Die Cut/Bindery Operator

Summary

This position functions as the Die Cut/Bindery Operator. Responsible for their safety and well-being while completing the daily work schedule, ensuring quality control, minor troubleshooting of machines, training, and performing production related activities on all bindery equipment and other equipment as deemed necessary/appropriate by supervisor. In addition to establishing and improving production standards, the role includes working with others in the company to provide the highest level of customer service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operation and maintenance of die cutting machinery to cut, crease and score a variety of paper, including the installation of cutting and stripping dies and the use of make ready to insure optimum performance of cutting dies.
  • For new orders interact with design and die makers about die layout, verify all paperwork for new orders is complete, check for correctness of new dies
  • Assist in the feeding of sheets or unloading of product for all die cutting equipment
  • An understanding and ability to use all bindery machines (and others as assigned by supervisor) to complete job tasks.
  • Assist in the training and development of other team members and ongoing self learning.
  • Work in a team environment with other machine operators and supervisors regarding staffing needs.
  • Perform preventive maintenance.
  • Safely operate fork lift adhering to all safety regulations
  • Adhere to and enforce all safety regulations.
  • Follow department operational policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Perform all other duties assigned and those that may be necessary to achieve company and departmental goals.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactory. The requirements listed below are a representation of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Working knowledge of printing, finishing, mailing, and related processes.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the job specific equipment.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Must be flexible and very accommodating towards the changing work schedule and able to work OT as needed.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Must be able to work well with diverse groups or individuals.
  • Must be able to carry out multi-task projects simultaneously.
  • Basic computer operation skills.
  • Must be able to understand and clearly communicate the company’s vision.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma; or GED; or 2 or more years of printing/Finishing experience; and/or vocational training in the printing industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to apply basic math concepts (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) and to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.  Ability to accurately use all measurement tools including rulers, micrometers, calipers, and various testing equipment.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical and Working Conditions

The job is performed in a manufacturing facility with exposure to large equipment, noise, and materials related to the printing process.  The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to occasionally bend, stoop or kneel.
  • Ability to use hands and arms to type, reach, handle or feel.
  • Ability to regularly lift/move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None.

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