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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7045 

Occ. Group: 

Bindery Technician

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in operating automatic bindery machines and equipment. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Determines binding requirements and estimates production time.

Folds, trims, glues, stitches, perforates, assembles and/or collects paper stock to produce bound or folded items.

Operates automatic bindery machines and equipment such as making adjustments to machine parts, monitoring production, and cleaning, oiling and lubricating moving parts.

Makes work and training assignments for helpers.

Checks work for completeness and correctness.

Maintains paper stock inventory.

Receives and verifies shipments.

Performs miscellaneous duties such as shelving paper, wrapping and labeling bound materials, and collating.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to set up and operate automatic bindery machines and equipment.

Ability to plan, schedule, and lay-out work.

Knowledge of preventive maintenance for bindery equipment.

Ability to attend to details.

Ability to follow written instructions.

Ability to make fine highly controlled hand movements required to adjust the positions of a controlled mechanism. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. High school graduate or equivalent; minimum of three years experience in operating automatic bindery machines and equipment. 

  Date     Skill          Eval            
5/1/83        7     5330333140

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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