The YGS Group


Assistant Bindery Operator

Position Location: 
York, PA
Full-Time 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Monday - Friday

The individual in this role is responsible assisting the lead bindery operator in the set-up, adjustments, operations, and maintenance of the bindery equipment.

Essential Functions: 
  1. Assist the lead operator in the set-up of each job as directed. 
  2. Assist in making the necessary adjustments to and operating of the bindery equipment as instructed.
  3. Assist with the maintenance and inspection of the equipment as scheduled.
  4. May assist in operating a variety on bindery equipment such as, folder, stitcher, cutter, automatic adhesive binding machine (perfect binder) which is fed collated sheets, or signatures.
  5. Assist in performing such functions as vibrating, milling, roughening, gluing, covering, and delivering or stacking completed books, magazines, or other completed products.
  6. Maintain a high degree of motivation and morale, departmental, and inter-departmental cooperation.
  7. Maintain and comply with policies, procedures, and practices related to bindery operations and job duties.
  8. Follow all required safety procedures such as PPE, ergonomics, chemical hazards, etc.
  9. Perform job in a manner that protects the health and safety of all employees.
  10. Participate in required training as scheduled.
  11. Assist with general housekeeping in the area of the facility related to the bindery operations.
  • Associate degree in print and bindery technology or related field preferred.
  • A high school diploma or GED equivalency required.
  1. Basic knowledge of bindery fundamentals and bindery operations required.
  2. Prior bindery experience with same or similar equipment preferred.
  3. Knowledge of equipment capabilities to assist lead operator in running the jobs successfully, preferred.
  4. Ability to read and understand job specifications required.
  5. Understanding of routine operational maintenance of equipment preferred. 
  6. Ability to follow instructions to perform tasks as assigned.
  7. Ability to follow safety requirements while carrying out assignments in an assigned time frame.
  8. Ability to maintain a fast pace and work with a sense of urgency.
  9. Basic computer skills preferred.
  10. Ability to read a ruler required.
  11. Mechanical aptitude a must.
  12. Initiative and problem-solving skills required.
  13. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  14. Strong organization and time management skills required.  
  15. Flexible team player.
  16. Ability to work collaboratively.
  17. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
Physical Requirements: 
  • The individual hired for this role will be required to stand for the entirety of their shift.
  • The individual in this position needs to move around inside the manufacturing areas to complete work as assigned. The individual works in manufacturing area regularly.
  • Regularly operates a computer and press equipment as assigned.
  • Position may operate additional equipment such as hand truck, pallet jacks, etc., as needed to move materials within work area.
  • Lift 20 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds often. 
  • May carry weight, lift (to a height of 3–4 feet), transfer, position, or remove materials up to 20 pounds regularly.
  • Will use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, grasp, handle, push, pull, lift, lower, and position objects and/or materials as needed.
  • Will use feet and legs to walk, climb stairs or ladders, balance, ascend, and descend as needed to complete work assignments.
  • Must see, detect, determine, perceive, identify, recognize, judge, observe, inspect, estimate, and assess information as needed.
  • Must communicate, listen, hear, speak, converse with, and/or convey information, as needed. 
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with coworkers, to complete work assignments. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Temperatures are regulated through systems. 
  • Environment is considered to contain medium to high noise levels.
  • Environment is not regularly exposed to extreme changes in temperatures or weather conditions.
  • Will attend meetings and YGS-related events as needed.
  • Complete trainings as required. 

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Notice to All Applicants: The employment process with The YGS Group includes a pre-employment background check and post-offer physical and drug screen. The YGS Group is an equal opportunity employer.