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Operator, Bindery

United States, Minnesota, Shakopee
1000 Valley Park Drive South (Show on map)
December 28, 2023

At Imagine we go beyond print to help our clients deliver game-changing visual communications from concept to delivery that set the standard for our industry. The first step in this process is hiring great employees! Our innovative teams are the most committed, highly experienced artisans in the business. We are committed to delivering high-quality marketing solutions, in every environment and campaign, helping our clients capture the heart, minds, and loyalty of their customers. For more than 30 years, The Imagine Group has established itself as one of the most influential and innovative visual communications companies in the industry. Join us and let's Imagine a better way together.

Position Summary:

The Bindery Operator performs manual and machine operator tasks related to the operation of paper cutter and folder machines.

SHIFT: Tuesday - Friday, 2:30pm - 12:55am

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Operates Polar, Inpro and Perfecta paper cutter equipment ranging from 40 - 141"
  • Takes cutting orders and sets up cutter in accordance with instructions
  • Sets automatic cutting programs into machines
  • Operates paper cutter to cut and trim blank stock and printed material that is to be further processed in the Pressroom or Bindery.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on paper cutting machinery such as blade replacement, lubrication, and waxing.
  • Uses lift truck to carry pallets with blank stock and printed paper from loading area to Press area, and from Press area to Bindery
  • Cleans up and keeps work area neat and orderly
  • Works overtime as needed
  • Performs other duties as requested

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience with cutter machine operation and set up practices.
  • Understanding of operation and function of the other bindery equipment and machinery

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate/understand written as well as oral instructions
  • Ability to read and understand written instructions including those dealing with dimensions and quantity.
  • Ability to apply written instructions to machine set-up.
  • Basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers and fractions.
  • Knowledge of simple computer operations.
  • Knowledge of all procedures required to safely operate a guillotine cutting machine and associated bindery equipment.
  • Reliability through attendance, punctuality, and attention to workstations
  • Bilingual or multilingual proficiency in any language (including ASL) preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to visually inspect all work for defects and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent reaching, bending, climbing, kneeling, crouching, and stooping.
  • Manual dexterity for repetitive work.
  • Frequent walking and standing.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Imagine is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Diversity and Inclusion are not just a checked box, it is a critical part of our commitment to deliver innovative solutions to our clients and provide a great place to work for our entire Imagine family. We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply.

Imagine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.