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Operator – Bindery

Location: West Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted: 01-22-2018
As the Bindery Operator III will perform advanced Bindery operations including setting up and running slit/nest, merge, matching and gluing operations. They will also perform simple maintenance tasks including the set-up of advanced and complex machines/jobs to the established quality standards. May be used to oversee production of output of operator and assist with job staffing and planning. 


2nd shift is Mon-Fri, 3pm-11pm3rd shift is Mon-Fri 11pm-7amOvertime on Saturdays This position is based in the city of West Chicago, not the west side of Chicago. 


 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Organizes, assigns, reviews, and coordinates the work and activities of personnel engaged in bindery operations; such as folding, binding, gathering, and collating
  • Performs bindery operations such as folding, cutting, binding, stitching, trimming, affixing, and packing
  • Operates all bindery equipment, including folders, cutters, stitchers, affixers, tabbers, straight knives, and glue attachments
  • Reviews completed jobs to verify conformance with the job ticket and plant standards for quality and consistency
  • Set-ups, maintains, and repairs all equipment involved in bindery process
  • Proofs original job copy to sample to confirm accuracy of job specifications before completion
  • Maintains records of time, tasks, and number of pieces completed per job
  • Prepares finished product by placing in boxes, mail trays, and on carts for delivery
  • Reads, reviews, and interprets instructions on sample board using key information for set ups and operations, including trouble shooting and correction as necessary
  • Checks and verifies job components against sample board to codes and other key information and indicators
  • Checks accuracy of paperwork pertaining to job, including counts, tray tags, box labels, samples, and seeds
  • Understands, completes, and verifies all necessary paperwork for appropriate task/job or as deemed necessary
  • Adhere to policies and guidelines pertaining to confidentiality, security, safety, and professional conduct
  • May train bindery employees and assists them in the resolution of problems
Knowledge & Skills
  • Knowledge of procedures for performing bindery operations
  • Ability to communicate job requirements and issues with account management
  • Ability to properly use and maintain bindery equipment and supplies
  • Ability to read job tickets and prioritize tasks
  • Skill in setting up, operating, and adjusting bindery equipment for simple to complex jobs
  • Ability to train and direct the work of others
  • Ability to understand, follow, and give detailed oral and written instructions
  • Ability to operate collator, cutter, folder, stitcher, tabber, paper punch, drill, and other equipment related to bindery operations
  • Working Conditions:
    • Work involves frequent standing, bending, and lifting (up to 50 lbs)
    • Must have good vision and good hand-eye coordination
    • Regularly required move about the facility
Other Responsibilities:
  • Perform advance bindery operations such as slits/nest, merge, matching, and gluing
  • Perform proper machine start-up and shut down
  • Maintain and repairs bindery equipment
  • Ensure that equipment has adequate supplies to complete full production
  • Ability to read and understand USPS reports, rosters, and tray tag information
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of equipment and work area at all times
  • Maintain, complete, and verify paperwork for each production run documenting
    • Production run time
    • Spoilage
    • Down time
    • Maintenance sheets
    • Postal information
    • Meter readings
    • and other production logs as directed by supervisor
  • Sort, tray, strap and prepare finished mail pieces in compliance with US Postal regulations
Technical Requirements:
  • Ability to properly use and maintain bindery equipment and supplies
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of procedures for performing bindery operations
  • Ability to set-up, operate, and adjust bindery equipment for simple to complex jobs
  • Ability to read and understand USPS reports, rosters and tray tag information
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow oral/written instructions
  • Ability to read job tickets and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to communicate job requirements and issues with account management
  • Ability to train and direct the work of others
  • Ability to understand, follow and give detailed oral and written instruction
Experience & Education:
Requires 2-4 years of related experience
High school or equivalent required
 
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