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Bindery Operator

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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company

Des Moines, IA

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Job Description:

Set up, adjust and operate a variety of auxiliary binding machines containing several cutting heads, control surfaces or other attachments (i.e. inkjet and mailing devices, folders, cutters, collators, stitchers, drills, fold/gluing machines and/or set up automatic bindery machines containing multiple functions and station capabilities (power paper cutters, power collators and gatherers, power folders, power speed binder) which can be electromechanically combined with other equipment and devices to produce a complete bindery and finishing unit that processes printed sheets into final books, catalogs, manuals, directories, magazines or other completed products. Inspect equipment for safety issues. Make needed adjustments to coordinate the multiple work stations on a single machine. Direct crew helpers through all aspects of production. Monitor quality, output and productivity.

Working knowledge of the set up, adjustment, procedures, capabilities and limitations of equipment to perform the full range of standard and specialized folding/gluing, collating, stitching and cutting of printed materials to complete a finished product. 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). 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 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, specifically the paper cutter. 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/gluers, cutters, collators, stitchers and drills. 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.

Required Skills

Job Requirements:

Must be able to work in a team environment

Ability to make and read measurements

Ability to read, understand and carry out written instructions

Ability to understand and follow verbal instructions

Ability to use paper cutter

Standing 100% of entire shift (typical shift is 8 hours, 5 days a week - could be up to 12 hour shifts, 5 days a week)

Must be able to work overtime and weekends when needed

Must be able to operate computers efficiently

Lifting up to 50 lbs occasionally, 35 lbs frequently

Grasping with both hands for long periods of time

Required Experience

Required Experience:

Minimum of 6 months machine operator experience including paper cutter. Previous bindery experience required.

Company info

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
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Company Profile
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and increase compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing services to clients in virtually every private and public sector.

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