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Stitcher Operator Apprentice


Chanhassen, MN
ID: 55219

The Stitcher Apprentice Program will provide an accelerated training to qualified candidates. 

  1. Trainees will learn how to perform a full range of standard and specialized stitching, collating and 3 sided trimming used to produce catalogs, manuals, directories, magazines or other completed products.
  2. Trainees will also learn how to set up, run and maintain Stitchers and other auxiliary bindery equipment.


  • Performs bindery operations such as folding, cutting, binding, stitching, trimming, affixing, and packing .
  • Operates all bindery equipment, including folders, cutters, stitchers, affixers, tabbers, straight and knife folders
  • Reviews completed jobs to verify conformance with the job ticket and plant standards for quality and consistency 
  • Set-up, maintain, and repair all equipment involved in bindery process 
  • Proof original job copy to sample to confirm accuracy of job specifications before job runs 
  • Maintains records of time, tasks, and number of pieces completed per job in proper database
  • Prepares finished product by placing in boxes, mail trays, and on carts for delivery 
  • Read, review, and interpret instructions on sample board using key information for set up and operations, including trouble shooting and correction as necessary 
  • Verifies job components against sample board to codes and other key information and indicators 
  • Checks accuracy of paperwork pertaining to job, including counts, tray tags, box labels and samples.
  • Understands, completes, and verifies all necessary paperwork for appropriate task/job as deemed necessary.
  • Adhere to policies and guidelines pertaining to confidentiality, security, safety, and professional conduct.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to maintain good attendance.
  • Must be willing to work weekend overtime as needed.
  • Must be able to flex schedule to meet the needs of production, including working a different shift if needed.
  • Must be able to frequently lift up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.



Required Skills

  • Ability to comprehend and follow PPE and safety procedures
  • Basic Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Ability to communicate/understand written as well as oral instructions
  • Ability to follow direction and work in a team environment
  • Ability to properly use and maintain bindery equipment and supplies
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of equipment and work area at all times 
  • Ability to read job tickets and prioritize task



Required Experience

  • Requires 1- 2 years of general work experience in a manufacturing environment with exposure to high speed commercial equipment.
  • Prior experience working in a commercial printing plant will be given advanced consideration. 
  • Reliability through attendance, punctuality and attention to work station 
  • Ability to read, interpret and adjust written instructions and analytical information.


RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer

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