Binder Operator

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LOCATION: Brainerd, MN

Job Summary:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Bindery Operator to join our team. As a Bindery Operator, you will be responsible for operating and maintaining bindery equipment to produce high-quality printed materials. This is a hands-on role that requires attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced production environment.


  • Set up and operate perfect binder equipment.
  • Monitor machine operation to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment to keep it in optimal condition.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues that may arise during production.
  • Collaborate with other team members to ensure efficient workflow.
  • Follow safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized work area.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years or more of manufacturing experience on similar equipment.
  • Knowledge/understanding of basic math, fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to read a ruler and understand/use metric system.
  • Knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • Ability to consistently and effectively work independently with little or no direction and follow up to complete assignments required.
  • Prompt and reliable attendance required.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work overtime and other shifts as required.

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a factory environment with regular exposure to dust, dirt, noise, and the physical hazards of machinery, plus some exposure to fumes, oils, lubricants and chemicals.

  • Prolonged periods of standing, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling.
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds at times.
  • Willing to work all shifts.
  • Safety toe shoes required.
  • Hearing protection required.


2nd shift – Monday to Friday: 3 PM – 11 PM
Pay from $18.00 per hour DOE and a Shift Differential of $1.00/hour

What's in it for YOU?

  • On-the-job training programs through Sheridan Academy.
  • Career advancement with an employer who supports your development.
  • Tuition reimbursement for approved coursework.
  • A best-workplace culture that fosters life-long friendships and encourages fun.
  • A successful and growing industry-leading company.
  • An employee referral program that pays you money.
  • Paid time off & holidays.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Medical (PPO and HSA Plans), Dental, Vision.
  • Teladoc – convenient no- or low-cost medical services.
  • Confidential and free EAP program for wellness and mental health.
  • Company-paid basic life, AD&D, and short-term disability insurance.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match.
  • A safe, values-based company that acts with integrity and respect for all.

CJK Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to apply for employment, please contact the location HR Manager at 218-829-2877 or