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Bindery Operator

Posted 2016-07-29

Purpose of Position:

The Bindery Operator is responsible for completing all finishing services for press and digital work in compliance with job specifications and quality standards. This person must schedule workloads to meet customer time requirements. In addition, he or she will perform daily and weekly maintenance on all bindery equipment to ensure optimum output. This person is a vital part of the overall customer service provided and will work closely with other team members.


High school diploma/GED with experience or vocational/technical certification.

    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Good mathematical skills.
    • Able to apply written instructions to machine set-up and maintenance.
    • Reliable attendance, punctuality and attention to work station.
    • Meet or exceed minimum test results as specified by hiring manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

A. Operation of Equipment:

           Operate Cutter.

           Operate Folder.

           Operate Drill, Stapler, Numbering Machine, and other bindery equipment.

            Clean and maintain equipment following daily, weekly schedules.

B. Hand Work:

           Hand assemble (collate) pages in order.

           Hand fold pages to specifications.

           Stack and glue padding jobs.

           Insert pages.

           Punch and Spiral bind books.

C. Packaging:

           Monitor quality on all jobs being packaged.

           Shrink-wrap/box jobs for customer pickup or delivery.

           Utilize job stuffers.

D. Bindery Supply Inventory:

           Daily checklist of equipment supplies.

           Daily checklist of stock items needed.

           Purchase items daily.

E.  End of Day Procedures:

           Clean area of scrap.

           Dispose of materials in compliance with EPA standards.

           Schedule next day’s work.

           Daily recording of production and spoilage — using Daily Bindery Production Report

F. General:

           Maintain clean and organized bindery production area.

           Participate in daily production meetings.

           Abide by center policies/procedures as outlined in the employee manual.

            Some heavy lifting required.

Secondary Responsibilities:

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. You will be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested by your supervisor.


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