Bindery Trainee

  • Company: R R Donnelley
  • Location: Madison Heights, Michigan
  • Posted: June 19, 2016
  • Reference ID: 200983


Work is typically performed independently. Receives instruction/guidance from manager/supervisor about the work when assistance is requested or when assigned new tasks. Able to exercise moderate level of discretion and latitude in completing tasks and prioritizing work. Work is typically completed by following established policies and procedures.


The Bindery Trainee may learn how to:

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, case making & decorating equipment, folders, cutters, collators, stitchers, drills, binding/gluing machines. On larger finishing lines may set up and maintain a subset of equipment on a large bindery line with 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. Work of this nature is typically under the supervision of a more experienced senior operator. Inspect equipment for safety issues. Monitor quality, output and productivity.

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