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Title:  Bindery Operator 2 Folder/Cutter

Job ID:  1590

Secaucus, NJ, US

Category:  Manufacturing -- Bindery

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter. 

Short 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, case making & decorating equipment, folders, cutters, collators, stitchers, drills, binding/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. May operate automatic adhesive binding machines (perfect binders) that contain numerous interrelated process stations that are fed collated sheets or signatures and perform such functions as vibrating, milling, roughening, gluing, covering and delivering or stacking completed books, magazines or catalogs. Make needed adjustments to coordinate the multiple workstations on a single machine. Direct crew though all aspects of production. Monitor quality, output and productivity.

Physical Demands
Medium Work Job requires ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Occasionally (1/3 of time)
Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Constantly (Over 2/3 of time)

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, and/or Pulling, Reaching
Occasionally Lift/Carry 20 to < 50 pounds
Frequently Lift/Carry 10 to < 20 pounds
Reaching Frequently
Reaching Upwards Frequently

Sitting Occasionally
Standing Occasionally
Walking Occasionally
Stooping Occasionally
Kneeling Not Present
Crouching Occasionally
Crawling Not Present
Climbing Not Present
Balancing Not Present
Talking Occasionally
Handling Frequently
Feeling Occasionally
Fingering Frequently
Keyboard Use Occasionally
Hearing Occasionally
Near Acuity Frequently
Far Acuity Occasionally
Depth Perception Frequently
Accommodation Frequently
Color Vision Occasionally
Field of Vision Occasionally

Working Conditions
Exposure to Weather Not Present
Extreme Cold Not Present
Extreme Heat Not Present
Wet and/or Humid Not Present
Noise Intensity Level Loud
Vibration Not Present
Atmospheric Conditions Not Present
Proximity to Moving Parts Occasionally
Exposure to Electrical Shock Not Present
Working in High Places Not Present
Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Not Present
Other Environmental Conditions Occasionally

See job responsibilities detailed in the job description.
Work Practices
Technical/Functional Skills

General knowledge of the more complex bindery machines (i.e. fully automatic binding machines (perfect binders), multiple station collators and multiple folding units, either individually or combined) to perform the full range of standard and specialized folds of printed materials.  Thorough knowledge of the set up, operating requirements, procedures, capabilities and limitations of one or more bindery machines to perform the full range of standard and specialized folding, collating and cutting of printed materials to complete a combined finishing product.  Ability to read and interpret written work orders or other job specifications containing bindery requirements which indicate the number and sequence of machine operations required to complete the work and to maintain dimensional accuracy in accordance with instructions provided; independently makes decisions on the type of equipment to be used.  Knowledge of the quality and machining requirements of various coated and uncoated types of paper stock.  Skill in setting up and adjusting machines for finishing operations and to refine such adjustments for the weight, color, machinability and quality of paper stock being used and to prevent machining impressions on the printed materials.  Must be able to calculate distances, clearances, and fits in combining machines.  Skill in using the full range of standard and specialized tools and devices to adjust and maintain the functional accuracy and operating conditions of the bindery machines.   Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate with all factors in verbal and written manners.

Education & Work Requirements
Ed Equivalent to 8th grade plus additional classes
Apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.
Able to uses arithmetic to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages.
Able to follow work instructions and recognize most words used in daily work processes. Able to read instructions for assembling equipment. Able to communicate through writing compound and complex sentences, using proper punctuation and employing adjectives and adverbs.
Specific Vocational Prep Over 2 years up to and including 4 years
Personal Protective Equipment over 2/3 of the time

The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General Learning Ability Med
Verbal Aptitude Med
Numerical Aptitude Med
Spatial Aptitude Med
Form Perception Med
Clerical Perception Med
Motor Coordination Med
Manual Dexterity Med
Finger Dexterity Med
Eye-Hand-Foot Coord Med
Color Discrimination Low

Dealing With People Req’d
Repetitive Work Req’d
Perform A Variety of Duties Req’d
Attaining Precise Set Limits & Tolerances Req’d
Short Term Memory Freq
Detailed Instruction Memory OCC

Short Instruction Carrying Out Freq
Detailed Instruction Carrying Out Freq
Concentration and Attention Freq
Work Schedule Freq
Work Routine Freq
Work Distractions OCC
Work Decisions Freq
Work Completion Freq

Public Interaction Freq
Assignment Assistance Freq
Work Review OCC
Peer Interaction Freq
Work Behavior OCC
Adaptation to Change Freq
Hazard Awareness Freq

Travel Occasionally
Independent Planning Freq

It is the policy of Donnelley Financial Solutions to select, place and manage all its employees without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, actual or perceived disability, veteran's status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected status. 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark