Job description

Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36468
Hiring Department

Print & Mail Services

In order to be considered as a Union Bidder for this position you must:
• complete ALL sections of the application
(including all work experience - incomplete applications will not be considered)
• complete six months of regular service at the University
• apply within the published, five-day posting period
• meet the minimum qualifications for the vacancy

Your qualifications for this position will be evaluated based on the information you provide on your job application. Once the job posting period is closed, there will be no opportunity to submit additional information regarding your qualifications. Therefore, you need to ensure that your application materials are complete when submitted.

Union Bid Period: 04/26/2021 to 05/3/2021

Job Description

The University of Missouri Print & Mail Services department is looking for a full-time, benefit eligible, Bindery 1 Operator. This is a multi-role title that will assist will several job functions including but not limited to:

Bindery Operator:

Set up, operate and make complete operational adjustments to special purpose bindery equipment such as padders, gluer, punch, numbering machines, collators, drills, stitchers, tabbers, folder, perforator, etc.

Perform routine cleanup and maintenance of various pieces of bindery equipment; assist with minor repair, adjustments and replacement of parts. May assist in the operation of special purpose equipment or perform manual tasks as necessary to operate non-automatic stitching machines, staplers, hole punchers and/or perforators, etc. May wrap packages, assemble forms and related tasks associated with binding such as: table work including hand gathering, numbering, inserting, gluing and other small manual operations; feed pockets on binders and stitchers, take off items from binders and stitchers. Will need to be able to push, pull, press, twist and lift moderately heavy objects on a daily basis.

Manage the day-to-day activities in our 9,000 sq/ft warehouse. Organize and maintain inventory levels of the various stock/paper we keep on hand. Receive incoming supplies, prepare and track outgoing items, keep inventory counts, and trim down stock for our various printing presses. Help assemble orders, including stretch wrap or banding as required. Load and unload items on and off trucks and cars.

Deliver printed products to our campus customers. Requires a valid driver’s license and a good driving record to operate small to medium size delivery vehicles. Ability to operate hand trucks, pallet jacks, fork lifts, and other dock equipment as needed to facilitate the loading and offloading of materials. Must keep records of deliveries and perform other routine clerical and filing duties. Obtain authorized signatures for delivered and received items. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, turn, twist, and squat, repeatedly. Will be required to deliver large jobs with multiple boxes with weight variances.

Because of fluctuating workloads, it is common for bindery operators to assist with other department operations such as assisting with mail operations, or other various duties.

Must also:

Able to operate a fork lift.

Able to lift up to 50lbs repeatedly.

Twist, Turn, and Squat.

Good mechanical skills.

Have a can-do attitude and be willing to work with a team.

Detail oriented, self-starter, with a willingness to learn.

Be willing to work overtime as needed.


Salary: $14.00 - $14.50 per hour

Grade: GGS-C

University Title: Bindery Operator

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday with overtime as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
  • Six months of experience and training in general bindery work is necessary including set up and operation of punches, drills, numbering machines, collators and associated manual binding equipment. Two years of experience is preferred.
  • Ability to set up, operate and adjust multiple pieces of special purpose bindery equipment including: padders, micro numbering machines, collators, drills, floor stitcher, tabber, folder, perforator, cutters and cornering machines.
  • Ability to grasp, lift, carry and set down objects of medium weight (10-25 lbs.) on a daily basis
Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Job No:
Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time