Bindery Folder Operator

The primary responsibility of the Bindery Folder Operator consists of producing a quality product in a high-speed production environment on folding equipment. The ideal candidate will have good knowledge and skills in perforating, scoring, and folding various printed and coated paper products. This position reports to the Bindery Manager and Shift Supervisor.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must have full knowledge in setup and operation of MBO/Stahl Folders, as well as the general maintenance of the equipment.
  • Read, understand, and follow work order instructions and pre-established guidelines to determine set up specifications and perform the functions of the job.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, procedures, and terminology within the offset bindery field (wrinkles, dog ears, scum, dry up, out off register, guide, off guide, gripper, tail of sheet, signature, and offset).
  • Set up and operate the machine to automatically fold, slit, and score printed sheets into signatures for binding.
  • Set up and operate folding machine to fold from 1-up to multiple up.
  • Set up and operate folding machine to fold various product configurations.
  • Enter production data into a computer-based MIS System. (EFI PACE)
  • Follow and comply with all company Quality Control procedures and policies to ensure acceptable work.
  • Ability to select, inspect, compare and confirm customer samples.
  • Responsible for training and instructing assigned Bindery Associates during job set up through to completion on a case by case basis.
  • As a team member always assist others when needed or requested.
  • May be cross-trained in other areas of the plant and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to work well with others and function with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrate safe work habits in a manufacturing environment.


Job requirements:

  • Requires a high school diploma or GED.
  • 3-4 years of related work experience preferred.
  • Reading, comprehending, and communicating work order instructions verbally and or in writing.
  • Must have essential math skills and read a ruler to 32nds and metric (mm).
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds routinely and operate and control pallet jacks and non-powered material handling equipment (hand trucks, carts, etc.).
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and move between production devices to load and unload materials.
  • Bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting repetitively for extended periods of time.
  • Must be available to work paid overtime as needed.
  • Capable of working in various types of weather and non-climate-controlled environments.

If you're ready to apply to join the CPC team, use the application on our employment page or email your resume to All full-time positions offer great benefits such as paid time off, paid medical, life insurance, a partial matching 401k program, and more.