Saddle Stitch Operator

Allen Press, Inc.

Lawrence, KS


Job Summary: 

The Finishing Operator sets up and operates the Saddle Stitch Binding Line.

Essential Functions: 

  • Perform job duties and conducts self in accordance with Allen Press, Inc. core values in alignment with Company Vision.
  • Read project specification sheet to determine setup specifications and instructions.
  • Make sure product is staged correctly at the machine.
  • Ability to set up and operate a saddle binder (Muller Martini), collator, and three knife trimmer.
  1. Able to make mechanical adjustments to the machine as necessary.
  2. Make sure signatures are set up correctly for gathering.
  3. Making sure staples and covers are applied correctly and books are trimmed to specifications.
  • Ensure a high quality of the product being produced.
  • Ability to set up and operate a high speed automated packaging line, ink jet printer, controller, stacker, and strappers.
  1. Ensure accuracy of the mail list and customer specific templates.
  2. Ability to properly sort, sack, and stack bound printed matter on pallets per USPS requirements.
  3. Preparation of palletized mail shipments by wrapping them and applying proper postal documentation.
  4. Verification of inventory figures after the mailings have been completed.
  • Oversee helpers while staging, loading, and stacking finished products.
  • Ability to follow quality control guidelines.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment failure and or product failure.
  • Conduct and/or oversee preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Follow safety rules and regulations.
  • Maintain records of daily production.
  • Examine finished product for defects.
  • Ability to assist in other areas as production levels require. 
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