Quad/Graphics Book Binder Sewer Operator in Versailles, Kentucky
From stitching and binding to special coatings, embossing, intricate folds, die cutting, and 1-to-1 inkjet messaging, our Finishing team uses the industry’s most advanced technology to transform ink on paper into finished pieces that grab consumers’ attention and drive sales and readership for our customers.
Quad/Graphics Full-Time Book Binder Case Maker or Sewer Operator- Paid Relocation up to $10k
Due to new and renewed business Quad/Graphics seeks Casemakers, Perfect Binders, and Book Sewer Operators local to Lexington/Versailles, KY, or who will relocate to either location.
Relocation reimbursement for Versailles is $5k, when the rules are met. Versailles is offering an additional $5k sign on bonus.*
We offer paid relocation help to candidates with prior experience operating a perfect binder, case maker, jacket machine, or sewer machine in a book bindery. Other high volume book bindery experience may be considered.
We offer support at every step of your career with on-site healthcare facilities, 401(k) retirement savings, paid holidays and vacations, and many more great benefits.
You’ll proudly wear Quad blue and stand shoulder to shoulder with the team that’s transforming an industry. Your work matters at Quad.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The primary function of this position is to set up, maintain and run all perfect binders, casemakers, jacket machines, or McCain or Smyth Sewers/Side Sewers in our high volume book bindery at the highest level attainable. Produce and maintain best attainable quality, possess and display leadership skills, assist in training personnel. Assist in evaluating production capabilities, assist shift supervisor as required.
Prior experience as an operator running multimillion dollar equipment in a high volume book bindery required. Preference given to those who’ve run a book sewer, but we will consider high volume perfect binder, trimmer, gather, case in, jacket machine or other high volume binders.
Working knowledge of the set up/ makeready, adjustment, procedures, capabilities and limitations of equipment to perform the full range of standard and specialized sewing, perfect binding, gather, case-in, jacket, folding, collating, and cutting of printed materials to complete a finished product.
Familiarity with different paper weights, sizes, kinds and colors so as to be able to identify paper conditions (i.e. excessive moisture or curling that frequently requires additional machine adjustment).
Must be able to work the shifts for these positions will be 7am -7pm or 7pm –7am and will include days, nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Shifts rotate every 4 months with a 75 cent shift differential for night shift. Fixed night shift may be available. Overtime may be offered.
Familiarity with basic mathematics (i.e. decimals, metric units) to understand dimensional requirements contained in job orders and to make more complicated adjustments.
Ability to use the full range of standard and specialized tools and devices to adjust and maintain the functional accuracy and operating conditions of the bindery machines.
Skill in making adjustments to powered machines using hand tools (i.e. wrenches, screwdrivers, punches, knives) as well as more specialized hand tools, usually furnished by the machine manufacturer.
Knowledge of operating procedures for bindery equipment such as folders, cutters, collators, stitchers, drills, binding/gluing machines. Ability to read and interpret written work which indicates the number and sequence of machine operations required to complete the work and maintain dimensional accuracy in accordance with instructions provided **The bonus is subject to taxes and repayment agreements, plus additional plan rules.