Hallmark Cards, Inc. Manufacturing Associate - Second Shift(417537700) in Metamora, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/5094510 The Manufacturing Associate position will be responsible for ensuring quality standards are achieved by inspecting finished goods in accordance with the quality plan as directed by the quality system. Identifies quality issues and proactively works on resolutions for failed inspections. Collaborates with the Order fulfillment team, Production team, internal business partners including CFO, technical designers, Retail Industrial Designers and vendors to identify and problem solve issues causing a failed inspection. Records results in facility database and manages the disposition process. Knowledgable in manufacturing process and part schematics.

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate experience in visual standards, print and processes. Candidates will be expected to apply knowledge and judgement when inspecting finished goods, demonstrate knowledge about product specifications and update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, train operators and order fillers on quality standards as needed, and coordinate disposition processes by proactively working on problem resolution and alternative solutions to fix quality issues.

The candidate will also be responsible for consulting with the process teams on failed inspections and making recommendations regarding dispositions and reconciling quality issues for finished goods including creating and updating information regarding failed inspections. Candidates must be able to understand and follow inspection SOPs and inspect/approve finished products by confirming specifications and conducting visual inspections; records the results in internal databases.

Collaborates with the Supply Chain Organization to make recommendations and streamline the inspection process. This position requires the ability to communicate effectively with peers and leaders and demonstrate effective problem solving skills in a team environment. This position requires strong communication and decision making skills.

Demonstrates flexibility by performing a variety of tasks defined by business need and the ability to learn new skills. Utilizes LEAN principals to effectively collaborate on problem solving. Adhere to safety guidelines and handling techniques. Efficiently and safely operates machinery and power industrial vehicles between two or more departments.

Power Industrial Vehicle certification will be required within 90 days of hire.

This position is for second shift and the incumbent may need to work overtime in order to meet workload demands.


To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.


High School diploma or GED, equivelant, or higher

Ability to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 20 pounds constantly, up to 50 pounds frequently and lift up to 100 pounds occasionally

At least 1 year of work experience, which required the ability to read prints, measuring tapes and calipers

Math matical skills to read, understand, and calculate decimals


Previous experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment

Strong personal initiative

Strong work ethic

Ability to maintain positive peer relationships

Positive attitude

Excellent attendance and self-motivation

Ability to thrive in an ambiguous and changing environment.

This position is located in Metamora, Illinois. Relocation is not provided.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Principals only please.

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