• Production
  • Detroit Lakes, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

benefits available after 90 days of employment, profit sharing option annually

Our culture, like your favorite t-shirt, is one of kind and truly sets us apart.  We are proud of our humble beginnings and non-corporate style. We offer a unique atmosphere that sets us apart from any other manufacturer. We work hard to be the best and we seek only committed individuals that will help move our company forward and embrace our values and culture.

Lakeshirts is one of the largest privately owned screen-printing manufacturers in the United States. The company is responsible for decorating and distribution of a wide variety of garments for the resort, college and K-12 markets. We employ nearly 425  great people, proudly producing 25,000+ garments daily at our headquarters in Detroit Lakes, MN.

It's not just a job but a lifestyle.  Our job descriptions will help support and guide you in the role you play to making our company successful. This is why life is better in a t-shirt!



Job Summary:


Under the direction of the Production Supervisor and Trainer, this position is accountable for transferring a design onto garments using a screenprint machine or embroidery machine.  Responsible for helping with processing orders through preparing garments, programming machine for the design, and making quality adjustments as necessary. Help to analyze orders to identify design and determine ink colors or threads. Verify garment quality design to achieve company standards.  Support Quality Control Specialist as needed with folding, boxing and counting garments, record styles and quantities of garments produced.  Responsible for meeting department goals.  

Screenprint Machine Hours:  Mon-Fri 8am-4pm or Mon-Thurs, 5:45am-4pm      

Embroidery Machine Hours:  Mon-Fri  8am-4pm


Essential Job Functions:


  • Analyze orders to identify design and determine ink or thread colors
  • Verify quality of clothing and ink design or thread/fabric color
  • Change screens/ink or threads as needed for specific orders
  • Process order on screenprint or embroidery and laser machine 
  • Maintain Lakeshirts acceptable standard of quality per garment
  • Communicate with inventory department to gather replacement garments as needed
  • Keep work area clean and orderly
  • Follows safety practices. Identifies problems and works to resolve safety issues as they occur in accordance to OSHA standards
  • Works actively with others to get the job done
  • Other duties as assigned 



  • High school/GED degree or diploma preferred, but not required
  • Tablet, smartphone or computer experience preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Must be reliable, responsible and take direction well
  • Must be able to perform repetitive tasks for several hours
  • Ability to stand for 8-10 hours a day
  • Previous production experience preferred, but not required

Cognitive or Mental Requirements of the Job:


Employee must be able to see and hear, read and write.  Requires adaptability, analyzing, assessing, calculating, decision making, dependability, judgment, reading, speaking, following direction, handling multiple priorities, reasoning.


Physical Demands:


Position Requirement/Frequency Never
Stand        X
Walk    X    
Sit  X      
Pushes      X  
Pulls      X  
Climbs    X     
Balances    X    
Bends    X    
Twists    X    
Lifting Under 10 lbs        X
Lifting 10-24 lbs      
Lifting 25-50 lbs   X    
Lifting over 50 lbs   X    
Carrying under 10 lbs        X
Carrying 10-24 lbs      
Carrying 25-50 lbs      
Carrying over 50 lbs      
Reaching Above Shoulder Height      
Reaching At Shoulder Height        X
Reaching Below Shoulder Height        X
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