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Print and Bindery Technician- Strategic Budget & Finance- University Printing

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College / VP Area: Strategic Budget & Finance
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Communications & Public Relations, Full Time



Under the supervision of Assistant Director and Manager, performs skilled technical work in large bindery/printing operation. The principal emphasis is on operating paper cutter, folders, twenty station collator, perfect binder, stuffer/inserter, and any other job-related hand labor needed to perform daily task. Performs routine maintenance, in-house mechanical repairs, and adjustments to the bindery equipment.  Maintains and inventories paper storage in warehouse.


  • Assists in the day-to-day Print Shop operations.
  • Performs one or more phases of the graphics, printing or finishing process.
  • Operates, adjusts, maintains, and reports repair necessity of Print Shop machinery: including, Horizon folder and collator, Polar paper cutter, and various binding equipment.
  • Determines the method and paper stock/supplies to be used and the time needed for each printing order.
  • Participates in accurately inventorying all supplies, parts, etc. to perform the day-to-day Print Shop operations.
  • Assists in sign finishing when required.
  • Perform QC checks on production before releasing.
  • Keeps machinery areas clean and maintains a pleasant and welcoming work area.
  • Performs department pick-ups/deliveries of printed products.
  • Works actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork.
  • Provides flexible, responsive, and high-quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assesses processes and procedures and revises accordingly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED with three years' experience in bindery/offset press operation.
  • Technical judgment.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Familiarity with all types of bindery equipment, ink, paper stock and other tools of the trade.
  • Basic math skills necessary for accuracy.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to give oral and written instructions in a precise and understandable manner.
  • Ability to stand/sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of the methods used to operate and maintain digital multi-function devices and related equipment such as paper cutting machinery, collators, etc.
  • Knowledge of the materials and supplies used in a print shop/copy center.
  • Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in a print shop/center.
  • Knowledge of the standard terminology used in connection with digital print devices.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.


  • Requires the ability to lift, with or without assistance, up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Requires the ability to accurately discern job specs and troubleshoot related problems.
  • Occasionally required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.


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