Bindery Operator

Job category: Auxiliary
Exemption Status/Test: Non Exempt
Reports to: Coordinator Printing Services
Date Revised: November 29, 2018
Dept./School: Printing Services

Primary purpose

Reading work orders for instructions on how to set up and operating equipment according to project specifications.



High School diploma or GED


One (1) years’ experience

Special knowledge/skills

Ability to run MBO #SE480 Folder, Baum 714 XLT folder, Graphic Whizard numbering and perforating machine, Rhin-O-Tuff spiral binding equipment, Powis Parker Fastback 15XS Glue Bind machine, GBE 24 inch Laminator, Horizon VAC 100a Collator, Horizon Stich and Fold SPF-200A, 2000HD Numbering Machine, Interlake large stapler

Ability to process job orders with minimal error

Troubleshoot, clean, adjust and maintain bindery equipment such as collator, folder, laminator, etc.

Operate various copiers

Major responsibilities and duties

  • Prepare brochures, pamphlet, calendars and related publications for binding, folding, stapling etc.
  • Perform multiple task simultaneously, including handling interruptions and return to and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with fellow employees, staff, and general public.
  • Hand collating.
  • Hand cutting foam board, posters, banners, and magnet and corplast signs.
  • Efficient operating of the laminator, large cold laminator, perfect binder, glue binder, folding and numbering machines.
  • Operate efficiently specialized binding equipment such as the collators, 3-hole punch, cutter, coring and perforator.
  • Gluing and padding NCR and notepads.
  • Troubleshoot, clean, adjust and maintain related equipment.
  • Installation of various products produced in-house such as bus advertisements, wall decals, etc.
  • Ability to run the spiral bind machine, cerlox and large Interlake stitcher.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Computers, bindery equipment
Prolonged sitting, standing bending, stooping, crouching
Reaching, pulling and pushing
Lifting and carrying (less than 75 pounds)
Frequently works prolong or irregular hours
Mental Demands: 
Work with numerous interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.