Folder Operator – Night Shift

Position Overview

Department: Bindery
Reports to: Bindery Supervisor

Fort Orange Press seeks a reliable, self-motivated, mechanically inclined Night Shift Folder Operator who takes pride in their work. The Folder Operator will set up, operate, and maintain a folder machine that automatically folds, slits, perforates, and/or scores printed sheets in preparation for binding or shipment. The candidate should have prior Folder Operator experience or training. Attention to detail and the ability to multitask in our fast-paced production facility are necessary. This is a GREAT opportunity if you are a self-starter with initiative and are eager to learn and grow with a company.


  • Must have 2+ years folder operator experience.
  • Must be mechanically inclined and able to troubleshoot equipment.
  • High school education and/or training and experience in the field.
  • Must be well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Must be available to work night shifts, which can be anytime between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. during regular hours and 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. during the busiest time of year.
  • Able to lift 40-60 lbs regularly.


  • Review job specifications to determine page sequence, type of fold, page size, and packing requirements.
  • Pre-set side guide, fold plates, fold rollers, and any slitting blades or perforators required.
  • Load sheets onto feeder and jog sheets into proper positions to determine final settings of units in item #2 for completion of the job.
  • Adjust machine during production run as required, adhering to all quality and customer requirements.
  • May jog folded signatures or brochures for the next operation or shipment to the customer.
  • Record count.
  • May operate two or more machines simultaneously.
  • Record job information in the system.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

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