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Job Standard for Printing Inventory and Bindery Technician

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Printing Inventory and Bindery Technician Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 1428
  • Pay Grade: H
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Publications & Graphics


To maintain inventory levels and records; oversee bindery operations and to operate bindery equipment; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: the types of printing materials, supplies, and equipment needed for print shop operation.

Experience: operating and adjusting various production bindery equipment and producing padded, drilled, collated, and folded materials; applying inventory control methods; procuring, handling, storing, and shipping materials and supplies; using a computer database or spreadsheet system to enter retrieve, and edit data.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Printing Inventory and Bindery Technician must:

  • Determines and maintains warehouse and printing inventory levels; orders parts and supplies; identifies and corrects errors in computerized inventory records system; performs physical inventory of warehouse and reconciles inventory records; researches problems and recommends resolution; adds or deletes items from inventory records as they are received or issued; receives and unload freight, verifies quantity and quality of order; tags supplies and stocks shelves; determines proper floor and shelf location for supplies; insure hazardous materials are stored safely; calculates and determines appropriate reorder levels based on policy and product usage; reorders items; prepares and updates supply lists or catalogs; supervise shipping and receiving personnel; prepares inventory reports.
  • Coordinates bindery process with other staff; reads job ticket and completes printing orders to denote materials and labor used; trains other workers in equipment set up and operation; sets up, adjusts, operates, and performs preventative maintenance on automatic, high volume commercial bindery equipment; cuts materials to specified size; wraps finished product and operates shrink-packaging system; completes job tickets and daily logs; may deliver finished product.
  • This position is responsible for maintaining the warehouse and inventory for printing and graphics. The incumbent performs lead worker activities for bindery operations. This includes scheduling and prioritizing work and ensuring work is complete and accurate.

35% of Time the Printing Inventory and Bindery Technician

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Printing Inventory and Bindery Technician

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This class requires the incumbent to work with and around moving machinery, around continuous high noise and chemical odors of a print shop. Work involves lifting material weighing up to approximately 50 pounds and standing up to 6-8 hours each day.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Printing Inventory and Bindery Technician

Career Path

Printing Technician

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.