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Zebra Technologies Machine Operator, II - Laserband - 2nd Shift in Morris Plains, New Jersey

Remote Work: No


At Zebra, we extend the edge of possibility by shaping the future of work on the front line—reinventing how businesses run and moving society forward.

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Being a part of Zebra means being seen, heard, valued, and respected as you define your path to a fulfilling career. Here, you'll have opportunities to learn and lead at a leading company, and you can channel your skills towards causes that you and the Zebra community care about, locally, and globally.

Together, we've only begun to define the edge of what's possible—for our people, our customers, and the world.

The Machine Operator, II will be mounting plates , mounting hotmelt sleeve, splicing rolls , maintaining inks and raw materials while running the job. Eventually, they will learn all aspects of the printing press.

This is a second shift position: 2:00pm to 10:30pm


  • Set up correct color inks in correct station.

  • Change plates out to current job

  • Change HM sleeve, install current job 1st.

  • Change to correct RM if needed.

  • Ensure computer & paperwork are ready for run.

  • Ensure enough RM (raw materials) for run are available & have staged what is needed of what can be.

  • Assist operator or packager if needed.

  • Clean/wipe down machine or area

  • Continue to monitor ink levels

  • Ensure drying lamps operating

  • Splice vigilance, be present when splicing WALK splice to end of press, watch for tears, trim drops, splice ejection & eventually adjust registration.

  • Hang new RM & enter in AC4D

  • Monitor adhesive levels.

  • Watch machine, look for ink adhesive build up, study web path.

  • Monitor HM (hotmelt) filter

  • Continue to clean/wipe down machine & work area, ensure tools are safely/properly stored.

  • stage next upcoming job.

  • pull dies

  • mount plates, RM, inks, mount HM sleeve & pull templates.

  • Assisting operator/back operator: in charge of changing the inks, changing plates, hotmelt sleeve and the RM’s, do the final measurement to close the job such as adhesive and silicone, print out the excel sheets and give it to the main operator to close the job.

  • Remove any ink from stations not needed for next job or won’t be used again for a while.

  • Remove ink plates.

  • Remove HM sleeve.

  • Hang & prep RM for next job.

  • Ensure R.M footage has been properly entered and all accounted for into AC4D.

  • Enter silicone and adhesive final measurements.

  • Take measurements, spreadsheet, roll tags & any paperwork to press operator to close out job.

  • Remove any unnecessary/unneeded RM from area.

  • Clean/wipe down machine area.


Minimum Education:

  • High School or Equivalent

    Minimum Work Experience (years):

  • 1-2 years

    Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent mechanical abilities.

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

  • Able to work effectively with others.

  • Basic math and computer skills.

  • Ability to work with light to medium machinery.

  • 1+ year of related experience operating finishing and or label converting equipment (die cutting, laminating, slitting, etc)

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    Zebra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at workplace.accommodations@zebra.com.

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While this position may be performed remotely, unless specified in the body of the posting, it may not be performed within the State of Colorado.

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Salary: USD 39300.00 - USD 58900.00 Hourly

Salary offered will vary depending on your location, job-related skills, knowledge, and experience.

Additionally, all Zebra roles are eligible for cash incentive programs. For example, sales roles have additional opportunity to earn substantial variable compensation tied to quota achievement. In most other roles, the Zebra annual cash incentive program links Company and individual performance together. Some roles may also be eligible for long-term incentive equity awards.

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