Login: FTP | Insite | Director | Intranet | APC Direct

bindery operator

Bindery Operator / Trainee

Work Hours
2:00pm - 12:00am, Monday - Thursday

Job Summary
Effectively and efficiently perform finishing operations in Bindery using a variety of equipment such as cutter, stitcher, die press, folder, etc. and also assist with hand operations as needed to meet customer requirements.

Job Duties / Responsibilities

  • Perform accurate set-up and operation of bindery machines based on instructions from the job ticket. Machines include: stitcher, die press, cutter, folder, etc.
  • Make pre-run inspection and check with a co-worker or manager for approval.
  • Perform maintenance on bindery machines such as lubrication, and replacement of worn parts.
  • Operate other machines or assist co-workers when needed.
  • Using a lift truck, move pallets with blank or printed stock from one location to another.
  • Keep work area neat and orderly.
  • Understand and comply with all safety rules and procedures.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 2-4 years previous bindery experience; may vary based on specific position.
  • High school diploma/GED equivalency. Trade/vocational school preferred.
  • Ability to meet physical/technical requirements.

Physical / Mental / Technical Requirements

  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic skills.
  • Ability to perform basic computer (data entry) skills.
  • Ability to read and communicate in English and understand job ticket specifications and instructions.
  • Ability to apply problem solving in a team atmosphere as well as individually.
  • Requires standing, walking and bending throughout the entire shift.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying materials up to 40 pounds; occasional lifting up to 60 pounds.
  • Requires pushing and pulling of pallet trucks with loads weighing up to 3,000 pounds.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as in a team setting.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed to meet customer demands.
  • Ability to learn new technology and equipment.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and schedules.

Daily contact with Bindery and Distribution Manager and personnel from all departments as needed to meet customer demands.

To maintain a competitive position, APC is required to continually monitor, evaluate and improve processes. All employees have the responsibility to actively contribute to the company’s continuous improvement process and are encouraged to approach any manager with suggestions or concerns.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Download an Application