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Print Services Technician

Print Services Technician: Bindery Tech


Oregon State University


Department: Printing & Mailing Svcs (NPM)


Appointment Type: Classified Staff


Job Location: Corvallis


Recommended Full-Time Salary Range:


Job Summary:


This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Print Services Technician: Bindery Tech position for Printing and Mailing Services at Oregon State University (OSU).


Printing and Mailing Services, a division of University Relations and Marketing, provides professional services and creative guidance for the multi-faceted communication pieces that it produces for departments across the university as well as associated external clients. This department also manages both campus and off-campus mail and serves as the OSU shipping center.


The role of the Bindery Technician is to work in various areas of the Printing and Mailing production department. This specialist must operate and maintain various production machines associated with the production of printed materials, work on projects that are multi-faceted, and comprehend and follow instructions. This position interacts closely with Printing & Mailing team members, university customers and external vendors. This position will assist with shipping, the paper warehouse operation and other areas as assigned by the supervisor.


URM values respect - respect for our customers, respect for our services and the value we bring to the university, and respect for our team members. We acknowledge and honor the dignity and fundamental value of all individuals and endeavor to ensure that our programs, services, policies, and procedures support individual and organizational efforts to build respect, dignity, fairness, caring, equality, and self-esteem among our entire team. Our efforts will support Oregon State University's efforts to create and sustain an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.


Why OSU?


Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!


Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.




Top 1.4% university in the world

More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined

1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.

2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties

7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone

100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates

35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color

217k+ alumni worldwide

For more interesting facts about OSU visit:




Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.


Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.


Total Rewards Package:


Oregon State University offers a with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:

Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.

Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.

Retirement savings paid by the university.

A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.

Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.


Future and current OSU employees can use the to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.


Key Responsibilities




• Sets up, operates and maintains a large variety of printing and bindery equipment. This equipment can include but is not limited to: guillotine cutters, folders, scoring machines, laminators, foilers, die-cutters, shrink wrappers, cutter/creasers, coil binders, production stitchers, comb binders, wire binders, perfect binders, corner rounders, etc…

• Conducts periodic routine equipment maintenance following established procedures.

• Configures bindery equipment according to production specifications for various copy service jobs.

• Verifies the post-production product to ensure quality and accuracy.

• Packages and prepares all completed jobs for shipment, according to customer’s instructions.

• Operates and maintains various small bindery machines such as punches, folders, cutters, stitchers and drills.

• Understands and follows instructions on Avanti job tickets.

• Completes record keeping duties, adds client information, copies service charges and job status updates to job tickets in the Avanti system.




• Provide back up services in other areas of production. These areas may include digital press operation, bulk mail production, envelope printing or large format production.

• Assist with warehouse and storage areas, including receiving merchandise, assisting in inventory, moving and organizing product, general shop maintenance.

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


What You Will Need


• Experience with operating various types of bindery equipment in a printing facility.

• Strong organizational and customer service skills.

• Attention to accuracy and detail.

• Familiarity with the Microsoft Office software suite,Word, Excel and Outlook.

• Bindery Equipment maintenance experience.

• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity


This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.


What We Would Like You to Have


• One year experience with operating various types of bindery equipment in a printing facility.

• 5 years experience in full service bindery operation

• Experience working in higher education printing facility


Working Conditions / Work Schedule


• This position requires long periods of standing throughout the day, along with movements that include twisting, bending and grasping.

• This position must be able to lift a 70 pound carton. This position will be required to push and maneuver loaded carts weighing approximately 650 pounds.

• The production environment is noisy and there is exposure to paper dust and some fumes. Hearing protection and back belts for lifting are provided and their use is highly encouraged.

• This position may require the employee to work a non-standard work shift in order to meet the customer deadlines.


Special Instructions to Applicants


To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 24, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.


Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.


Equivalent required experience is based on full-time equivalent (40 hours per week).


PLEASE NOTE: If you have volunteer experience relevant to this position, please include in the Employment History section and note length of time, average number of hours per week and major duties.


Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.


For additional information please contact:

Michael Varner



OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.


OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

OSU is a fair chance employer committed to inclusive hiring. We encourage applications from candidates who bring a wide range of lived experience including involvement with the justice system. This job has “critical or security-sensitive” responsibilities. If you are selected as a finalist, your initial job offer will be contingent upon the results of a job-related pre-employment check (such as a background check, motor vehicle history check, sexual misconduct reference check, etc.). Background check results do not automatically disqualify a candidate. Take a look at our website including the section for more details. If you have questions or concerns about the pre-employment check, please contact OSU’s Employee and Labor Relations team at


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