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Working As A Bindery Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • $31,069

    Average Salary

What Does A Bindery Operator Do At Fiserv

* Perform basic and detailed machining and assembly tasks to setup and operate in an efficient and timely manner at least one machine and/or perform many manual/assembly duties.
* Perform repetitious and previously performed work without supervisory and technical assistance.
* Assistance may be needed for other work.
* Multi-tasking that requires focused concentration is expected to be learned – must be willing to cross train.
* Utilizes basic skills and experience background to perform machining and manual tasks.
* Process transactions necessary for work situations that requires very good working PC user know-how.
* Improvising sometimes is necessary to solve work problems to maintain work schedules.
* As necessary, supervisor may assign to assist and help others with work.
* Work from verbal or written instructions, work specifications, routing sheets, etc.; uses basic math ---- all in English.
* Perform minor maintenance and work with others to provide assistance with major maintenance projects when assigned.
* May utilize and/or operate material moving equipment, carts, etc. and use some production tools including hand tools and precision devices.
* When assigned perform duties and tasks outside department and job to the best of individual skill and ability.
* Work overtime, weekends, and holidays as work schedules require.
* In peak periods additional overtime is required.
* Comply with general work rules -- responsible for quality of own work, housekeeping of own work area, and to work safely

What Does A Bindery Operator Do At Taylor Corporation

* Operates equipment such as punches, round corner, collator, foliotronic, and other bindery equipment to punch holes, fasten sheets together, or to perform other document binding functions such as collating, trimming, folding, stapling, and gluing operations.
* Examines collated, bound, and unbound documents to ensure that pages are bound in numerical or folio order according to sample copy, and for such defects as imperfect bindings, ink spots, torn, loose, and uneven pages, and loose or uncut threads.
* Performs various hand operations such as; inserting illustrated pages, extra sheets, and collated sets into kits, catalogs, periodicals, etc. as well as inserts sheets and applies labels to various products.
* Wraps product in plastic, using shrink wrapping machine, packs products in boxes, and tapes lids of boxes shut appropriately for proper shipping.
* Removes, stacks, packs, and transports printed materials in various stages of completion on pallets as it accumulates on delivery tables of specific equipment.
* Maintain attendance according to facility guidelines as well as be able to work constructively with co-workers, supervisors, vendors, etc. in performing daily responsibilities

What Does A Bindery Operator Do At RR Donnelley

* Set up, adjust and operate a variety of auxiliary binding machines containing several cutting heads, control surfaces or other attachments (i.e. operate the cutter, the drill press and multiple small machines in the hand bindery (including but not limited to Shrink Wrap, Coil Binding, and Wire
* O binding) which can be electromechanically combined with other equipment and devices to produce a complete bindery and finishing unit that processes printed sheets into final books, catalogs, manuals, directories, magazines or other completed products.
* Inspect equipment for safety issues.
* May operate automatic adhesive binding machines (perfect binders) that contain numerous interrelated process stations that are fed collated sheets or signatures and perform such functions as vibrating, milling, roughening, gluing, covering and delivering or stacking completed books, magazines or catalogs.
* Make needed adjustments to coordinate the multiple work stations on a single machine.
* Direct crew though all aspects of production.
* Monitor quality, output and productivity.
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Bindery Operator Do At Volt Information Sciences

* Read and interpret job information on order to determine bindery operation and specification to be performed.
* Sets up and operates most entry level bindery equipment including but not limited to: drill punch, folder, collators, off-line numbering machines, paper cutter, padding press and poly wrapper as required.
* Makes a continuous quality check throughout operations.
* Insert completed quality check throughout operation.
* Insert completed product into boxes.
* May use various methods and equipment for counting, spooning, padding, etc.
* Performs kitting or fulfillment functions that involve assembling different materials into open item as per customer specifications.
* Checks over quality checklist from previous departments to ensure consistent and accurate information before running order.
* Performs basic shipping and receiving duties.
* ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES** : Ensure that all operations are carried out at the minimum cost consistent with quality standards.
* Maintains a high degree of employee motivation and morale, departmental and interdepartmental cooperation.
* Maintains and complies with policies, procedures and practices relating to operations of the plant.
* Must be able to work out side normal working hours to accommodate production needs when required.
* Keeps current with rapidly changing technology.
* Ensures that all related equipment is in proper operating condition.
* Assists others as production needs require

What Does A Bindery Operator Do At Lifetouch

* Responsible for setting up, effectively operating and maintaining various pieces of bindery equipment.
* Coordinate workflow within the department as part of a team effort to achieve production and quality goals.
* Check product for Lifetouch quality standards.
* Read all job tickets and ensure accuracy of finishing product.
* Enter all production information using the LPIP and Enterprise systems.
* Prepare and maintain all paperwork.
* Make minor mechanical adjustments as necessary and perform required maintenance duties, such as daily, weekly and monthly activities.
* Provide general troubleshooting and maintenance support on all equipment.
* Mentor employees including short term seasonal staff.
* Compliance with all company policies, safety and OSHA regulations and codes of conduct.
* Performs other projects or miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned

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Bindery Operator Career Paths

Bindery Operator
Team Leader Technician Numerical Control Operator
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Warehouse Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Numerical Control Operator Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Office Manager Accounting Manager
Control Operator
6 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Press Operator Material Handler Operator
Lead Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Bindery Production Manager Production Manager General Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Bindery Supervisor Production Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Press Operator Operator Maintenance Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Sorter Material Handler Quality Control Inspector
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Quality Control Inspector Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Bindery Supervisor Bindery Production Manager Production Manager
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Packer Operator Production Supervisor
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Packer Delivery Driver Laboratory Technician
Research And Development Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Sorter Delivery Driver Welder
Shop Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
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Bindery Operator Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Hmong

  • Khmer

  • Vietnamese

  • Chinese

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Top Skills for A Bindery Operator


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Top Bindery Operator Skills

  1. Bindery Equipment
  2. Cutters
  3. Automatic Bindery Machines
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed routine maintenance and most major repairs on my press and all the bindery equipment.
  • Operated heavy equipment like industrial paper cutters, 3 hole punchers, and paper lifters.
  • Train works to set up, operate, and use automatic bindery machines.
  • Run and set up mbo folders.
  • Set and run cutter, M.b.o and Stahl folders.

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