Bindery Associate

Primary responsibility consists of inspection and packaging of finished goods and completion of jobs that cannot be done by automatic equipment (e.g. hand folding, collating, inserting, wrapping, etc.) Position reports to the Bindery Manager and or Shift Supervisor.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Supports Bindery Operators on various machinery, equipment and performs any combination of tasks involved in finishing books, periodicals, and pamphlets.
  •  Assembles related printed materials in accordance with work order specifications.
  •  Punches holes in paper sheets, manually or by machine, creases and compresses signatures prior to affixing covers by hand.
  • Fastens sheets, signatures, or other printed materials together, using hand or machine stapler, adjusts or tends machine that inserts wire or plastic binding strips into punched holes to fasten pages and covers together.
  • Handles and packs printed material in various stages of completion in boxes and on pallets as it accumulates on delivery table of machines.
  • Examines stitched, collated, bound, and unbound publications to make certain that pages are bound in numerical or folio order according to sample copy, and for such defects as imperfect bindings, ink spots, torn, loose, and uneven pages, and loose and uncut threads.
  • Inserts pages, extra sheets, and collated sets into catalogs, periodicals, directories, pocket portfolios, or loose-leaf binders, and inserts sheets and applies labels to envelopes or periodicals by hand or machine.
  • Wraps product in plastic, using shrink-wrapping machinery, packs products in boxes, and tapes lids of boxes shut.
  • Cleans Bindery and work area around machines as needed.


Job requirements:

  • Requires a high school diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years of related work experience preferred
  • Reading, comprehending, and communicating work order instructions verbally and or in writing is required.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds routinely and operate non-powered material handling equipment (hand trucks, carts, etc.) required.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and move between production devices to load and unload required.
  • Bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting repetitively for extended periods of time.
  • 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.