Bindery Combo Operator

Posted March 20, 2018


Department:           Bindery/Finishing

Shift:                           First

Reports To:              Bindery/Finishing Manager

FLSA Status:            Non-Exempt

Effective Date:        June 2019



Performs responsible manual and machine operator tasks in the set-up, maintenance and operation of cutters, collators, folders and stitchers.


  • Reviews and interprets instructions; orders materials; completes production records (time sheets, job jackets, etc.).
  • Performs process related trouble-shooting and correction; monitors production.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance.
  • Performs cutting operations – cuts stock on guillotine; does finish cutting on guillotine; performs calculations; removes or replaces knives on cutters/trimmers; programs multiple cuts on automated cutters.
  • Performs folder operations – sets up and adjusts feeder; sets up and adjusts folder; sets up and adjusts delivery; operates folder; sets up folder for special processes (perforating, scoring, slitting/trimming, gluing, softening, etc.).
  • Performs collating operations – hand gathers singles sheets and signatures; operates sheet collators and signature collators; sets up collator(s); decides on methods to assemble jobs; loads and maintains supply of sheets’ signatures.
  • Performs stitching operations – sets up hand or power stitchers with or without trimmer, sets up cover feeder, sets up gauges and mechanisms to detect doubles; operates saddle stitcher; operates side stitcher; makes decisions on stitching methods; changes knife on trimmers; does minor stitcher head maintenance.
  • Performs Perfect Binder operations – including set-up.
  • Performs other binding operations; punches; plastic binder.
  • Assists in clean up and keeping immediate work area neat and orderly.
  • Performs other tasks as requested.


  • Thorough understand of bindery equipment operation.
  • Ability to apply written instructions to machine set-up.
  • Strong analytical skills/problem solver.
  • Requires good math skills.
  • Reliability through attendance, punctuality and attention to work station.
  • Demonstrates positive safe behavior.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Consistent attendance at the work place is required.
  • Bindery experience helpful.


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