Printing hands operate basic binding machines, perform manual binding and finishing of books and printed products and carry out routine print-related tasks.
Duties & Tasks
Printing hands may perform the following tasks:fold, arrange and fasten printed products by hand or with the aid of machines
perform manual binding and finishing operations
carry out quality control checks
operate specialised machines such as mini binders and automatic carton-folding machines
assist with setting up folding machines and check folded articles
assist with the operation and adjustment of machines
assist with the setting up and monitoring of the operation of automated binding lines
carry out minor repairs and routine maintenance
clear waste and clean work areas and machines
handle and transport materials around the work areas.
Printing hands work with single and multi-colour printing presses. They can be employed in small or large firms.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
able to carry out detailed work
aptitude for mechanical work
aptitude for working with computers.