Machine Operators

Job Description

Job Title: Machine Operators in Insert/Mailing
Department: Inserting and Mailing
Reports To: Inserting/Mailing Manager
Shift: Full TimeĀ  – All Shifts Available
Contact: Sheri Platt at 507-836-6540 or

Job Summary

Inserting & Mailing Machine Operators are individuals skilled at various machines and equipment used in preparing newspapers, binding books, periodicals and pamphlets, and assembling related printed materials. They work as part of the team that packages and prepares Page 1 Printer’s products to be delivered/mailed to our customers. WE WILL TRAIN.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Inserting & Mailing Operators duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Places inserts into newspapers and various publications by using inserting machine or by hand.
  • Collects newspapers and various publications depending on mail type and use of finished product.
  • Places signatures into pockets or picking up finished product on saddle-stitcher.
  • Operates a 3-knife trimmer to trim glued spine books to final size and stacking and bundling in appropriate sizes based on the information on the press report.
  • Removes, stacks, and packs printed material in various stages of completion on pallets/carts or bags as it accumulates on delivery table of machines.
  • Examines stitched, collated, bound, and unbound publications to ascertain that pages are bound in numerical or folio order according to sample copy, and for such defects as imperfect binding, ink spots, torn, loose, or uneven pages.
  • Records daily production and department check lists.
  • Cleans work area around machine.

Job Requirements

As a candidate for this position you must be able to;

  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Read and comprehend simple instructions in English, and write simple correspondence in English to other employees of the organization.

Advancement Opportunities Available

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