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Verified Pay $16- $22 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Phoenix, Arizona

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Job Description

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Salary: $16- $22 Hourly D.O.E. + Benefits

Location: Phoenix AZ

Position type: Contract to Hire + Benefits

About Us: Runbeck Election Services, Inc. has been an active participant in the growth and modernization of the electoral process over the last 50 years. From supporting a few Arizona counties to now offering tailored electoral services for over 100 counties, our trailblazing mindset has enabled us to comprehensively support democracy across the United States. Our 163,000 sq. ft. Phoenix, Arizona-based hub is the epicenter of our company’s expertise and innovation — where our dedicated team ensures every aspect of our technology and services is perfected. While our headquarters are based in Arizona, our team is strategically spread out across the country to actively support our election partners.

Summary: The Bindery Operator must be able to set up and operate one of the saddle stitchers or perfect binders. An individual fulfilling this role must also possess proven leadership, administrative, and people skills. This position requires patience and willingness to handle and complete tasks in a timely manner. As a Bindery Operator, the equipment that will be used are MBO Folders, Perfecta Cutters, Rollem, Automated Shrink Wrapper, and Foot Stitchers. It is essential that operators produce high-quality, detailed work based on established guidelines and procedures – precision is a must with consistent output.


  • Meet with supervisor daily for schedule, job progress, and other tasks
  • Read job tickets and properly document both counts of product and times that job was produced into the shop floor data system
  • Machine setup and operation:
    • Set up and fine-tune pockets to ensure minimal drops and stops during the operation
    • Set and monitor machine calipers to ensure the quality of the finished product
    • Set up, adjust, and repair stitcher heads as needed for smooth and trouble-free operation
    • Change and adjust trimmer knives
    • Inspect working parts and be able to recognize those that need replacement
  • Source correct materials for the job according to the job ticket
  • Constantly monitor the quality of the finished product
  • Be responsible for general maintenance and lubrication of the machine
  • Assist with housekeeping in the bindery area
  • Be thoroughly familiar with all areas of the job finishing sheet
  • Follow all required safety procedures such as PPEs, Ergonomics, Chemical Hazards, etc. Performs job in a manner that protects the health and safety of all employees
  • Maintain production charts and records
  • Train new employees
  • Give direction to machine crew through production and downtime
  • Provide leadership as required
  • Provide input to the supervisor for evaluations
  • Follows all company policies and procedures
  • Complete and demonstrate a full understanding of ongoing training concepts and applications

In addition to the essential functions and responsibilities listed above, all positions are also responsible for:

  • Emulating the Runbeck values in daily interactions with internal and external customers
  • Meet company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work-related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments while maintaining regular and timely attendance

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum of 2 years working in a production facility, preferably on bindery equipment
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and meets deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and customer contact skills
  • Good written/verbal communication skills
  • Effectively sets priorities
  • Ability to track and report on opportunities for improvement and success
  • Listening effectively when others are speaking
  • Credible, responsive team-player
  • Ability to perform and retain various skill-related tasks, training, and operations
  • 18 years of age (minimum)

Critical Competencies:

  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Passion for Results
  • Integrity
  • Development
  • Job knowledge
  • Safety
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Quality

Physical requirements:

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Frequently stoop, kneel, or bend over
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Talk and hear, both in person and by telephone
  • Read and interpret documents in English such as job tickets, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Write routine reports and correspondence in English
  • Speak in English effectively before groups of workers
  • Add and subtract two-digit numbers and multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Willingness to train in other departments
  • During election cycles, this position may be required to work up to 12-hour shifts and up to 7 days a week

Work Environment:

  • Primarily indoors, controlled temperature environment
  • While performing in this environment the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, and vibration
  • Ability to work in a plant work environment with a variation of noise levels including high to moderate noise due to hand tools, machinery, heavy equipment, forklifts, cranes, hoists, pallet jacks, alarms, and general conversations
  • This position will be working with bindery equipment on a production floor with other machinery
  • Ability to work at a consistent pace
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate in a professional manner
  • Sustains housekeeping standards in accordance with appearance guidelines

Safety Requirements:

  • Immediately report incidents involving injury, illness, property, or equipment damage
  • Comply with all company and customer OSHA, safety policies, procedures, rules, and best practices
  • Report any unsafe task, operation, or safety hazards immediately
  • Participate in ongoing safety meetings and training
  • Be constantly aware of personal safety and that of coworkers
  • Ability to use and operate hand tools, power tools, and other equipment required for work safely and effectively

Training to be completed:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the vision, goals, and objectives of the business
  • All relevant Company Business System software
  • Company Learning Management System software
  • Complete continuing education is required to maintain knowledge of systems and programs


  • Must be able to pass all applicable background checks and drug screenings