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Light Equipment Operator


Medford, OR
ID: 48311

Light Equipment Operator Summary: Operates various production machinery (cutter, creaser, folder, punch, drill, wire-o, binder, and other equipment as needed).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Set up, adjust and operate a variety of binding machines containing several cutting heads, control surfaces or other attachments, case making equipment, folders, cutters, collators, stitchers, drills, and binding/gluing machines to produce product into final books, catalogs, manuals, directories, magazines or other completed products. Inspect equipment for safety issues. Make needed adjustments to coordinate the multiple work stations on a single machine. Direct crew though all aspects of production. Monitor quality, output and productivity, including ISO standards and reporting requirements Follow all safety rules and report any unsafe conditions to supervisor. 




Required Skills

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Good written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated mechanical aptitude. Working knowledge of the set-up, adjustment, procedures, capabilities and limitations of equipment to perform the full range of standard and specialized folding, collating, and cutting of printed materials to complete a finished product. Familiarity with different paper weights, sizes, kinds and colors so as to be able to identify paper conditions. Familiarity with basic mathematics (i.e. decimals, metric units) to understand dimensional requirements contained in job orders and to make more complicated adjustments. Ability to read and interpret written work instructions within area of responsibility and basic computer operation. Ability and willingness to work in other departments when needed.

Required Experience

Education/Experience: At least 3 months experience in bindery equipment operation. 

Work Environment: Work near moving mechanical parts.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel for 10-12 hour shifts; reach with hands and arms; and stoop; kneel; or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.

RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer

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