Folder Operator


Set-up, operate and maintain machine that automatically folds, slits, perforates and/or scores printed sheets in preparation for binding or shipment.


  • Review job specifications to determine page sequence, type of fold, page size and packing requirements.
  • Pre-set side guide, fold plates, fold rollers, and any slitting blades or perforators required.
  • Load sheets onto feeder and jog sheets into proper positions to determine final settings of units in item #2 for completion of job.
  • Adjust machine during production run as required for, adherence to all quality and customer requirements.
  • May jog folded signatures or brochures for use in the next operation or for shipment to customer.
  • May operate two or more machines simultaneously.
  • Record job information on load tags and time sheets.


  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to read and understand written and verbal instructions and Job Jackets.
  • Must be mechanically inclined.
  • May use solvents when cleaning; oils during lubrication; and alcohol or alcohol replacement during upkeep and operation of unit.
  • Stand and walk 95% of the time.(Safety shoes required. �Company participates in cost.)
  • Extensive lifting and bending actions.
  • Physically capable of lifting to 30 lbs. (Back braces provided upon request.)
  • Manufacturing environment with exposure to noise at varying levels, (Hearing protection provided.)
  • Ability to direct fellow crew members in the overall operation involved in the job.


  • Reports to the Bindery Supervisor
  • Supervises Bindery Helpers working on the folders.
  • Internal contacts include other Bindery Helpers, Bindery Supervisor, Bindery Superintendent, and Customer Service personnel.
  • No external contacts.