Careers | Available Positions

View our current available positions below or click on the department to the right to find the job that interests you.

If you have any questions, or if you don’t see the position that interests you, please email Sara Wall at saraw@friesens.com or call 1.888.324.6401 – ext. 320.

 

Robot Operator Bindery | Book Division | Application Form

The Robot Operator is responsible for the efficient operation of the Mottoman Robot Arm. The Robot Arm transfers boxes of books coming off the Hardcover Bookline and stacks them onto skids in preparation for shipping. In addition to operating the robot arm, you will cross train to run other small equipment in the bindery.

Job Snapshot:
Book Bindery
12 Hour Day Shift
Full Time

Position Overview:
• Request and arrange the components of the job in advance
• Set up the robot arm machine using the box measurements
• Flip skids on skid turner
• Conduct periodic visual and measurement checks
• Apply labels to boxes
• Arrange for product storage
• Perform machine maintenance as described in the Maintenance Binder and the Operator’s Manual
• Cross train and run other small equipment in the Bindery
• Perform Production Support duties as needed

Desired Skills:
• High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
• Mechanical aptitude
• Mathematical aptitude
• Ability to measure accurately using a measuring tape
• Advanced computer programming skills
• Problem solving capabilities
• Critical eye for identifying defects
• Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to the work schedule
• Ability to read and follow written and verbal English work instructions
• Commitment to quality and safety

Applying:
Click on Application Form to submit your application/resume
Deadline for submission of applications/resumes is Friday, July 14, 2017

Dummy Book Making/Small Equipment Operator Bindery | Book Division | Application Form

This position requires a good understanding of the book binding process. Small Equipment is utilized to produce good quality sample or dummy books for customers to give them a visual of their finished product.

Job Snapshot:
Book Bindery
Full Time
Working Hours: 8 hour days, Monday through Friday

Position Overview:
• Operate small equipment such as the Hand Punch, Hand Wiro and Spiral Machines
• Folded & Gathered signatures to send to the customer for approval
• Understand job requirements from information on the job docket and other related information
• Identify components needed for the job
• Set up the machine
• Make adjustments as needed
• Handle production assignments as directed by Shift Manager
• Assist with Production Support duties

Desired Skills:
• High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
• Able to understand and follow written and verbal English work instructions
• Commitment to quality and attention to detail
• Critical eye for identifying defects
• Basic computer skills
• Mechanical aptitude

Applying:
Click on Application Form to submit your application/resume
Deadline for submission of applications/resumes is Friday, July 7, 2017

Internal Sales Representative think4D | Application Form

think4D is the manufacturer of innovative stand-off-the-shelf packaging. The Internal Sales Representative will have the exciting role of introducing our younger one-of-a-kind technology to the consumer goods world. Their role will also be critical in contributing to think4D’s understanding of consumer needs helping our company become an established leader in the packaging industry. Developing our brand awareness, prospecting and converting customers will provide a rewarding sales career with an exciting product.

To learn more about think4D and their products, please visit their website at www.think-4d.com.

Job Snapshot:
Company: think4D, a Friesens Corporation company Employee Ownership
Location: Must be able to work from think4D in Altona, Manitoba Profit Sharing
Pay: Salary dependent on experience and skill level Comprehensive Benefit Package
Employment Type: Full Time, permanent
Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday
Relocation required: Yes, within the Pembina Valley
Travel required: At least one week per month in Canada and the US, a valid passport is required
Must have a valid driver’s license

Benefits:
Employee Ownership
Profit Sharing
Comprehensive Benefit Package

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Systematic prospecting of potential customers
• Working with prospects and customers through the development of packaging including quoting, prototyping and product launch
• Serve as single point of contact for key accounts
• Develop sales targets and strategic account plans for territory and each account/prospect
• Develop and maintain effective business relationships with new and existing customers
• Work in conjunction with marketing to identify and execute sales campaigns
• Report sales results, territory opportunities and challenges

Desired Skills:
• Proven value-added seller with a minimum of 3 years’ sales experience
• Creative thinker with ability to engage in technical discussions and provide solutions to customers challenges
• Aptitude towards understanding technical manufacturing and strong computer skills
• Excellent negotiation and diplomacy skills
• Strong knowledge of sales principles, methods, practices and techniques
• Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
• Experience in plastics is an asset
• Experience selling to large global brands is an asset
• Post-secondary education preferred

Applying:
Cover letter and resume may be emailed to hr@friesens.com
Deadline for submission of cover letters and resumes is Friday, June 30, 2017

Industrial Electrician Book Division | Maintenance | Application Form

The Industrial Electrician is responsible for all electrical services relating to machine operation at Friesens’ Book, Yearbook, Web, think4D and Packaging Divisions, working closely with the Machine Maintenance staff.

Job Snapshot:
Company: Friesens Corporation
Location: Altona, Manitoba
Employee Type: Full Time, Permanent
Working Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Benefits:
Employee Ownership
Comprehensive Benefit Package
Profit Sharing

Position Overview:
• Deals with electrical issues to keep the equipment running
• Assists in the maintenance of a suppliers listing for purchasing supplies and parts
• Keep a supply of regularly used parts in stock and order other parts as required
• Participates in Preventative Maintenance programs with the Electrician and Facilities Manager
• Participates in Friesens “lock-out” procedures
• Keeps all electrical areas clean and orderly
• Draws on other Maintenance staff for help by making arrangements with the Facilities Manager
• Is available for callbacks outside of regular working hours

Desired Skills:
• Must be a Red Seal Certified Electrician
• Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controls (PLC’S), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) and a variety of control systems required
• Experience with Allen Bradley, Omron and GE Fanuc software
• Ability to read electrical schematics
• High School Diploma

Soft Skills:
• Organized with strong attention to detail
• Problem Solving/Trouble shooting skills
• Good English verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as well as in a team situation
• Good interpersonal skills
• Continuous Improvement mindset with a focus on efficiency

Applying:
Click on Application Form to submit your application/resume
Applications/resumes will be accepted until the position is filled

Level 2 Press Operators Book Division | Press | Application Form

The Level 2 Press Operator is responsible to assist the Lead Press Operator to ensure the safe, efficient operation, cleaning of and running adjustments of the press, producing printed product according to docket and proof instructions. Together the Lead and Level 2 Operators are responsible for the prescribed quantity and quality of product produced.

Job Snapshot:
Book Press
Full Time
12 Hour Night Shifts:
• Early Week Night Shift (Sun, Mon & Tues, 6 PM to 6 AM) or
• Late Week Night Shift (Wed, Thurs & Fri, 6 PM to 6 AM)

Position Overview:
• Work and communicate effectively with the Lead Press Operator, Shift Managers, Department Manager and staff
• Work and communicate effectively with customers during press checks
• Manage Feeder duties for quality, efficiency, and productivity to complement Lead Operator’s responsibilities
• Understand the job requirements from the docket, proofs, and job bag information and locate job components
• Follow instructions of Lead Press Operator
• Perform setup and running duties
• Return unused paper and store press sheets
• Assist Lead Operator with required press maintenance
• Practice Friesens safety procedures for equipment and plant situations

Desired Skills:
• High School diploma, GED or equivalent
• Training and experience on other press equipment preferred
• Previous experience operating a machine would be an asset
• Strong colour definition with the ability to pass Friesens internal colour test
• Strong attention to detail & proven organization and problem solving skills
• Experience with routine maintenance operations
• Basic computer skills
• Continuous improvement mindset
• Strong work ethic & able to work well under tight deadlines
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting
• Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in the English language
• Able to deal with people diplomatically and professionally at all times

Applying:
Click on Application Form to submit your application/resume
We are currently interviewing for this position, the position will be filled as soon a suitable candidates are found.