Job Details
Spokane Corporate Office - Spokane, WA
Full Time
Skilled Labor - Trades

Sonderen Packaging is hiring for Manufacturing Positions.

Sonderen Packaging is a family company in its third generation of ownership, since 1963. We strive to maintain a family focused culture, built on respect to our customers and employees.

Sonderen Packaging offers:

  • Competitive Wages (positions with step progression, you earn as you learn)
  • Quarterly Metric Bonus potentials
  • Signing Bonus - $500 if eligible
  • 401(k) + company match up to 4%
  • Medical, dental and life Insurance after 60 days.
  • Health Insurance (choice of 3 plans) for employee AND family (company even pays a portion of dependent premiums)
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Life Insurance/Supplemental Life
  • Vacation, Sick and 6.5 holidays
  • Referral bonus – up to $500 if eligible

Work Hard Play Hard is what it’s all about. We have our annual summer picnic and winter party, monthly meal or giveaways, birthday wheel, several opportunities to help our local community with fundraisers and our partnership with Rogers High School on the Bite2Go program.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment testing
  • Previous manufacturing experience is always a plus, but not required.


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Job type: Full-Time

Pay: Varied on Position, Shift and experience


  • 8 hour, 10 hour, 12 hour shifts
  • Days, Swing, Grave and weekend
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Overtime

COVID-19 considerations: Sonderen Packaging follows all CDC and local guidelines

Go to the company website to see all employment opportunities.


Press Lead

Shift: 2pm-10pm (Mon-Fri) must be flexible 

Know all daily scheduling. Know and communicate the machines and job priorities. Attend meetings (in absence of Dept. Manager) to help strategize with shipping. Assist in maximizing production. Work with other departments as needed.

Make critical decisions, including whether or not to run a job due to questions of functionality. All new internal press checks on swing shift.

Understand and know the emergency action plan. Responsible for visitors and plant safety. Oversee all night accidents and ensure proper medical process is followed.

Understand lean manufacturing implementation in Printing and Sheeting department. Responsible for communicating detailed information on previous night operations as needed.

Review job ticket for special instructions and information. Advise management on department machinery needs. Work directly with maintenance department to ensure machines are functioning properly.

Train Pressmen on machine usage. Backup Pressmen, general machine maintained as needed. Troubleshoot problems that arise on machines. Help maximize output and delivery of quality product.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively with all operators through shift transitions. Responsible for clean and organized department. Share files electronically with other departments.

While the regular working cycle of this production is usually five 8- hour days Monday-Friday; working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.

Regular and predictable attendance is required between the assigned start and end times of work.

Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.

It is the essential function of the job that the individual will not be a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves, others, or property. Direct threat is defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.

Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.

Ability to meet the knowledge, skills, abilities, physical requirements and working conditions set forth in this position description and on the attached Physical Demands Assessment.

Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the company policies and procedures.


Broad training in a related professional field usually acquired through education or an equivalent combination knowledge, skills, education or work-related experience.

Lead press operator related experience for five (5) years in Production Printing Department minimum.

Working knowledge of the following areas:

Ability to run all printing/sheeting department machinery.

Ability to lead teams.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to read and understand maintenance manuals.