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Production Specialist - Finishing - Bindery

Alphagraphics - Loveland
Loveland, CO


Loveland, CO

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Production Specialist (Bindery)

Do you thrive in a fast paced environment where every day brings a new challenge? If so, AlphaGraphics Loveland could be the fit for you. We are a locally owned marketing and visual communications company that specializes in client solutions. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our client first staff today!


Under limited supervision, operates complex bindery finishing equipment on jobs using folders, cutters, stitchers, and miscellaneous other equipment and processes.

  • Maintains confidentiality of Alphagraphics and its clients’ proprietary information.
  • Performs complex bindery functions including:
  • Performs cutting functions using guillotine. Loads sheets and determines appropriate cut patterns to ensure optimal use of paper and finished sized requirements.
  • Performs folding functions using table top and industrial machines. Determines fold patterns to ensure optimal use of paper and finished sized requirements.
  • Performs rotary slitting, perfing and scoring functions.
  • Performs saddle stitching functions using stitcher/trimmer.
  • Performs finishing functions with other peripheral finishing equipment including: manual/hand feed wire-o binder and single-hole drill
  • Performs manual/hand labor functions that require high level of job accuracy and integrity. Reads and follows instructions to determine complex components and assembly for individual jobs.
  • Troubleshoots and attempts to correct equipment and stock problems and errors using knowledge, training, and reference materials.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance. Partial machine disassembly/assembly to accomplish make-ready and operator maintenance.
  • Updates and maintains individual productivity logs. Documents beginning and end of shift daily turnover.
  • Uses online PC, Excel, and procedures to obtain necessary information to perform jobs.
  • Schedules, prioritizes and ensures workflow is efficient.
  • Sets up equipment to run jobs and to ensure documents are processed correctly.
  • Operates and maintains production standards and quality expectations on all equipment and jobs.
  • Performs adjustments to stock and machines as needed.
  • Performs quality and reasonability checks on jobs.
  • Reads, reviews and checks pertinent specifications and instructions on jobs and/or processes.
  • Performs quality, mechanical and reasonability checks of sample jobs against proofs.
  • Sorts, assembles and proofs completed work.
  • Documents job and maintenance activities. Prepares and provides reports to management and/or appropriate staff. Prepares and provides reports of problems to manager and/or appropriate staff for proper documentation and handling.
  • Communicates pertinent maintenance and supply information to appropriate staff.
  • Reacts to change and remains productive.
  • Interacts in cooperative and professional manner, with all levels of employees, vendors and/or clients, in team environment.
  • Organizes tasks and resources to complete work and meet deadlines according to established departmental procedures.
  • Follows Alphagraphics ergonomic and safety policies.

  • Adhere to all quality control standards and consistently apply them to every order
  • Take direction to increase efficiency of production quality and turn-around time through continual process improvement
  • Properly use communication tools to ensure work is completed accurately from shift to shift
  • Monitor and maintain all equipment, complete preventative maintenance, calibrations and minor repairs
  • Follow established safety procedures in use of equipment and in handling product
  • Complete all shift responsibilities like re-stocking and cleaning
  • Communicate appropriately on center’s supply needs
  • Accountable to productivity standards and waste records
  • Able to multi-task in a fast paced production environment that is subject to constant changes in job duties and assignment
  • Handle multiple projects/tasks and meet deadlines
  • Perform all other tasks and assignments as requested by the Production Manager
  • Must be able to work in an environment with strict deadlines
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Able to read work order information to determine job specifications
  • Must have the ability to follow written and verbal instructions and solve practical problems as they arise
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively as part of a work team
  • Understand/operate computer systems and technology relevant to all aspects of print and document services operations
  • Maintain established productivity standards
  • Able to lift, move or carry medium-weight objects (up to 50 pounds)
  • Able to stand and move about for extended periods of time with only short rest breaks; reach, bend, stoop, etc
  • Previous printing, bindery, production or desktop publishing experience a plus
  • Demonstrate teamwork, professionalism and achievement of high levels of productivity