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ASSISTANT BINDERY OPERATOR

Print Solutions

Position Location: York, PA

Hours: Full-Time | First Shift – 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM, other hours as needed

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

Essential Functions

This position exists to perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform 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 of bindery equipment such as folder, stitcher, cutter, and 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 of the facility related to the bindery operations.

Education:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalency, is required.
  • Associate’s degree in print operations and communications, or related field, preferred.

Skills & Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of bindery fundamentals and bindery operations is required.
  • Prior bindery experience with the same or similar equipment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of equipment capabilities to assist the lead operator in running the jobs successfully preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand job specifications required.
  • Understanding of routine operational maintenance of equipment preferred. 
  • Ability to follow instructions to perform tasks as assigned.
  • Ability to follow safety requirements while carrying out assignments in an assigned time frame.
  • Ability to maintain a fast pace and work with a sense of urgency.
  • Basic computer skills preferred.
  • The ability to read a ruler is required.
  • Mechanical aptitude is a must.
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Strong organization and time management skills required.  
  • Flexible team player.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.

Physical Requirements:

Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • 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 the 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 the 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.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with coworkers, to complete work assignments. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

To apply, submit your resume to careers@theYGSgroup.com.

Notice to All Applicants: This posting is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of duties, rather to provide an overview of essential functions and basic duties. Requirements, skills, and abilities included, have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform in the position. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted, as all-inclusive. Employment with The YGS Group is at-will. 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 and Drug-Free Workplace.

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