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Career / Co-op Information

Hammer proudly participates in Cooperative Education which brings aspiring students in packaging printing to our workforce. Are you an individual with a passion for packaging, as well as, the latest ideas in design, production and materials? Are you interested in becoming a co-op at Hammer? If so, check the job board at your school or contact your career services department for current opportunities.

Careers and Co-ops

Voted Best Workplace

2001 – 2002 – 2003 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011- 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 

Best Of Web

At Hammer, you’ll come to work knowing you’re a part of a locally and nationally recognized organization. We’ve created one of the best possible work environments, which in turn has attracted some of the best people in the industry.


Our efforts in this area have repeatedly earned us the Best Workplace in America award from our industry. Our dedication to clients and the business community has resulted in multiple accolades, a few of which include:

  • Rochester Business Ethics Award Recipient
  • Named to Inc. 500/5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America
  • Recognized as a Rochester Top 100 Company
  • Top Ranking in Printing Impressions 400, comprehensive ranking of the leading printing companies in the US & Canada


Work at Hammer Packaging is a balance of benefits and responsibilities of employment. We are proud of our benefit plan and structure. The following are some of the programs available to eligible Associates:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Competitive Pay
  • Continuing Education
  • Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Profit-Sharing Plan


Many different kinds of work requiring various degrees of skill and knowledge are needed to produce Hammer Packaging’s products. It is Hammer’s policy to fill job vacancies by promoting qualified associates from within our company whenever possible. Opportunities for professional development are also provided.


Hammer has a strong community presence and Jim Hammer is a firm believer in giving back to the community in ways that positively impact the economic and social environment. There are numerous examples of Hammer Packaging and its over 400 associates participating in or contributing to local organizations and charities. Giving back to the community is one more way that Hammer Packaging is able to communicate its own distinctive image.

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All Open Positions

3rd Shift Plant Coordinator

Organize, assign and supervise employees to maximize production objectives.  Set, monitor and maintain production standards in the prepress, press, finishing and shipping departments at all facilities throughout the evening to keep abreast of changes that affect the production schedule and our ability to meet customer requirements.  Keep the ServiceNet and operational employees informed of all problems affecting the quality and on time delivery of product via post shift daily communication update.  Maintain employee relations and enforce all company policies (including safety).  Participate in press OK’s.  Coordinate necessary press repairs and preventive maintenance with scheduling department.  Coordinate with the Director of Press Operations the control of all pressroom chemicals and fountain solutions, which includes reordering and price awareness.  Minimum of 5-7 years previous supervisory experience.

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Prepress Systems Administrator

Requires 2-year I.T. degree or equivalent, 2 years graphic, and 2 years server administration; plus Mac certification and knowledge of prepress work flows. Candidates must possess organizational, communication, multi-tasking, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Responsibilities of the position include: maintaining server and network uptime, disaster recovery systems and archiving strategies, and maintaining fleet of operator workstations (including software upgrades and troubleshooting efficiency issues). Must remain current with latest PrePress technologies and workflow tools to identify process improvement opportunities.

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Flexo Press Assistant - Rotating Shift

Review job bags for changes, special instructions, etc. Mount plates and verify plate registration. Assist Flexo Press Operator as needed. Pack per job specifications. Commitment to quality, efficiency and safety are required. Prior press experience is preferred, mechanical ability a plus, and must be available for rotating shifts, overtime and weekends.

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Maintenance Technician - B Shift

Prior experience utilizing mechanic skills, including mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production equipment. Candidates must be able to work off shift, overtime and weekends as needed.

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General Worker Finishing, Slitting & Seaming

Prior Experience a plus, but not required. B & C shifts available.

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