9 Sep 2017

Full-Time Machine Bindery Operator

Mossberg & Company – Posted by dzapata South Bend, Indiana, United States

Job Description

Responsible for performing manual and machine operator tasks in the set-up, maintenance and operation of various machinery utilized in the printing of various types of printed materials, and assembling related printed materials.

All employees of Mossberg & Company are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the Mossberg Core Values and Mission Statement at all times.  She/he will help ensure customer satisfaction by adhering to a high standard of quality.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: To meet or exceed monthly budget production projections.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING: Mechanical Reasoning, Basic Industrial Math, Basic Reading Comprehension, and Basic Ruler Reading

All duties and requirements are essential job functions unless otherwise indicated.

Machine Operator – Use and Assistance Responsibilities 80%

  1. Regularly operates shrink wrapper, industrial drills, pallet movers and padding machines
  2. Reviews and interprets instructions, orders materials, and completes production records such as time sheets and job jackets.
  3. Performs cutting operations:
  • Cuts stock on guillotine
  • Does finish cutting on guillotine
  • Removes or replaces knives on cutter/trimmers
  • Programs multiple cuts on automated cutters
  • Performs calculations
  1. Performs folder operations:
  • Sets up and adjusts feeder
  • Sets up adjusts folder
  • Sets up and adjusts delivery
  • Operates folder
  • Sets up folder for special processes (perforating, scoring, slitting/trimming, gluing)
  1. Performs stitching operations:
  • Sets up hand or power stitcher with or without trimmer
  • Sets up gauges and mechanisms to detect doubles and electronic signature recognition system
  • Operates saddle stitcher
  • Operations side stitcher
  • Makes decisions on stitching methods
  • Changes knife on trimmers
  • Performs minor stitcher head maintenance
  • Verifies throughout production run that all detection devices are operating properly
  • Performs binding operations: PMC die cutting, padding, gluer folder, and shrink wrap machine
  1. Occasionally operates forklift

Material Handler 10%

  1. Responsible for the feeding/loading of pockets
  2. Moving paper stock
  3. Removes stacks and packs printed materials in various stages of completion on pallets as it accumulates on delivery table of machines
  4. Examines stitched, collated, bound and unbound printed pieces to ascertain that pages are bound in numerical or folio order according to sample copy, and for such defects as imperfect bindings, ink spots, and torn , loose, and uneven pages
  5. Jog the paper
  6. Measure and calculate size and amounts of paper in order to accurately set up machines
  7. Accurately use electronic counter
  8. Records daily production

Maintenance 10%

  1. Performs preventative maintenance on equipment such as lubrication, replacement of small parts, cleaning and minor adjustments to rollers, and other small moving parts.
  2. Cleaning and keeping immediate work area orderly


  1. High School Degree or GED
  2. Associates degree or equivalent from a two year or technical college or equivalent experience or combination of the both


  1. Must strong reading comprehension skills in order to read and understand the job ticket, safety rules, machine operating and safety instructions and procedure manuals, and to apply written instructions to set-up
  2. Thorough understanding of bindery operation
  3. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in most units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  4. Ability to accurately read and interpret tape measures and rulers


  1. Cutters
  2. Folders
  3. Stitchers
  4. Padders
  5. Drills


Individuals may not pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others. Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. The employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time on concrete; use hands and fingers to handle and feel objects; and talk or hear.
  2. Frequently required to walk.
  3. Required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  4. Routinely lifts and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  5. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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.

How to Apply

Please visit our website at www.MossbergCo.com to apply, or send your resume to Donita Negron, HR Manager at dnegron@mossbergco.com.

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Machine Bindery.

Job expires in 49 days.

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