Book-Sewing-Machine Operator I

Tend machines that sew sheets of gathered and collated signatures.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $46,000

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What do Book-Sewing-Machine Operator Is do?

Tends machine that sews sheets of gathered and collated signatures and sews signatures into book form preparatory to binding: Threads needles, adjusts machine bed to width of signatures, sets feed arms for size of signatures, and passes tape through guides, following written instructions. Opens signature and places it over feed arm. Depresses pedal to revolve feed arm, sew signature, and present another arm in feeding position. Places signatures in succession on feed arms, depressing pedal to sew individual signatures and to stitch sewed signatures together. Stops machine when delivery table is full. Cuts stitching holding books together, and stacks separated books. May stitch or fasten endpapers or linings to first and last signatures of books. May stitch signatures and apply glue along binding edge of first and last signatures to reinforce binding of book bodies. May specialize in stitching cut or shaved spine of books preparatory to rebinding for resale or reuse. May be known by type of book stitched and be designated Blankbook-Stitching-Machine Operator I.

Should I be a Book-Sewing-Machine Operator I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bookbinding Machine Operator, Book Sewing Machine Operator, Tape-Sewing-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Book-Sewing-Machine Operator I

    Book-Sewing-Machine Operator Is 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 Book-Sewing-Machine Operator I-related education!
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