Bindery Operator

Manufacturing Shakopee, Minnesota



  • Make ready, operate, maintain, and ability to trouble shoot bindery equipment which includes; laminator, UV coater, cutter, folder, mail inserter, inkjet equipment,  perfect binder, case maker, and other miscellaneous book binding equipment
  • Ensure labor is used efficiently
  • Ensure product meets the quality standards
  • Ensure associates maintain safety and OSHA standards
  • Perform routine and preventive maintenance of bindery equipment
  • Timely execution of assigned tasks
  • Responsible for cleanliness of area and maintaining 5S standards
  • Interact closely with other departments outside of bindery (digital press/ warehouse/ shipping/ Tech support)
  • Drive continuous improvement
  • Any other project as assigned by management


  • Able to make ready, operate, and trouble shoot bindery equipment— laminator, UV coater, cutter, folder, mail inserter, inkjet equipment, perfect binder, case maker, and other misc book binding equipment. 
  • 3+ years job related production experience
  • Must have hard work ethic, ability to learn quickly, and common sense. 
  • Able to work independently on projects and also collaborate as a strong team member
  • Communicate effectively both internally and externally; i.e. check email, meetings, interaction
  • Leadership and team building skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, flexible and adaptable to change
  • Able to operate under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities
  • Strong interpersonal/communication and analytical skills
  • Passing of WorkKeys Assessment Testing



  • High school or vocational/technical school diploma or certificate.
  • Additional courses in print production, operations, or similar functional areas.
  • Courses in chemistry, electronics, color theory, are desired.