Bindery Advanced Equipment Operator, ON, Printing Services – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa
Job ID: 25502BR
Department: Printing & Mail Services
Date Posted: Aug 01, 2023

$36 - 50k


The purpose of this position is to finish and package printed products, along with the production of direct mail products. This requires the set-up and assembly of single and/or multiple components into a final product, either manually or by operating the following bindery/finishing/mailing equipment:

60-inch pressure sensitive/heat laminator, shrink-wrapper, 30-inch cutter, padding racks, rubberstamp assembly, three-hole drill, spiral punch & binder, tab laminator & cutter, stitcher, box maker, table-top folder, table-top laminator, high-speed punch, and industrial sewing machine, plus the following technically advanced bindery/finishing/mailing equipment:

30-inch folder, 40-bin collator, 6-pocket and 12- pocket inserters, 6-pocket saddle-binder, ink jet addressing/tabbing machine, and double-sided heat laminator.

A Printing Services Advance Equip Operator typically is ….

  • Responsible for the accurate reading and comprehension of written job specifications. Job specifications provide the production details of each job/finished product.
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient set-up and complete operation of all equipment.
  • Responsible for the set-up and manual assembly of single and/or multiple components into a final kitted product.
  • Responsible for the correct packaging, correct labeling, and safe palletizing of final products.
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operator maintenance and cleanliness of all the equipment (and their respective work areas).
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate accounting and reporting of production time and materials, via shop-floor data collection terminals.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Mechanical skills and abilities
  • Basic math and measurement knowledge
  • Basic volume and weight knowledge
  • Physical abilities, including: the lifting of up to 70 pounds, extended walking/standing (up to 14 hours/day), bending, squatting, working in a prone position (during some troubleshooting and when performing some maintenance)
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Adaptability and versatility (change) skills
  • Incumbent must be willing and able to work variable work schedules when and as required by the work load, which may include weekend and/or holiday hours

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bindery trade school training/diploma
  • Three years of trade bindery work experience, including two-years of technically advanced bindery equipment operation
  • General Publix and Printing Services’ policies and procedures
  • General printing knowledge
  • Knowledge of chain-of-custody processes and procedures
  • Advanced mail processes and postal regulations
  • Publix and Printing Services job and code numbering systems
  • Shipping and distribution of both internal and external systems
  • Shop Floor Data Collection
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

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