Saddle Stitch Operator

Avonmouth, Bristol

Job summary

Folio Print Finishing Ltd
Between £25k and £35k dependent on experience.
Rh 8/7/2022 Saddle Stich Operator
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Folio Print Finishing Ltd has grown to be the South West's pre-eminent print finisher, with an enviable reputation for flexibility, quality of product and an unparalleled commitment to service.

We are recruiting for a Saddle Stich Operator, (Muller Martini), various shift patterns, days-condensed hours etc.  

Will consider candidates that have run other types of Saddle Stitch equipment as well.

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Operate machine effectively and safely according to standards to ensure a quality product
  • Perform and document preventative and routine maintenance as needed or assigned
  • Make-ready and run all aspects of the saddle stitcher (pockets, gatherer, stitcher heads, in feed, trimmer, etc…)
  • Read and understand binding instructions, mailing instructions.
  • Ensure proper functioning of safety devices (i.e. guards, stop buttons)
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment


  • Demonstrated skill in mechanics/mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to read and interpret binding / mailing instructions and operating / maintenance manuals
  • Knowledge of department safety practices
  • Good understanding of  Bindery functions/procedures
  • Good understanding of primary causes and remedies for various quality problems
  • Ability to recognize, identify, analyse, and communicate problem situation and/or factors
  • Willingness to work overtime on unscheduled days
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills; both oral and written
  • Ability to work easily and productively with others and with minimal supervision
  • Essential functions of this job include the following: the ability to lift 10-15 kilos continuously, the ability to lift up to 30 kilos occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movement, receive and follow instructions and use vision in order to identify defects

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