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Job Description:

Operate and maintain Direct to Garment (DTG) printers and other apparel decorative equipment. Stock new inventory onto storage shelving. Receive orders and adjust image templates as required for production. Pick inventory from shelving for order processing and production. Pretreat, heat press and dry garments.

Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of printers, pretreat machines, and other machinery. Ideal candidates should have an eye for accuracy and be comfortable with technology. Previous experience with digital printers/digital ink systems is preferred, but not necessary. We are willing to train, but you must be willing to learn and adapt to everchanging processes and structures. You must also be able to detect product inaccuracies and defects.

If that sounds overwhelming, please take a deep breath! This is an introductory role with the potential to grow. You will not be doing every single thing listed above (or below), every single day. We're a small, family business and while we do our best to identify and assign certain tasks to people's strengths, we are a team.

And we all pitch in where we are needed.


  • Unbox, count, and place blank apparel on inventory shelves as it arrives.
  • Pick inventory from shelving for order processing and production.
  • Preatreat, heat press and dry garments to prepare for production.
  • Assist in daily operations and maintenance of Direct to Garment (DTG) printers, pretreat machines, and other machinery.
  • Must be comfortable and able to lift up to 50 lbs; stand and walk for up to 8 hours/day. Bend, reach, etc. as needed.
  • Assisting with other tasks as needed. We're a small team and we work in an ever-shifting production based environments.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.


  • You like being busy, productive, and learning new things.
  • You are self-motivated and are able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • You have the ability to adapt with changing priorities and deadlines in a professional manner and work effectively under stress.
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You are reliable and show up on time.
  • You have a strong attention to detail and move with a sense of urgency.
  • Prior experience in warehouse or production preferred (but not necessary).
  • Previous experience with digital printers/digital ink systems preferred (but not necessary).
  • Local to the Phoenix/Tempe area and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be 18 years (or older) to apply.

Why should I work at OUAT?

  • $14 to $16 per hour based on experience
  • Air Conditioned Warehouse (Rarer than it should be in AZ)
  • Flexible PTO / Sick Time
  • Free/Discounted Company Apparel
  • Weekly Pizza Lunches
  • 401(k) Option Available
  • Paid Holidays


  • 8-Hour Shifts
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed.
  • Once Upon a Tee features a new collection of $16 T-Shirts each week and we're extremely dedicated to our community. Have feedback?

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  •   Based in Phoenix, AZ
  •   support@onceuponatee.net