Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary
Under moderate supervision, operates cutting, folding, and strapping machines in support of Print Shop operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates programmable cutting machine to cut paper and printed materials to proper specifications
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates folding machines to fold printed materials to prescribed specifications, including types and number of folds, paper sizes, and thickness
  • Operates automatic collating and strapping machines to sort and bundle paper and printed materials
  • Operates auxiliary bindery equipment
  • Operates power skid mover, forklift, hand-jack, and wheel cart to move large quantities of bundled materials
  • Performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs on equipment to ensure proper operation
  • Loads, unloads, stocks, and ships printed materials and completes related forms
  • Receives and wraps finished materials from large presses and places bundles into boxes for shipment
  • Reviews work for quality, completeness and accuracy; makes mechanical corrections, as necessary, to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Ensures work area is free from obstructions
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)
  • Set up, and operation of programmable cutting, strapping, and folding machines and other bindery equipment
  • Cutting and folding from specifications
  • The color spectrum
  • Safety rules for print shops

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Operating programmable cutting, folding, and strapping machines to run various set ups, including numerous configurations for folding, spiral bound equipment, stitching equipment, etc.
  • Operating a fork-lift, power skid mover, hand-jack, and wheel cart
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Communicating effectively with others
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Change a 40-inch blade
  • Troubleshoot, make minor repairs to equipment, and clear jam-ups
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions and procedures
  • Adhere to production standards and deadlines
  • Move objects weighing up to 75 pounds
  • Plan and complete work according to established priorities
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

  • None Required

  • Two years of relevant experience operating a variety of bindery equipment, including programmable cutting, folding, and strapping machines

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protective devices (HPD), if and when required
Special Conditions
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen
  • Stockroom or warehouse
  • High dust, dirt, and/or grease environment
  • High noise environment
  • Work with regular exposure to odors or fumes
  • Work with vibrating equipment
  • Exposure to explosives and/or highly flammable materials
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals, solvents, and/or gases
  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles
  • Work irregular hours, weekends, or holidays

Physical Effort Required
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Crawling, crouching, squatting, stooping and/or kneeling
  • Bending or twisting at the neck, waist and/or knees
  • Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping
  • Pushing and/or pulling
  • Light lifting or carrying 25 lbs. or less
  • Moderate lifting or carrying 26-50 lbs.
  • Heavy lifting or carrying 51 lbs. or more with assistance
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction
  • Safely use sharp objects and tools
  • Operating foot pedals
  • Feeling to perceive an object(s) size, shape, temperature or texture by means of senses in your skin
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances


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This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.