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Heat Press Operator

Heat Press Operator

Heat Press Operator APPLY NOW

Wintersville OH
11 - 15 usd / hour
Part time

Heat Press Operator

For Nicole Doree Brands LLC DBA We Do Bling in Wintersville, OH

Reports To

The Heat Press Operator will report directly to the Production Manager.

Job Overview

We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Heat Press Operator specializing in rhinestone embellishments to join our creative team. As a Heat Press Operator, you will mainly be responsible for applying rhinestones to various materials using clamshell heat press machinery although other mediums may be applied from time to time. The ideal candidate possesses hands-on experience with heat press equipment, a keen eye for precision, and a passion for creating stunning rhinestone designs. 

Responsibilities and Duties

Rhinestone Application:

  • Operate industrial clamshell heat press machinery to apply rhinestones onto fabrics, garments, and other materials.
  • Ability to use measuring equipment and placement tools to ensure rhinestones are applied and aligned correctly.
  • Ensure accurate temperature and pressure settings for optimal adhesion without compromising the material.

Application of Other Mediums:

  • Operate industrial clamshell heat press machinery to apply DTF, Screen Print, and other transfer types onto fabrics, garments, and other materials.
  • Ensure accurate temperature and pressure settings for optimal adhesion without compromising the material.

Quality Control:

  • Conduct thorough quality checks on finished products to ensure rhinestone placement and adhesion meet established standards.
  • Make adjustments to the heat press settings as needed to achieve consistent results.

Design Execution:

  • Collaborate with the Production Manager to understand rhinestone design concepts and execute them accurately using the heat press.
  • Must be able to read and interpret work orders.
  • Work closely with the Production Manager to troubleshoot and address any challenges in the application process.

Material Handling:

  • Properly handle and prepare materials for the heat press process, including pre-treating fabrics and ensuring they are free from contaminants.
  • Follow safety guidelines and protocols when working with various materials and adhesives.

Equipment Maintenance:

  • Perform routine maintenance on heat press machinery such as dusting and cleaning to ensure optimal performance.
  • Report any equipment malfunctions or issues promptly and coordinate with the Production Manager for repairs.

Workflow Coordination:

  • Prioritize and manage workflow to meet production deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively with the Production Manager and other team members to coordinate the timely completion of projects.


  • Maintain detailed records of heat press settings for different materials and rhinestone designs.
  • Collaborate with the Production Manager to update and improve standard operating procedures.


  • Must be willing to sign non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.
  • Dependable with a strong work ethic.
  • Proven experience and familiarity with heat press machinery and their applications is a must.
  • A focus on pressing rhinestone embellishments is preferred but on the job training is available for an applicant who is familiar with operating a heat press.
  • Willingness to learn the techniques for the proper application of the rhinestones using a heat press.
  • Knowledge of measurement and placement used to align transfers before pressing.
  • Ability to work indoors in a warm work area due to the heat press machinery.
  • Capable of adhering to safety protocols and guidelines such as using safety equipment, including heat-resistant gloves to ensure a safe working environment and prevent accidents or injuries.
  • Follows proper procedures for handling hot materials and equipment.
  • Capable of standing for long periods of time.
  • Capable of lifting and carrying materials, including blank garments, rhinestones and other materials, and finished products.
  • Strong back and upper body.
  • Requires good eyesight, manual dexterity, reaction time and precision in handling small rhinestones and adjusting heat press settings.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain consistent quality standards.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot equipment issues.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills within a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain a clean and organized work area to ensure the quality of finished products.
  • Strong eye for detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet production deadlines.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and prioritize tasks to ensure timely completion of projects.
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects with different materials and rhinestone designs, adding diversity to daily tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Ability to take and follow directions well.
  • Ability to take criticism and use it for improvement.
  • Effective communication with other team members.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Ability to work with music or ambient sounds playing in the background.


High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Training or certification in heat press operation and rhinestone application is a plus.

Job Type

This position is part-time with a flexible schedule. Will also consider an independent contractor who has their own equipment.


Pay is based on experience and production quality and ranges from $11-15/hour with opportunities for growth.

Professional Growth

Opportunities for professional growth and advancement within the organization may be available based on performance and experience. Opportunities for skill development and cross-training may be available. Opportunities for recognition for excellent work may be present.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, portfolio, and a cover letter outlining their experience and interest in the position.


We Do Bling is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

At We Do Bling, we believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce enhances our ability to deliver exceptional products and services to our customers. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities in employment and advancement, and we encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

All offers for employment with We Do Bling are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. We Do Bling will absolutely consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state, and Federal law.

Our commitment to equal opportunity extends beyond our hiring practices to every aspect of employment, including but not limited to compensation, benefits, training, and promotion. We strive to foster a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported.

If you require reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process, please let us know. We appreciate the unique qualities and perspectives each individual brings to our team, and we are excited to continue building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

Join We Do Bling, where talent knows no boundaries, and every team member plays a vital role in our success.


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