Job opening:

Bindery Operator

Think Patented has immediate openings for a cutter/folder/stitcher operator. Must be well versed in all areas of the bindery with at least 3 years of experience. You must be authorized to work in the United States.

Tasks and duties will include:

  1. Report any concerns to ensure that both technical and workflow issues are addressed and optimized to the Bindery Manager.
  2. Able to trouble-shoot and problem solve on difficult projects.
  3. Ensures that saddle-stitching equipment is optimized and operating within required standards in terms of process controls, planned maintenance schedules, make ready and running standards.
  4. Able to read and interpret information from the bindery paperwork: job jacket, layouts, & Digital Dylux.
  5. Achieves competency and meets standards in regards to make-ready and run times as established by the company.
  6. Communicates with Bindery Manager on validity of standards and expectations from the project plan.
  7. Able to produce high quality work in the allotted timeframes.
  8. Responsible to coach, train, and direct any General Workers, Apprentice Bindery employees, and temporary labor in executing tasks when they are assisting on the stitching equipment.
  9. Operates other bindery equipment when necessary to maintain the flexibility of the bindery department.
  10. Recommends equipment repairs, parts and supplies as needed.
  11. Coordinates pass-off of information between adjacent shifts, with the goal of minimizing downtime and increasing productivity through information sharing.
  12. Participates in specific continuous improvement initiatives.
  13. Ensures that their work area and the rest of the bindery remain clean and tidy.

To successfully secure this opportunity, you must:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic bindery knowledge and skills to operate bindery machinery, specifically the saddle stitcher.
  • Relevant equipment experience and training.
  • Knowledge of applicable bindery procedure and general maintenance procedures.
  • Basic Math including fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Knowledge of production materials and quality methods and techniques.

Areas of accountability include:

Initiative and Work Habits: Ability to follow through with plan or task. Demonstrated determination. Ability to take independent actions when required. Makes and keeps commitments. Keeps confidences. Demonstrates basic work ethic. Grasps opportunities or identifies potential problems and takes the initiative to follow through rather than wait for problems to arise. Anticipates longer-term situations and takes appropriate action to address them. Organizes resources and activities to deal with problems or opportunities.

Technical Competency: Displays technical competency at same level as experience and displays the ability to meet quality standards.

Communication: Writes clearly. Speaks clearly in all verbal communications, one on one, or in small groups. Consistently shares ideas during meetings. Chooses the appropriate time and place to deliver a message based on subject matter and the audience, (e.g. work topic with team, confidential topic with supervisor, etc.). Listens carefully to others and asks questions to gain or clarify understanding.

Planning and Organization: Ability to plan and organize tasks according to priorities. Ability to place tasks in the order of importance. Ability to plan out time to ensure tasks are performed on time and high quality.

Team Commitment: Participates as part of a team, understanding the various work styles of others, and their roles on the team. Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment to the goals and objectives of the team. Seeks help from other team members.

Flexibility and Adaptability: Accepts, adapts to change as directed, and understands change is a constant and necessary path for improvement and growth. Questions the status quo by asking "Why?" questions about own work processes and work environment. Adapts to and works effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals and groups. Flexibility entails understanding and appreciating different.

Company Policy: Committed to the success of THINK PATENTED. Adheres to THINK PATENTED’s mission, vision, and policies. Projects a professional, ethical, and efficient image of company to customers, employees, and public.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands, handle controls; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and be capable of lifting to 30 lbs. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk 95% of the time; stoop; however, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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 frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Type: Full-time
Shift: 1st

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