Bindery Operator 1 (1st & 2nd Shift)

RR Donnelley


Date: 4 days ago
City: Smyrna, TN
Contract type: Full time
RR Donnelley

Set up, adjust and operate a bindery folder or cutter. May also assist on cutters, folders, stitchers, drills, binding/gluing machines and/or set up automatic bindery machines containing multiple functions and station capabilities which can be electromechanically combined with other equipment and devices to processes printed sheets into final books, catalogs, manuals or other completed products.


Inspect equipment for safety issues.


Monitor quality, output and productivity.


Willing to train the right candidate!


RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer




Required Skills


Working knowledge of the set up, adjustment, procedures, capabilities and limitations of equipment to perform the full range of standard and specialized folding, collating, and cutting of printed materials to complete a finished product.


Demonstrated ability to safely operate machinery.


Familiarity with different paper weights, sizes, kinds and colors so as to be able to identify paper conditions (i.e. excessive moisture or curling that frequently requires additional machine adjustment), preferred.


Familiarity with basic mathematics (i.e. decimals, metric units) to understand dimensional requirements contained in job orders and to make more complicated adjustments. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.


Ability to use the full range of standard and specialized tools and devices to adjust and maintain the functional accuracy and operating conditions of the bindery machines.


Skill in making adjustments to powered machines using handtools (i.e. wrenches, screwdrivers, punches, knives) as well as more specialized hand tools, usually furnished by the machine manufacturer.


Knowledge of operating procedures for bindery equipment such as folders, cutters, collators, stitchers, drills, binding/gluing machines, ideal.


Ability to read and interpret written work which indicates the number and sequence of machine operations required to complete the work and maintain dimensional accuracy in accordance with instructions provided, as well as job tickets, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.


Able to feed, stock, move, jog, arrange, unload and rotate items on/off bindery and/or finishing equipment in accordance with operating instructions or under guidance of a bindery operator or supervisor.


Able to complete appropriate forms relating to stock description, quantity, unit of issue, and the labeling requirements for coming and outgoing materials.


Must be able to work night shift (8 hours), as well as 12 hour shifts and alternating weekends, if needed OR 12 hour shifts and alternating weekends on day shift.


Must regularly and frequently lift and/or move 25 pounds.




Required Experience


Previous experience setting up and operating Bindery equipment (i.e. Cutter, Folder, Stitcher, etc.) preferred.


Minimum 5 years experience operating machinery with demonstrated ability to retain and apply learning from on-the-job training.

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