Production Technician 1 - Strapper 1st Shift

  • Auburn, WA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Shift: 1st

Company Description

BUILD your career with an organization that is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing more than 58,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.

LIVE your passion through a culture that actively supports community involvement and delivers hope to missing children and their families across the nation through its signature Have You Seen Me?® Program.

CREATE our future by integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, to precisely target our clients' most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale.

We are intelligent media delivery.

Valassis is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing over 58,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.  By integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, Valassis precisely targets its clients' most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale.  NCH Marketing Services, Inc. and Clipper Magazine are Valassis subsidiaries, and RetailMeNot Everyday® is its consumer brand.  Its signature Have You Seen Me?® program delivers hope to missing children and their families.  Valassis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings.

Come flourish with Valassis Manufacturing!

  • Thrive in an environment of mutual accountability where multi-skilled employees and collaborative teams participate in planning, organizing and executing a daily business plan.
  • Join an operations team that exceeds client expectations by enhancing print capabilities, digital offers, and customer service.
  • Work with complex technologies from industry leading equipment and international suppliers that specialize in digital printing, manufacturing automation and IT systems.
  • Develop your technical skills through in-depth training and certification processes.
  • Explore your passion working with advanced, robotics equipment.
  • Dive into a dynamic business environment with a sophisticated manufacturing process that delivers relevant marketing campaigns and solutions to help our partners, clients and customers grow their business.


  • Take charge of your future with our generous 401K savings plan with company match, which is vested from day one.
  • Participate in our company wide well-being program that also serves to lower your annual health insurance premiums.
  • Explore new education opportunities with our Tuition Reimbursement Plan which covers up to $5,250.
  • We offer work-life flexibility, meeting personal obligations along with professional success.

Job Description

Job Title:      

  • Production Technician 1 Strapper 
  • 1st Shift 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for palletizing finished goods and ensuring the pallets are wrapped in a manner that maintains stability and neatness, as well as perform the duties of a PT1 Feeder as needed.
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of assigned equipment.

Key Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Ensures finished goods are properly palletized, instructing the logistics tech to move product to finish location. (40%)
  • Prepare all finished products according to established USPS standards; Demonstrates proficiency through the proper recognition of the printed address labels on finished products. (40%)
  • Load material into main machine component. (10%)
  • Clear jams and address errors on end of line machine components. (5%)
  • Operate a pallet jack. (5%)

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to housekeeping standards.
  • Support and comply with safety and security policies to promote a healthy working environment.
  • Maintain open communication with the team.
  • Participate in the Team Business Meetings.
  • Share equipment knowledge with team members.
  • Responsible for quality, output, and production goals.
  • Manage multiple work orders on multiple output stations (if applicable).
  • Support and comply with internal and external audits, to include providing information, performing assigned tasks to ensure compliance, and preparing and maintaining evidence that key duties identified as internal controls have been performed.
  • Make minor non-mechanical adjustments to ensure safety and maintenance procedures are followed.
  • Operate a pallet jack.

Communication & Contacts (Internal/External):

  • Communicate with team members.


  • Ability to work overtime, beyond regular schedule, to complete work assignments as required.


Education & Knowledge:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education certification preferred.
  • Ability to speak and communicate effectively utilizing the English language

Experience / Skills / Abilities:

  • 0 – 1 year related experience.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Works with sense of urgency.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Team player (works well with others).
  • Ability to assess obstacles and take corrective action.

Additional Information

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to lift up to 40lbs, carry up to 40lbs, push up to 40lbs, pull up to 40lbs, twist, stand, walk, squat, kneel, reach, and grip throughout the shift. Lastly, employees are required to have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, airborne dust, paper particles, and industrial lift trucks. All work environments that exceed OSHA's standard on noise levels require associates to wear the hearing protection that is provided.


*Disclaimer: Weight requirements may vary by location. Please contact HR Business Partner for further details and/or refer to Physical Requirements Addendum. 


Valassis is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting our Recruiting Coordinator.

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