Analyzing machine operations, inspection of products, locating troublesome elements within machines and makes necessary mechanical adjustments to eliminate quality variations and mechanical malfunctions.
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to read a ruler
  • Strong math skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally during an eight-hour shift.
  • Ability to stand for approximately 60% of the time during an eight-hour shift.
Salary and Benefits:

Western States offers our Full-Time Regular employees one of the industry's best Benefit Packages including:

  • Starting Salary Determined by Your Skills, Experience and Match to the Positions Essential Responsibilities and Qualifications
  • Periodic Performance Reviews with Merit Pay Increase Opportunities
  • Ability to Grow Your Career and Progress in Responsibility and Pay Based on Performance
  • 401K Plan Including Pre-Tax and After Tax (Roth) Employee Contribution Options
  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription Drug and Dental Insurance Plans
  • Vision Insurance Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Care and Dependent Care
  • Disability Insurance Plans
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Term Death & Dismemberment Insurance Plans
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holiday

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen and background/reference checks. Depending on the position, successful completion of a physical examination may also be required. Refusal to submit to any of these requirements will result in disqualification from further employment consideration.

Please note that our facilities, including grounds are tobacco/nicotine free.

Company Overview

As the premiere manufacturer of envelopes and labels, Western States serves a national market of customers that include printers, distributors and mailing-service providers. Headquartered in Butler, Wisconsin (west of Milwaukee), we operate five full-service plants that comprise our Envelope and Label Divisions and have been in business since 1908.

We are known for our expansive offerings, unrivaled stock product selection, Continuous Improvement and innovative manufacturing techniques (Lean & Quick Response Manufacturing, robotics, etc.)

We are proud of the support we give back to the communities where we work and live through our Community Outreach Area initiatives. We are committed to Environmental Stewardship via Chain of Custody (CoC) Certifications through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and a Passion for Preservation via recycling, energy efficient facilities and Eco-Friendly Products that include CoC Certified and recycled and reusable envelopes.

At the center of it all, our adaptable, dedicated and enthusiastic team of employees are committed to Continuous Improvement and the right solutions for our customers’ needs. We don’t just make envelopes and labels, we provide a means to protect our customers’ message or a way to communicate it. We are on a mission to make sure any important message is received and are passionate about this, after all, "Your message is our mission".

Why You Will Want to Be Part of Our Team!

Western States is a stable privately held business with a 110 + year history of being an “About Family Company” in that employees, their families and our communities are at the forefront of how we do business in an atmosphere which is both autonomous and collaborative. The leadership team is highly focused on supporting sales efforts and driving growth and diversification. We have commanded 5+% market share within a $3 billion industry, with more opportunity to increase this. We have unique products and one of the largest volumes of catalog options for customers. We are obsessed with high quality customer care and providing excellent products.

Please note that our facilities, including grounds are tobacco/nicotine free.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our most-valued resource is the team of men and women who work here. That's why Western States is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and promoting individual development. As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status.

Western States is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all job seekers according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, a disabled veteran, or an individual that has other barriers that limit your ability to access our on-line application system, please contact Human Resources at recruiter@wsel.com to discuss alternative ways to apply for open positions.

Location: Walbridge, OH