Student State of Oregon Job Opportunity

State of Oregon Jobs:–Print-Plant—DAS/Student-Bindery-Helper_REQ-28624

Agency: Department of Administrative Services

Salary Range:$2,560 – $3,118

Position Title: Student Bindery Helper

Job Description:

The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Publishing & Distribution section is seeking a driven individual to join our team as the Student Bindery Helper. Apply today and come be a part of something bigger!

About Us & the Benefits of Joining Our Team
We pride ourselves in developing people, having fun, and supporting teammates while serving Oregonians. By joining the team, you have the unique opportunity to work with others who are skilled in their individualized trade, as well as community professionals that provide quality services to our customers. We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year.

P&D’s program provides standard and electronic publishing and distribution services to state agencies and other governmental bodies through its in-plant production facility, as well as through contracts with private firms and the Department of Corrections inmate work program. Its highly secured facility prints materials and documents that are distributed to nearly all Oregonians. The program also processes incoming and outgoing federal mail, arranges common carrier shipping, and provides secure delivery and distribution services to public agencies throughout the Willamette Valley.

What you will do

As the Student Bindery Equipment Operator you will turn printed materials into finished articles such as books, booklets, brochures, catalogues or mailers, and ensure the articles are packaged and shipped as required. You will put finishing touches to a print job by assisting skilled trade Print Service Technicians staff using various manual, mechanical and automated operations that collate, fold, and cut paper to the correct size, and bind documents together in a variety of ways, and will also meter letters for mailing, and prepare packages for shipping.

Duties include:

  • Set up and operate bindery equipment such as but not limited to, folders, cutters, stitchers, drills, scoring and perforating machines, padding, collators, laminators, coil punch and coiling to meet job precision, size and construction requirements
  • Hand work; count, measure, and collate job materials parts, forms, or books, etc. into sets
  • Prepare printed and other material for shipping or delivery by wrapping and securing packages, weighing and posting mail, and performing quality control
  • Record time and materials into job tracking system; enter pertinent customer account data for each transaction to ensure accurate information for billing
  • Assist in the operation of the mail inserting machines and mail sorter; retrieve sorted mail from bins and place into trays or sacks and ensures correct labeling
  • Maintain audit reports

Working Conditions

  • Requires occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Sitting and standing for long periods of time.
  • Requires the use of a push cart or hand truck or pallet jack for delivery of large boxes.
  • Noisy and dusty environment in production printing/mailing facility.
  • Handling some caustic and non-caustic chemicals and materials.
  • Detailed and repetitive work for long periods of time.
  • Can be re-assigned to work on one of three shifts (days, swing or graveyard).
  • Occasional exposure to inclement weather.
  • Overtime hours during peak seasons, such as Property Tax printing and Legislative Session, could include working weekends and holidays.

What Are We Looking For?

A collaborative self-starter who has an excellent eye to detail, is at least 18 years old.

The most competitive applicants will also possess the following skills, background and attributes:

  • Educational study in graphic design with an emphasis in print production
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working in a print/mail environment

How to Apply

Your candidate profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase the amazing skills and experience making you the best candidate for the position. Submissions will be screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.). Take a look at, what you need to know to get the job for more tips and guidance.

Special Information:

  • To receive Veterans’ Preference, you must complete the required Task that will be sent to you after successfully submitting your application. This Task will prompt you to provide the appropriate documentation for your Veterans’ Preference point selection, and will be located on your Workday account profile. For questions about documentation, please visit: Veterans Resources, or call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666
  • Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time
  • If you have questions about the recruitment or need an alternate format to apply, please contact Amber Ingram, Recruitment Analyst, at: | 503-798-3978
  • This announcement is for one, full-time, SEIU represented Laborer/Student Worker position located in Salem, Oregon. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies

Come for a job. | Stay for a career. | Make a difference… for a lifetime!

The Department of Administrative Services is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

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