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Career and Education Opportunities for Bindery Workers

In general, bindery workers set up or operate binding machines that produce books and other printed materials.

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Bindery Worker video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Bindery workers remove printed material or finished products from machines or conveyors, wrap products in plastic, and stack them on pallets or skids or pack them in boxes. They also clean work areas, and maintain equipment and work stations, using hand tools. Finally, bindery workers read work orders to establish setup specifications and instructions.

Every day, bindery workers are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to control objects and devices with precise control. It is also important that they maintain precise control of objects and devices through a range of movements.