July 31, 2022
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Job Summary:     The Cutter Operator is responsible for setting up, configuring, operating and trimming all finishing services for press and digital print projects in compliance with job specifications and company quality standards. Prepares the workload schedule to meet customer timeframe requirements as instructed by the Bindery Supervisor. Performs daily/weekly/monthly maintenance on the machine to ensure optimum output. Works closely with other staff members to exceed customer satisfaction and service expectations.

As the Cutter Operator and a member of the Production Team, you are accountable for:

  • Meeting the department production and quality
  • Playing a key role in meeting company-wide profitability and customer satisfaction goals, such as guaranteed satisfaction and value for our
  • Contributing to a work environment that fosters pride in being part of a winning team and promotes personal


Responsibilities and Duties:

General and Administrative

  • Coordinate with the Production Team, Bindery Supervisor, Team Lead to produce and prioritize jobs and, when necessary, reorganize to meet deadline changes and updates
  • Comply with all OHSA safety requirements and Company’s health and safety policies
  • Participate as a key player in the Production Team by supporting operations as needed
  • Communicate effectively with the Bindery Supervisor, other members of the Production Team and Production Coordinator informing and updating them regularly to meet customer’s requirements
  • Follow systems and procedures outlined in the Corporate Policy Manual


Cutting Operations

  • Perform bindery cutting functions as noted on work order/job tickets
  • Operate equipment / machine to finish orders
  • Assist in, train on and perform all bindery functions as noted on work order/job tickets including: folding, cutting, padding, trimming/cutting, collating, scoring, perforating, drilling, stitching, stapling, bundling and Primarily cutting but may include other finishing tasks as assigned depending on workload
  • Process handwork assembly according to specifications
  • Clean and disinfect workstation
  • Retrieve the correct work order and load the skid into the jogger
  • Align the stacked printed job into the cutter guide and prepare to cut by activating it
  • Examine the stacked printed job for imperfections and adjust accordingly
  • Package jobs, complete work orders, tickets, and delivery receipts as necessary and placed in their assigned areas
  • Record and maintain work/job information onto an activity sheet for tracking purposes
  • Perform quality controls on the assigned machine/ equipment
  • Troubleshoot breakdowns, conduct minor repairs, and perform routine maintenance
  • Control and adjust machine settings when required
  • Maintain knowledge of safety equipment
  • Responsible for cleaning and machine setup of assigned equipment/machine
  • Troubleshoot any issues that may arise and/or report to Bindery Supervisor/Team Lead
  • Notify Bindery Supervisor and/or Team Lead of any quantity or quality issues
  • Ensure that the area and the machine is kept in a clean, safe and orderly manner
  • Other duties as assigned


Equipment and Supplies

  • Clean and maintain equipment and work area following maintenance procedures and update maintenance logs
  • Monitor and manage inventory of bindery supplies; order and stock as instructed by the Bindery supervisor
  • Inform supervisor of machine/equipment problems



  • High school diploma/GED with experience or vocational/technical certification
  • Previous print knowledge/experience is an asset
  • Previous experience in operating machinery is an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills g. working well with others, communication, positive attitude
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good written, verbal and mathematical skills
  • Good Attention to detail and hand eye coordination
  • Able to work independently and as a member of the team
  • Able to apply written instructions to machine set-up and maintenance
  • Reliable attendance, punctuality and attention to workstation
  • Meet or exceed minimum test results as specified by the hiring manage


Working Conditions:

  • Standing for prolonged periods of time - up to 8 hours or more per day
  • Frequent lifting of objects up to 50 lbs
  • Frequent pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, and twisting is required
  • Work area may have fluorescent lighting and air conditioning
  • Noise level is usually moderate to loud
  • Exposure to ink and chemical fumes, and airborne particles such as paper dust and drying powder
  • Appearance at all times must represent the company image
  • Fast-paced environment: subject to numerous schedule and priority changes and short notice activity
  • Additional hours may be required due to operational requirements
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