A bindery operator performs print jobs and sets up, maintains, and operates the bindery equipment used to create documents such as books, pamphlets, and magazines. The bindery operator needs to perform regular maintenance on the machines under their supervision to ensure they run smoothly. Troubleshooting issues with this equipment is sometimes needed, and quality checks should be carried out to make sure machines are operating at peak efficiency. When machines cannot be fixed easily, the bindery operator needs to report issues to their managers so that the appropriate technicians can be contacted. Additionally, bindery operators must perform recordkeeping tasks such as logging current jobs and documenting their results.
Bindery Operator Tasks
Maintain inventory and supplies record, tracking all uses.
Prepare and finish products, including scoring, cutting, padding, collating, addressing, and shrink wrapping.
Set up and run bindery equipment, including folders and cutters.
Conduct quality inspections, ensuring speed of production and quality standards are met.