Perfect Binder Operator

Primary responsibility consists of operating machine that binds signatures together with glue/adhesive. Sets machine for collating correct pagination and 3-side trimming. Starts machine and positions materials appropriately. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within this field. Position reports to the Bindery Manager and or Shift Supervisor.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read, understand, and follows work order instructions and pre-established guidelines to determine set up specifications and perform the functions of the job.
  • Setup of Perfect Binder according to height, width, and thickness.
  • Gather and collate multiple pages and/or signatures for in-feed.
  • Ensure quick and timely set up of bindery equipment.
  • Operate and adjust milling and spine bindery preparation station.
  • Operate and adjust side and spine, bindery gluing units.
  • Operate and adjust control module for each individual station.
  • Operate and adjust three-knife trimmer section.
  • Operate and adjust bindery delivery and lay-down section.
  • Operate and observes machine to detect malfunctions throughout the production run.
  • Enter production data into a computer-based MIS System. (EFI PACE)
  • Follow and comply with all company Quality Control procedures and policies to insure 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 verbal & written.
  • Must have essential math skills and read a ruler to 32nds and metric (mm).
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds routinely and operate control pallet jacks and 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, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting repetitively for extended periods of time.
  • Must be available to work 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.