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


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 thread. Verify garment quality design to achieve company standards. Support Quality Control Specialists as needed with folding, boxing and counting garments, record styles and quantities of garments produced. Responsible for meeting department goals.

• Screenprint Machine Operator 

• Embroidery Machine Operator 

• Quality Control Garment Inspector/Folder

• Quality Control Specialist  

• Tagging/Labeling 

• Inventory 

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 education desirable, 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 be stand for 8-10 hours a day

  • Previous production experience preferred, but not required

  • Must be 18 years of age to be a machine operator and 15 years of age for quality control, tagging/labeling. 


Physical Demands:

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


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 screenprinting manufacturers in the United States. The company is 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 nearly 450 great people, proudly producing 25,000+ 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!

  • Apply Now

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

    I agree to ApplicantPro's Applicant Information Use Policy.*
  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Follow Jobs:
  • Follow Our Jobs On Facebook Follow Our Jobs On Twitter
  • Share This Page
  • Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email
Logo fb Twitter Insta Youtube Our Story Garments Design Contact Blue84 Login