Cutter

Job Title: Cutter
Dept: Bindery Cutting

JOB PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE: Under the direction of the Post Press Manager, and the Lead Cutter the Cutter sets up, adjusts and operates all cutting equipment to prepare product to be collated or bound, ensuring the meeting of customer specifications, in accordance with company policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review job tickets and plan work process to ensure meeting of customer specifications.
  • Set up assigned machine to specifications, obtain approval of set up and run product.
  • Monitor assigned machine during run to ensure adherence to specifications. Unload machine and stack materials on carts. Make adjustments as needed to maintain specifications and operating speed.
  • Ensure the completion of jobs meeting quality and quantity requirements.
  • Perform all required maintenance to machines according to departmental procedures.
  • Troubleshoot machine problems, resolving if possible, notifying Lead Cutter or Manager as needed.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.
  • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Assist with collating and finishing as needed.

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Requires the use of gloves and hearing protection, as dictated by the work being performed.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Requires four years of high school and one to three years related experience; or a combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend job tickets, customer specifications, and memos. Ability to effectively communicate with other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

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 a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Requires the ability to operate departmental machines, to include flat cutter, die cutter, perfect binder, and a variety of small hand tools and precision measuring devices. May be required to operate folder, or sheeter.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to walk; use foot/feet to operate machines, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

MANAGEMENT APPROVAL: ______________________ DATE: _________________

EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGMENT: __________________ DATE: _________________

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