Insert Machine Bindery Operator I

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Insert Machine/Bindery Operator I
Gannett Publishing Services
Wilmington, DE

Job Purpose:

The Insert Machine/Bindery Operator I - is a position that performs post press related packaging tasks to support efficient production operations as needed to achieve and maintain on-time production, product quality standards, low waste, and operational safety including OSHA and EPA compliance.

Key Responsibilities:

Work as part of a packaging crew during a designated shift to achieve on-time production performance including product quality and accuracy standards and operational safety.

Packaging Duties:

• Verification of workstation resources.

• Basic inserter control set-up and operation (Newscom).

• Basic machine operation including but not limited to inserters, joggers, conveyors, stackers, strappers, bottom wrap machines, loaders, printers, address labelers, adhesive advertising applicators, scales, and pallet jacks and fork trucks.

• Assist with directing activities during production, training inserting employees.

• Assist with all equipment repairs, rebuilding & replacement (such as hopper replacement) and all standard preventive maintenance.

• Perform general packaging maintenance including equipment blowdown and packaging related materials disposal.


• Always work in a safe manner and consistently utilize required safety equipment to promote top-of-mind safety awareness:

• Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

• Complete required annual OSHA safety training programs: Lockout/Tag-out, Hazardous Communications, Personal Protective Equipment, Hearing Conservation, Blood Borne Pathogens, Forklift.

• Ensure all machine safety-guards are installed, functioning properly, and in use.

• Immediately report any potential safety hazards, operational concerns and all accidents/injuries and near misses to production management.


• Provide timely and accurate information to management.

• Immediately report equipment or product issues to production management.

• Communicate scheduling needs to supervisors and/or production management.


• High school diploma, GED equivalent, vocational training or work-related experience required.

Experience Required:

• Minimum one-year prior production, packaging, machine operation or similar related experience Preferred.

Skills & Abilities:

• English language fluency: Speaking, reading and writing.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Proven excellent time management skills working in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.
• Proven ability (by experience) to work independently under deadline with a sense of urgency.
• Good Mechanical aptitude.

Technical Skills:

• Basic PC skills including Microsoft Office: E-mail, Excel, Word.


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