Current Opportunities

Join Fort Dearborn Company and you will have the opportunity to become part of an organization that is committed to customer intimacy, excellence and industry leadership.


Desktop Operator

Fountain Inn, SC

This position is accountable for the in-house preparation and timely production of quality files for platemaking, conventional proofs, digital proofs, laser proofs, and maintenance of all storage servers for label files.

Digital Finishing Operator

Louisville, KY

Primary responsibility is to set-up and operate the Omega Digicon and manufacture all digitally printed products. Completes visual and specification quality checks on each retain and continuously monitors quality and press conditions. Maintains press efficiency and minimizes waste. Performs maintenance and requisitions supplies; Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards.

Director, Sales & Operations Planning

Elk Grove, IL

Responsible for responsible developing tools and processes that ensures tight accuracy and alignment between monthly sales forecast/demand and production schedule in a high growth made to order / make to stock manufacture.

Director of Shrink & Stretch Sleeve Services

Elk Grove, IL

Directs primary technical service representatives who serve as contacts at targeted customers. Responsibility for developing policies and procedures related to identifying and developing new opportunities. Lead product development initiatives and support internal efficiency improvements. Provides leadership and management to improve the operational efficiencies within the department and interacts with other departments to achieve company’s core strategies by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

Finishing Packer

Sparks, NV

Responsible for inspection, banding and shrink wrapping stacks of finished labels as well as assembling and packing boxes of finished labels. Meets safety, production, sustainability and quality standards. Interacts with other departments to achieve company’s core strategies.

Finishing Team Lead

Elk Grove, IL

Responsible for directing the shift they oversee by executing the schedules to meet customer ship dates and working with/holding operators responsible for their production numbers. They will also act as a support for the shift in order to maintain workflow through the department by minimizing machine downtime, ensuring accuracy and making quality decisions as needed.

Flexo Press Helper

Louisville, KY

Supports the press operator and production output through stocking, staging materials, assisting in press set up and tear down and clean up as well as mounting flexographic plates on printing cylinders.

Flexo Press Operator Assistant

Bowling Green, KY; Louisville, KY

Provides assistance to the Press Operator in the set-up, make ready and operations required in the flexographic printing process. The Press Assistant is trained to operate a rewinder and plate mounter. Meets safety, housekeeping, quality, scrap, and productivity standards. The Assistant regularly interacts with other plant associates to achieve the goals of Fort Dearborn’s core strategies:

Flexo Press Operator

Bowling Green, KY; Elk Grove, IL & Louisville, KY; Palm City, FL

Responsible for the manufacturing of printed labels while continuously monitoring label quality and press conditions. Meets safety, housekeeping, quality, scrap and productivity quality standards. Sets up and operates a flexographic printing press. Night Shift with shift differential.

Gravure Press Operator

Brunswick, GA

Setting up, operating, maintaining and troubleshooting a Gravure printing press. Candidates preferred with knowledge of running wide web, high quality value add labels on flexible plastic film and 5 or more years of related experience and/or training.

Ink Technician

Brunswick, GA

Develops color formulas for printing textile and plastic materials by performing the following duties.

Litho Press Operator

Fort Worth, TX; Fountain Inn, SC; Sparks, NV

Daily responsibility for the make-ready, operation and maintenance of a multicolor printing press. Direct the second press operator or helper assigned to same press.

Maintenance Electrician

Louisville, KY & Niles, IL

Provide skilled electrical and mechanical support to all areas of manufacturing to ensure that all production equipment and plant utilities function properly.

Material Handler

St Louis, MO

Responsible for the handling, preparation of materials, and inventory transactions of materials in the plant from material receiving to shipment.

Network Administrator

Elk Grove, IL

As a Network Administrator, you are going to be part of 4-person Infrastructure Team. You will assume ownership and support of the company’s voice and data networks including WAN and multiple local area networks. The network support and network security will consist of 40%-60% of your day-to-day work, with the balance dedicated to providing team support with infrastructure operations, including Windows and Linux servers, file & print services, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange email, phone system, Troubleshooting and resolving escalated Service Desk Tickets and performing software deployments to production environment. You will be participating in a 24/7 on-call duty and are expected to travel to remote locations.

Packaging Project Leader

Dawsonville, GA

Responsible for both leading and supporting projects assigned to Technical Managers within the corporate technical service group. Lead and support customer and FDC sponsored New Product Development projects and participate with group members in developing new opportunities across specific label platforms. Provide technical support to manufacturing on product development initiatives and internal efficiency improvements.

Production Scheduler

Elk Grove, IL

Daily responsibilities include the production scheduling of all presses in the pressroom and digital press departments. A key component of this position is the combo-ing function. Understanding the impact of certain variables in a layout beyond common colors is critical. Also provide information to management concerning capacity and combo percentage.

Quality Manager

Elk Grove, IL

Manages and coordinates quality system to meet and facilitate quality production standards, safety, and sustainability. Provides leadership and management to improve the operational efficiencies within the department and interacts with other departments to achieve company’s core strategies.

Rewind Operator

Elk Grove, IL

Operates a machine called a Rewinder. A Rewinder machine runs rolls of material and puts them in the desired unwind position as dictated per the specification. Attention to detail is crucial for this position. Rewinders are the last position to touch the product before it gets packed/shipped.

Seamer Operator

Elk Grove, IL

Operates a machine called a Seamer. A seaming machine takes flat film and converts it into a sleeve (tube) by running the film over a forming plate to create the desired layflat and bonding the two edges of the film together with a solvent adhesive.

Sheeter Operator

Niles, IL

Meets safety, production, sustainability and quality standards. Interacts with other departments to achieve company’s core strategies. Maintains sheeter make ready, operations, maintenance, safety and efficiency in order to optimize production.

Shipping General Office Clerk

Niles, IL

A General Office Clerk in the Shipping Department is expected to direct the shipping department by prioritizing and delegating the workload.

Shipping & Receiving Clerk

Elk Grove, IL; Louisville, KY; Sparks, NV

Meets safety, production, sustainability and quality standards. Interacts with other departments to achieve company’s core strategies. Responsible to verify and keep records on incoming and outgoing shipments, unload shipments received and prepare items for outgoing shipment.

Slitter Operator

Elk Grove, IL

Operates a machine called a slitter. A slitting machine runs rolls of material and trims them to a specified dimension. This can range from not having to slit at all (just changing the orientation from press), to trimming down oversize material, to slitting printed materials into individual lanes.

Staff Accountant

Fountain Inn, SC

Applies the principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepares financial reports.

Total Productive Maintenance Manager

Elk Grove, IL

Reporting to the Vice President of Continuous Improvement, this position will support the corporate wide in pre-planning, implementation and follow up activities needed to drive Total Productive Maintenance across the company. The position will support, guide and coach all FDC plants TPM activities and 66% travel is required.

If you are interested in one of our current openings, please email your resume to: for review.