• Screen Printing
  • Detroit Lakes, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

benefit package available after 90 days of employment, profit sharing option annually


Under the direction of the Screen Value Stream Supervisor and Screen Value Lead, this position is accountable for operating the Direct to Screen (DTS) printer and exposure unit. This position will provide first steps in the screen-printing process. Responsible for checking screens for holes, broken framing and solid emulsion placement before exposing image onto screen. This position will work directly with Art Support to accurately run DTS printer and expose images onto screens for printing.

1st shift hours: Mon-Thurs, 6am-2pm; Fri, 6am-4pm

2nd shift hours
: Mon-Thurs, 4pm-2am

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operate DTS Machine
  • Operate Exposure Unit
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and technical environment  
  • Verify quality of screens and framing
  • Understanding of screen mesh tension
  • Rotate and work in areas as needed   
  • Follows safety practices, to include: identifying problems and resolving 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 education desirable, but not required
  • Must have computer knowledge, able to locate and print files
  • Must be able to read and problem solve
  • Must be organized and have a solid understanding of processes
  • Ability to work well in a team and think independently
  • Must be reliable, responsible and take direction well
  • Must be able to perform repetitive tasks for several hours
  • Ability to be 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. Requires adaptability, dependability, following directions. 

Physical Demands of the Job:

Position Requirement/Frequency Never
Lifts      x  
Stand        X
Walk    x    
Sit  X      
Pushes     X  
Pulls     X  
Balances   X     
Bends           X  
Reaches         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  X       
Reaching Above Shoulder Height      
Reaching At Shoulder Height        X
Reaching Below Shoulder Height        X


Our culture, like your favorite t-shirt, is one-of-a-kind and truly sets us apart, and 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. We are responsible for decorating and distributing a wide variety of garments for the resort, college and K-12 markets. At our headquarters in Detroit Lakes, MN, we employ over 500 great people, proudly producing 35,000+ garments daily.

It's not just a job, but a lifestyle. Our job descriptions 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!

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