Cutter (Large) Operator

Posted September 4, 2018

Department:             Bindery/Finishing

Shift:                             2nd

Reports To:               Bindery/Finishing Manager

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt

Effective Date:        September 2018



Performs manual and machine operator tasks related to the operation of paper cutter machines.



  • Takes cutting orders and sets up cutter in accordance with instructions.
  • Sets automatic programs into machines.
  • Operates paper cutter to cut and trim blank stock and printed material that is to be further processed in the pressroom or Bindery.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on paper cutting machinery such as blade replacement, lubrication and waxing.
  • Uses lift truck to carry pallets with blank stock and printed-paper from loading area to Press area from Press area to the Bindery.
  • Cleans up and keeps work area neat and orderly.
  • Performs other duties as requested.



  • Ability to read and understand written instructions, including those dealing with dimensions and quantity.
  • Ability to apply written instructions to machine set-up.
  • Good knowledge of cutter machine operation and set-up practices.
  • Knowledge of the operation and function of the other bindery equipment and machinery.
  • Good math skills and knowledge of simple computer operations.
  • Knowledge of all procedures required to safely operate a guillotine-cutting machine and associated bindery equipment.
  • High school diploma or GED plus experience or vocational/technical degree.

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