Bindery Set-up Operator III

While working under the general direction of the Bindery Department Shift Supervisor or the person in charge, the Bindery Set-up Operator III performs any and all work described under job descriptions for Bindery Assistant I and II, and Bindery Set-up Operator I and II. In addition to setting up and operating the Saddle-stitch machine, the Bindery Set-up Operator III must be able to  set-up 3 or more of  the following machines: Binder, Trimmer, Cutter, Trimmer-stacker, Tipper, Smythe sewing machine,Tipper, Jacketer, Casepacker, Palletizer, Collator, Drill Shrinkwrapper, or Padding machine. S/he also continues to learn upon assignment to set-up and operate lines of associated equipment in preparation to becoming a more skillful and versatile operator. The Bindery Set-up Operator III performs, but is not limited to, all of the tasks included in the above stated positions. 

  • Reviewing the schedule board for the next job assigned to the machine or line of equipment being worked on
  • Acquiring the job folder and reviewing it for specifications or special instructions that may impact the operation or setting up of the machine or line of equipment.
  • Following routine procedures in the setting-up and in the operation of the machine or line of equipment.
  • Reviewing the quality of the product continuously to meet that which is required.
  • Maintaining the required records with quantities and/or any other information that may be helpful or required.
  • Learning to become a more skilled operator.
  • Assisting in the training of lesser skilled workers
  • Maintaining both the bindery equipment and the immediate area.
  • Inspecting books, deciding to accept or reject books, or parts thereof, in maintaining the quality level required on the job.
  • Maintaining quality and production records in a prescribed manner.
  • Reporting unusual conditions or circumstances to the supervisor or the person in charge.
  • Working on job assignments in other manufacturing areas as instructed.
Competency Statements
Comfort Performing Tedious Tasks-
Able to perform repetitive tasks for long periods of time.
Attendance- Works with supervisor to try to make schedule work and help cover difficult times. Shows up on time when scheduled.
Conscientiousness-Strictly adheres to all company policies and procedures, complies with safety regulations
Achievement Orientation- Strives to be successful at tasks and to meet or exceed goals. Accepts targets and goals, and makes certain they are met
Cooperativeness – Willing to take direction from supervisors and, when appropriate, go along with coworkers’ ways of doing things. Willing to follow rules.
Communication Skills- Has the ability to clearly convey directions, information and/or feedback both verbally and in writing
Follows Directions-Is able to easily understand instructions and complete tasks with minimal supervision
High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)
Sufficient experience in the book printing industry
On The Job Training Requirements
Electric Dolly
Department orientation/New Hire Temp Training     
Other Requirements
Ability to:
Perform Mathematical Computations
Use Measurement Devices
Record Data

Physical Abilities                                                  Lift /Carry
Stand                                  C (Constantly)              10 lbs or less                C (Constantly)
Walk                                   F (Frequently)              11-20 lbs                      F (Frequently)
Sit                                       N (Not Applicable))     21-50 lbs                      F (Frequently)
Handling / Fingering             C (Constantly)              51-100 lbs                    O (Occasionally)
Reach Outward                   C (Constantly)              Over 100 lbs                 N (Not Applicable)
Reach Above Shoulder        O (Occasionally)
Climb                                   N (Not Applicable)
Crawl                                   N (Not Applicable)
Squat or Kneel                      O (Occasionally)
Bend                                    C (Constantly)
Push / Pull
12 lbs or less                        C (Constantly)
13-25 lbs                              F (Frequently)
26-40 lbs                              F (Frequently)
41-100 lbs                            O (Occasionally)
N (Not Applicable)              Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally)                  Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently)                      Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly)                      Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)
Sense of Sound
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Safety Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection)
While performing Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job, the employee regularly works near moving equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Employees in this position may be advised or required to utilize personal protective equipment including but not limited to: ear protection, eye protection, lifting equipment, protective smocks
The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 (updated 05/27/2014)

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