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Machine Operator - Bindery

Machine Operator - Bindery

Machine Operator - Bindery

Houston, TX 77024

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  • Mittera Houston is looking for experienced Bindery Operators to join our team. Sets up and operation of stitcher binder machinery (including gathering, stitching, trimming and/or mail labels) to form completed magazines, catalogs and pamphlets, and coordinates bindery team members interactions on the bindery line, ensuring each job is run according to customer specifications and meeting internal and external deadlines; maintains quality control and reduces waste or bindery downtime. They must have the ability to work in a team environment while doing so in a safe and efficient manner
  • Examine job orders to determine quantities to be bound or inserted or special binding instructions. Ensure that bindery team members know job details to ensure proper bindery utilization.
  • Initiate and perform make-readies/set-ups, ensuring fine tuning of pockets to ensure minimal drops and stops during operation.
  • Set and monitor machine to ensure quality of finished product as well as optimal productivity.
  • Set up, adjust and normal repair of machinery as needed for smooth and trouble-free operation, including jogging book into position to set long book detector, adjusting scanners as needed for tolerances of book size, adjusting head stroke to proper thickness of book, and adjust stitch leg length and clinch as necessary.
  • Perform trial runs at start up, checking books for adherence to specifications, and obtain approval to run from the supervisor.
  • Use of hand & electric pallet jacks to move loads of unfinished product into machine loading area. Ascertain that pallet lifters are available and in use. Reads and understands the job ticket, layout sheet, artwork and other specifications before beginning the assigned job.
  • Sets up, operates and maintains all pieces of equipment which make up a part of the various binding and finishing equipment in a full-service bindery operation.
  • Ensures good housekeeping practices are followed in order to maintain a clean, healthful and safe work area around the binding equipment for employees and customers.
  • Operate a manual and battery-operated lift jack.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In keeping with Mittera’s philosophy that each individual should be encouraged to reach his or her full potential, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations or modifications will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Hours may vary depending on departmental staffing needs.
  • Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and/or previous bindery experience.
  • Language skills: Ability to read and interpret documents; write employee communication pieces and routine business correspondence; speak effectively before a group of peers and ability to communicate with a broad range of audiences (senior management level to front-line production employees).
  • Mathematical skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole number, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Reasoning ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situation where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Other skills and abilities: Ability to prevent errors and solve problems on binding machine operations.


Operates specific bindery equipment such as stitcher/trimmers, cutters, folders, mailers, shrink wrappers and collators to process or finish printed products. These individual positions are distinguished primarily by the differences in equipment and the differing training required for each.

Mittera Group is a multi-platform communications company with more than 1200 professionals that provide quality printing, direct mail, analytics, design, and digital solutions for clients throughout the U.S.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Overtime

Work Location: One location

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