Stitcher Operator

Position Overview

Department: Bindery
Reports to: Bindery Supervisor

Fort Orange Press is looking for a reliable and dedicated Stitcher Operator who takes pride in their work. The Stitcher Operator works under the general direction of the Bindery Supervisor. The Stitcher Operator prepares and operates all components of the saddle-stitch line to produce products meeting the quality expectations and quantity limits established. Prior Stitcher Operator experience or training required. Attention to detail and the ability to multitask in our fast-paced production facility are a must. This is a GREAT opportunity if you are a self-starter with initiative and are eager to learn and grow with a company.


  • 2+ years stitcher operator experience.
  • 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.
  • Able to lift 40-60 lbs regularly.


  • Review the schedule with the Supervisor for the next job assigned to the machine or line of equipment being worked on.
  • Acquiring the job tickets and reviewing them for specifications or special instructions that may impact the operation or setting up of the machine or line of equipment.
  • Following routine procedures in the setting-up and in the operation of the machine or line of equipment.
  • Continuously review the quality of the product to meet requirements.
  • Maintaining the required records with quantities or any other information that may be helpful or required.
  • Learning to become a more skilled operator and becoming more familiar with all of the equipment through the maintenance and repairing of such equipment in the immediate area.
  • Assisting in the training of lesser-skilled workers.
  • Able to troubleshoot and problem solve on difficult projects.
  • Inspecting products, deciding to accept or reject the products in order to maintain the quality level required and obtaining supervisor’s signoff prior to running the job.
  • Performing daily, as well as periodic, maintenance on all of the In-line equipment, and assisting in the repairing and/or the rebuilding of the equipment when called upon.
  • Maintaining quality and production records in a prescribed manner to provide useful information on the given job.
  • Reporting unusual conditions or circumstances to the supervisor or the person in charge.
  • Give direction to machine crew through production and downtime.
  • Working on job assignments in other manufacturing areas as instructed.

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