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Bindery Basic Equipment Operator, ON, Printing Services – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 29267BR
Department: Printing & Mail Services
Working Hours: 6:45pm – 5:30am; Monday - Thursday
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Jun 12, 2024

$32 - 44k
Full Time - Regular


The main function of this position is to finish and package printed products. This requires the set-up and assembly of single and/or multiple components into a final product, either manually or by operating the following basic bindery/finishing equipment: shrink-wrapper, 30-inch cutter, padding racks, rubberstamp assembly, three-hole drill, spiral punch & binder, tab laminator & cutter, stitcher, box maker, table-top folder, table-top laminator, and high-speed punch.


A Printing Services Bindery Basic Equipment Operator typically …

  • Responsible for the accurate reading and comprehension of written job specifications. Job specifications provide the production details of each job/finished product.
  • Responsible for the set-up and manual assembly of single and/or multiple components into a final kitted product.
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient set-up and complete operation of all basic bindery/finishing equipment.
  • Responsible for the correct packaging, correct labeling, and safe palletizing of final products.
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient basic operator maintenance and cleanliness of all the equipment (and their respective work areas).
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate accounting and reporting of production time and materials, via shop-floor data collection terminals.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or its equivalent,
  • Basic math and measurement
  • Knowledge of basic volume and weight
  • Mechanical skills and abilities
  • Physical abilities, including: continuous lifting of up to 70 pounds, continuous walking/standing (up to 14 hours/day), bending and squatting
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Adaptability and versatility (change) skills
  • Incumbent must be willing and able to work variable work schedules (sometimes with short notice) when and as required by the work load, which may include weekend and/or holiday hours

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma plus bindery trade school training/diploma
  • One year of trade bindery work experience
  • Bindery trade certification(s)
  • Knowledge of chain-of-custody (CoC) processes and procedures, specific to the correct procedures for segregation and identification of both raw materials and finished product
  • Knowledge of set-up and operational knowledge of all equipment
  • Knowledge of basic mailing regulations
  • Publix and Printing Services job and code numbering systems
  • Knowledge of shipping and distribution
  • Shop Floor Data Collection, via Monarch Data Collection (thin net) Terminals
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Knowledge of general Publix and Printing/Mailing Services’ policies and procedures (attendance/punctuality, plant security, safety, etc.),
  • General printing knowledge, particularly with regard to the principles of binding and finishing and the ability to recognize problems that could adversely affect the quality of the finished product


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
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Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks pay.

Additional Information

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Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

*Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for a visa or permanent residence.

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