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Bindery Operator 22064

Company name
Harland Clarke

Livonia, MI, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Printing, Manufacturing

Posted on
Aug 07,2019

Valid Through
Nov 20,2019

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your career with an organization that is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing more than 58,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.


your passion through a culture that actively supports community involvement and delivers hope to missing children and their families across the nation through its signature Have You Seen Me?® Program.


our future by integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, to precisely target our clients' most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale.

We are intelligent media delivery.

Valassis is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing over 58,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.  By integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, Valassis precisely targets its clients' most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale.  NCH Marketing Services, Inc. and Clipper Magazine are Valassis subsidiaries, and RetailMeNot Everyday® is its consumer brand.  Its signature Have You Seen Me?® program delivers hope to missing children and their families.  Valassis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings.

Come flourish with Valassis Manufacturing!

Thrive in an environment of mutual accountability where multi-skilled employees and collaborative teams participate in planning, organizing and executing a daily business plan.

Join an operations team that exceeds client expectations by enhancing print capabilities, digital offers, and customer service.

Work with complex technologies from industry leading equipment and international suppliers that specialize in digital printing, manufacturing automation and IT systems.

Develop your technical skills through in-depth training and certification processes.

Explore your passion working with advanced, robotics equipment.

Dive into a dynamic business environment with a sophisticated manufacturing process that delivers relevant marketing campaigns and solutions to help our partners, clients and customers grow their business.


Take charge of your future with our generous 401K savings plan with company match, which is vested from day one.

Participate in our company wide well-being program that also serves to lower your annual health insurance premiums.

Explore new education opportunities with our Tuition Reimbursement Plan which covers up to $5,250.

We offer work-life flexibility, meeting personal obligations along with professional success.

Job Purpose: 

Performs machine set up and operation of all Bindery finishing equipment.

This would include folders, cutters, imaging, die cutter, inserter, and auxiliary equipment.

Also to utilize multiple production and quality tracking systems within the department and division.

These duties could be expanded as new equipment or processes are added to the department.

Essential Functions:

Ability to operate bindery equipment to meet or exceed safety, production, and quality requirements.

Responsible for daily production of Cutting, Folding, Imaging, inserting and packaging of printed materials to meet deadlines.

Responsible for operation, maintenance, and supply monitoring for ink jet system.

Responsible for Quality assurance on all products produced including verification of all variable elements (barcodes, variable images, typographic content, etc.).  Also responsible for quality checks associated with postal requirements & integrity – i.e., IMB bar code, package breaks

Maintain good housekeeping and safe work conditions.

Sets up and operates all bindery finishing equipment to coincide with production and quality requirements.

Participates and completes three levels of the bindery operator training program. 

Reports any safety, production, quality, or equipment related problems to the Team Leader, and/or Supervisor.

Helps with the development and training of less experienced bindery operators.

To participate in all training sessions relative to their classification. These sessions may include past, present, or future information that is or will be essential to perform in this classification.  

Communicates day to day developments of all job related information to co-workers, team-leaders, support departments, and the oncoming shift.

Responsible for meeting goals and metrics of department and accurate coordination of paperwork, packaging, and labeling information.

Observes operation to detect machine malfunctions and makes adjustments as required to maintain equipment in operating condition.

Maintains basic knowledge of all bindery processes and procedures to include, the operation of all bindery equipment, sorting direct mail, and prepping of paperwork. Run-sheets, load-flags, and labels.

Able to operate hand trucks to assist in the moving of product as needed.

 Knowledge & Skills Required:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Strong mechanical aptitude, computer knowledge, must regularly lift up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

Able to operate hand trucks & hilo for movement of stock.

Responsible for coordination of all paperwork, packaging, inspecting, sorting, labeling of all Bindery jobs.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure conversion to decimals., using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position requires that you have three to five years related production experience and/or training with Cutting, Folding, Die Cutting, scoring, etc.

Understand, perform, trouble shoot equipment issues, layout press sheets accurately for cutting, folding, die cutting and scoring operations

Language Skills       

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, job instructions, operating instructions, and procedure manuals. 

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 

Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

  Mathematical Skills                     

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

Ability to deal with problems that involves several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the following: the VAX system and AXE locator system.

Ability to use spreadsheets and basic e-mail to communicate and track all jobs in route to and from the bindery.

  Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Fork Lift License recommended.

Valassis is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting our Recruiting Coordinator,

Kathryn E Narowitz


734 632-3707

EEO is the law. To review your rights under Equal Employment Opportunity please visit:


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Company Profile
Harland Clarke is a leading provider of best-in-class integrated payment solutions, marketing services, security services, and retail products. It provides integrated solutions for financial institutions; investment firms; business-to-business clients; individual consumers; and small, medium and large businesses serving multiple industries. Harland Clarke's clients range in size from major financial institutions and corporate brands to micro-businesses and individual consumers. Within its payment solutions business, Harland Clarke provides products and services to nearly 11,000 banks and credit unions. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, the company employs over 3,700 people nationwide and operates manufacturing and contact center facilities in multiple states and communities.

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