Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Classification Specification

Pay Grade B82

Basic Function
Under moderate supervision, operates cutting, folding, and strapping machines in support of Print Shop operations.

Classification Characteristics
Differs from Photocopying Machine Operator in that Bindery Operator II operates complex cutting, folding, and strapping equipment, while photocopying machine operator operates photocopy machines and simple bindery equipment.

Supervised by: Printing Services Supervisor


FLSA: Non-Exempt

Work Environment
In order to achieve Metro’s goals in support of its mission, potential candidates are required to commit and continuously practice and demonstrate the following work values:

Examples of Duties
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates programmable cutting machine to cut paper and printed materials to proper specifications
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates folding machines to fold printed materials to prescribed specifications, including types and number of folds, paper sizes, and thickness
  • Operates automatic collating and strapping machines to sort and bundle paper and printed materials
  • Operates auxiliary bindery equipment
  • Operates power skid mover, fork lift, hand-jack, and wheel cart to move large quantities of bundled materials
  • Performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs on equipment
  • Loads, unloads, stocks, and ships printed materials and completes related forms
  • Receives and wraps finished materials from large presses and places bundles into boxes for shipment
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Essential Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Functions and operation of programmable cutting, strapping, and folding machines and other bindery equipment
  • Safety rules for print shops

Ability to:
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions and procedures
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Operate programmable cutting, folding, and strapping machines
  • Operate a fork-lift, power skid mover, hand-jack, and wheel cart
  • Adhere to production standards and deadlines
  • Move objects weighing up to 75 pounds
  • Perform moderately physical labor
  • Tolerate noisy working conditions
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Plan and complete work according to established priorities
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Minimum Qualifications
Potential candidates interested in the BINDERY OPERATOR II position MUST meet the following requirements:

  • 2 years of experience operating a variety of bindery equipment, including programmable cutting, folding, and strapping machines

Special Conditions
  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Date Originally Created: 4/24/1995
Date Last Revised: 5/6/2014 9:32:03 AM
TCU: 0971A