Binding Bench Worker

Examine, mark, measure, and prepare softbound publications for rebinding.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Binding Bench Workers do?

Examines, marks, measures, and prepares damaged, worn, and softbound publications for rebinding, following specifications: Reads job order for special instructions. Stacks publications on table and counts books or journals to ensure order is complete as listed on shipping or job slip. Removes cover and endpapers from book body or journal, using hands or scissors. Fans pages of publication and inspects publication for duplicate pages, incorrect numbering, and incorrect placement of pages. Removes advertisements, address cards, or coupons from publication as specified. Cuts and removes thread from spine of books, using scissors. Pulls staples, sensors, or spiral bindings from journals or other publications, using handtool. Measures and records book or journal dimensions on bindery slip. Locates, folds, and trims excess border from maps or other foldouts, using scissors. Inserts specified colored paper markers between pages to identify book body with foldouts or narrow edges for BOOK TRIMMER 640.685-010. May pull endpapers and reinforcing spine strip for attachment to book body. May remove dirt from cover, using cloth and cleaning solvent. May prepare and route slip and book case to printing or laminating area. May repair cover, using tape or glue. May operate machine to emboss name and address on nonmetallic plates [EMBOSSING-MACHINE OPERATOR I 208.582-014].

Should I be a Binding Bench Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bench Worker, Binding, Bending Shed Worker, Bin Worker, Wool-Batting Worker

    How to become a Binding Bench Worker

    Binding Bench Workers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Binding Bench Worker-related education!
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