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Bindery Operator - 12p-8p (eligible for shift differential pay)

Company: Sheridan
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Bindery Operator - 12p-8p (eligible for shift differential pay) Sheridan. Be part of something greater. Your career awaits join us! LOCATION: Lawrence, KS Sheridan Kansas has operated in Lawrence, Kansas, for more than 70 years of service to the Journal publishing industry. Our customers depend on us to covert their ideas into one of the most important inventions man ever made, a book of printed words. Job Summary: The Bindery & Mailing Operator sets up and operates the Perfect Binding Line, Saddle Binding Line, Packaging Line, Guillotine Cutters, Folders, Tipping Machine, and Drill. Schedule is Monday - Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Job Duties:

  • Perform job duties and conducts self in accordance with Sheridan and CJK Group team 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.
  • Set up and operate a high speed automated Perfect Binder (Kolbus), gather machine, three knife trimmer, and book stacker to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Ensure accurate programming using the computer controls.
  • Oversee set up and correct loading of the signature in the gather machine.
  • Ensure adhesive is applied correctly and books are being trimmed to specifications.
  • Set up and operate a saddle binder (Muller Martini), collator, and three knife trimmer.
  • Make mechanical adjustments to the machine as necessary.
  • Ensure that signatures are set up correctly for gathering.
  • Ensure staples and covers are applied correctly and books are trimmed to specifications.
  • Ensure a high quality of the product being produced.
  • Set up and operate a high speed automated packaging line, ink jet printer, controller, stacker, and strappers.
  • Ensure accuracy of the mail list and customer specific templates.
  • Properly sort, sack, and stack bound printed matter on pallets per USPS requirements.
  • Prepare palletized mail shipments by wrapping them and applying proper postal documentation.
  • Verify inventory figures after the mailings have been completed.
  • Oversee helpers while staging, loading, and stacking finished products.
  • Follow quality control guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Assist in other areas as production levels require.
  • Non-Essential Functions:
    • Perform other duties as assigned which could include but not be limited to assisting work areas with minor production work.
      • Set up and operate a Guillotine Cutter by programming the controller with size specifications ensuring accuracy of the cuts and quality checking for ink smudging due to the clamp on the cutter.
        • Set up and operate the MBO folders, making mechanical adjustments to the machine dependent on the size and number of folds.
          • Set up and operate a Tipping Machine (Hunkler tipping and Nordson gluing) by making adjustments and making sure the material glues together.
            • Set up and operate the Lawson 3-hole drill by ensuing proper placement of the holes, checking off-centered holes and tearing caused by a dull drill bit. Basic Qualifications:
              • Must be self-directed, team-oriented.
              • Ability to multi-task and problem solve in a fast-paced environment.
              • Must have a keen eye for detail.
              • High school diploma or equivalent education.
              • Ability and willingness to follow established procedures a take constructive criticism.
              • Ability to work with others in accomplishing tasks or goals in a team atmosphere.
              • Experience with maintaining a safe work environment and ability to do so in accordance with Sheridan safety protocol and OSHA standards by wearing assigned protective equipment and reporting any actual or potential safety hazards to Human Resources, Safety Coordinator or supervisor.
              • Basic computer skills.
              • Ability to work in a production environment that is fast-paced and team-oriented.
              • Ability to handle very detailed work.
              • Ability to work overtime as needed for production.
              • Ability to interpret instructions or specifications, in verbal or written form, including those dealing with dimensions, quantity, and machine setup.
              • Demonstrated understanding and application of standard, metric and pica measuring units.
              • Demonstrated basic mechanical ability in order to understand machine setup, function, and troubleshooting. Desired Qualifications:
                • Previous bindery or packaging experience.
                • Previous cutting, folding or drilling experience.
                • Production experience.
                • Experience operating a pallet jack and power lift.
                • Knowledge of USPS postal regulations. Physical Requirements:
                  • Ability to exert 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
                  • Manual dexterity.
                  • Ability to hear, communicate, and respond to customers and in-house employees clearly and cogently.
                  • Ability to walk, bend, lift, stretch, stoop, and perform overhead and lateral reaching tasks.
                  • Ability to stand for long periods.
                  • Ability to travel (occasionally) when necessary. Why work for Sheridan?
                    • Job training
                    • Career advancement
                    • College tuition up to $5,250 per year
                    • Paid vacation & holidays
                    • Competitive compensation
                    • Medical (PPO and HSA Plans), Dental, Vision
                    • Teledoc - convenient and no cost
                    • Company paid basic life and AD&D insurance
                    • Voluntary life
                    • 401(k) with company match
                    • Company paid short term disability
                    • FSA Health and Dependent Care savings accounts
                    • HSA Health saving account
                    • EAP program CJK Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to apply for employment, please contact the HR Department at or .

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