Machine Operator

Fanatics Inc Lake Mary , FL 32795

Posted 1 month ago

As a global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is building the leading global digital sports platform and changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today's 24/7 mobile-first economy. Operating multi-channel commerce for the world's biggest sports brands, Fanatics offers the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in flagship stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world's biggest sporting events.

Through Fanatics' innovative commerce capabilities and cutting-edge tech platform, the company has assembled one of the best databases of fans globally which is now being leveraged across the broader sports ecosystem to build new, large-scale digital sports businesses outside of merchandise. Fanatics is the majority owner of Candy Digital, a next generation digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties - including MLB and MLBPA - to build an official NFT ecosystem where fans and collectors come to purchase, trade and share officially licensed NFT's. Additional ventures that will build out Fanatics' footprint across the broader digital sports landscape will be announced in the coming months.

Fanatics' partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.

In addition to e-commerce, the capabilities of Fanatics include omnichannel-integrated physical retail operations across a broad portfolio of flagship stores, team retail and special events; international capabilities that provide a global sports retail platform; and an in-house merchandise and manufacturing division that is a licensed partner of professional and collegiate teams and helps fans express passion through a broad range of apparel and non-apparel products created under the Fanatics, Nike, Top of the World, Majestic and WinCraft brands.

As a market leader with more than 8,000 employees and over 300 partners, suppliers, and vendors in 11 countries, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

At Fanatics, we're a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

The primary function of a laminator is to finish digitally printed media using materials and output methods described on the manufacturing order. Verify output matches requirements set forth by standards and order requirements.

Essential Job Functions

  • Follows all safety guidelines for proper PPE and lifting when pulling raw materials and handling chemicals/inks.

  • Adherence to safety standards and procedures.

  • Read manufacturing orders and determine materials required to complete order.

  • Find all orders that are similar and utilize the same material to minimize changeovers while still meeting due dates of all orders.

  • Load orders into feeder system to prepare job for lamination, magnet application, adhesive application, or other processes as described on the manufacturing order.

  • Prepare machine for process required - one or more of the following:

oLoad magnet rolls (30mil, 15mil, or 12mil) onto machine and align properly.

oLoad laminate roll (UV, Nylon, or Polyester) onto machine and align properly.

oLoad adhesive material(s) onto machine and align properly.

oVerify temperature settings and pressures are set for materials being run.

  • If cutting into sheet form, set up cutter for proper mode, cut margins and throughput speed.

  • If die cutting:

oSelect proper die number and load into Spartanics.

oPlace predetermined number of layers of shim stock under anvil.

oVerify anvil condition - replace if necessary.

oSelect proper channel number on Spartanics controller as determined by product type list.

oSet feed wheels (dependent upon material thickness) to drive material properly.

oLoad material into feed wheels and begin cutting - evaluate first cuts to verify proper setup, alignment and operations - pull random samples to keep for historical data records.

oGather die cut materials from conveyor belt as needed per batch or set size.

oRecord total cut count on die board when finished with that shape.

  • Enter order through move system and deliver finished product to Assembly Department or prepare order for shipping to next manufacturing step.

  • Perform routine maintenance to promote machine stability and dependability.

  • Keep dies organized and labeled for quick identification.

  • Recommend die replacement as determined by output quality.

  • Order supplies for department.

  • Perform weekly inventory cycle counts for Lamination and Printing departments.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required


  • High school graduate or its equivalent.


  • Careful attention to detail to verify proper cutting alignment.

  • Good organizational skills to keep products flowing in the most efficient manner possible.


  • Ability to work with and around machinery.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and make machine adjustments to achieve high-quality output.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 50lbs

  • Able to stand for entire shift

  • Comfortable using a ladder

  • Able to twist, bend and kneel

Working Conditions

Good working conditions.

Ensure your Fanatics job offer is legitimate and don't fall victim to fraud. Fanatics never seeks payment from job applicants. Fanatics recruiters will only reach out to applicants from an or email address. For added security, where possible, apply through our company website at

Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics' fair labor practices.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS/APPLICANTS: In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you ("Personal Information"). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or other types of positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.

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