Print Binding and Finishing Workers
On the Job
Print Binding and Finishing Workers bind and finish books or other types of publications. They may use hand tools, or design original bindings for limited edition or special order projects. They may also operate binding machines.
This career requires physical strength and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate equipment to print images or bind printed images together.
- Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
- Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products.
- Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
- Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
- Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
- Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products.
- Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
- Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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