Job description Spiral Binding Machine Operator - Printing near Waterloo (ON)

Find out what work is like for a spiral binding machine operator - printing in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Binding and finishing machine operators (NOC 94152).

Binding and finishing machine operators


Binding and finishing machine operators set up, operate or oversee the operation of machines, equipment or computerized units that bind and finish printed material. Workers who perform finishing operations in the paper, carton and packaging industries, as well as those who encode and stamp plastic cards, are included in this unit group. They are employed by binderies, commercial printing companies, newspapers, magazines, and other publishing companies, and establishments in both the public and private sectors that have in-house printing, binding and finishing departments.

Job duties

  • Set up and operate specialized equipment and machines that cut, fold, gather and bind or finish brochures, pamphlets, business forms, magazines, books and other printed material
  • Set up and operate specialized equipment and machines that die cut, emboss, imprint, laminate, heat stamp and perform other finishing operations on printed material
  • Perform pre-production runs of binding or finishing jobs to verify output and to ensure that product specifications are met
  • Operate automatic and semi-automatic equipment and machines to bind or finish print material according to specifications
  • Pack, weigh and stack bound and finished products on pallet for shipment
  • May repair and rebind damaged or worn books.

Job titles

  • Cerlox binder operator
  • binder - printing
  • binder and finisher
  • bindery operator
  • bookbinding machine operator
  • cutter operator - printing
  • finishing machine operator - printing
  • foil stamper - printing
  • gathering machine set-up operator - printing
  • gold leaf stamper
  • laminating machine operator
  • machine bookbinder
  • perforator operator - printing
  • stitcher operator - printing

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