Stitcher Operator

The Stitcher Operator is responsible for the setup and operating of a multi-unit Heidelberg StitchMaster to produce brochures, catalogs, books, mailers, annual reports. Train and monitor Bindery Helpers to achieve consistence job performance and product quality. Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience to be considered for this position.


  • Verify information on job ticket and staged materials that requirements are correct before initiating make ready on Stitcher.
  • Adjust feeder pockets to size of folded signatures or flat sheets.
  • Inspect stitched books or signatures visually for position approvals and readjust controls to correct errors or inconsistencies.
  • Do continuity pulls throughout run.
  • Adjust air pressure pump to separate sheets.
  • Select wire (correct gauge) and set stitches for specified length and threads wire into machine.
  • Set trimmer knives to trim 3 sides of product to specified size.
  • Complete paper work related to job function (counter readings, signing job tickets, load tags, etc.).
  • Convey essential information to incoming shift personnel to minimize production delays and maximize efficiency.
  • Practice safe work habits and housekeeping by coaching press crews on safety and area maintenance and assisting with these responsibilities.
  • Perform minor mechanical troubleshooting, repair, and daily maintenance on equipment and update maintenance logs


  • Use hand tools or machines needed to perform operations appropriately and safely.
  • Read job tickets, job information, purchase orders, blueprints, diagrams or drawings of items to be produced, purchased, maintained or repaired.
  • Measure, cut or otherwise work on materials or objects with great precision and accuracy.
  • Use arithmetic or shop geometry to figure and verify amounts or material needed, or to be ordered, dimensions to be followed and cost of materials.
  • Visualize what the finished product will look like.
  • Accept responsibility for the accuracy of the product produced.
  • Accept responsibility for the efficiency of the production process.

Physical Demands:

Moderate work: exerting 40 pounds of force on a constant basis. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the shift time) to move objects by lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling. Requires the ability to bend and twist at the waist, stoop, or crouch and kneel on an occasional basis. Requires near acuity, far acuity, depth perception, full field of vision and 100% color vision.

John Roberts Company has been named a top workplace in the printing industry for over 18 years.

Join a progressive company that offers competitive pay, benefits including a workout facility onsite and excellent career opportunities and advancement.

Candidates must pass pre-employment physical/drug screen and background check

Applicants are welcome to apply within or through our web site.

The John Roberts Company
Attention Debby Boyd
9687 East River Road
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Fax: 763-754-4400

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