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Staples Auto Folder in Orange City, Iowa

Job Summary:

This job uses an automatic folding machine and an L-bar sealer to fold and package products (e.g., t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, shorts, etc.) that have been screen printed. This job is cyclical in nature. Auto Folders review a work order, fold and package products, and then begin the process again with the next order. Two Auto Folders typically work together to process work orders. Partners share duties and responsibilities throughout the process and tend to alternate duties and responsibilities after each work order is completed. The goal of this job is to fold and package products in an accurate, efficient, and safe manner with minimal errors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilitie s

Reviews work order:

  • Determines which work orders need to be folded and packaged based on priority

  • Selects and assembles boxes or totes to use based on work order

  • Verifies product sizes, colors, and quantities against work order

Folds products:

  • Programs automatic folding machine based on the work order and product

  • Takes product off rack

  • Runs product through automatic folding machine

  • Hand folds products (e.g., long sleeve shirts) when necessary

  • Monitors screen print quality and placement. Inquires with supervisor when print quality and placement are questionable

Packages products:

  • Receives folded product from the automatic folding machine

  • Makes sure product tags are upright and readable

  • Attaches bar-codes, stickers, and hang tags to products when necessary

  • Packages products in a clear plastic bag using an L-bar sealer

  • Accurately counts and packs products into boxes for shipping or into totes for storing in the warehouse

  • Verifies counts against the counter on the automatic folding machine. Researches and resolves discrepancies

  • Ensures the correct products are in the correct packing materials

  • Documents work order information on the outside of the packing material and attaches travelers (i.e., shipping and tracking information) when necessary

  • Lifts full boxes and totes onto pallet

  • Uses pallet jack to move full pallets to next work area. Brings back an empty pallet for the next work order

  • Notifies supervisor if order is short, does not match work order, or other problems encountered

Keeps records and maintains work area :

  • Completes production tracking paperwork and verifies that it is accurate

  • Monitors equipment and notifies maintenance of any problems

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment

Qualifications :


  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs

  • Able to stand and/or walk continuously for three hours at a time

  • Ability to read and understand basic English

  • At least six months of continuous work history or enrollment in secondary education


  • Knowledge of automatic folding machine and L-bar sealer including their uses and adjustments

  • Skills in troubleshooting and solving problems

  • Ability to read and comprehend a work order

  • Ability to process work orders accurately, efficiently, and safely with minimal errors

  • Ability to maintain accurate counts utilizing basic math skills

  • Must be detail oriented to ensure high-quality print standards are met and to ensure work orders are accurately filled and packaged

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Staples believes Inclusion is a verb and we encourage diversity of thinking and ideas as well as backgrounds and experiences. Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.