Job Description

POSITION: Bindery Machine Helper


SUPERVISOR: Production Manager

FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt

PAY: $18 and up

SHIFT: Night (M-Th, 3:30pm-1:30am) or Weekend (F-Sun, 5:00am to 5:00pm, work 36 hours and get paid for 40 hours)



Machine helpers assist in the set-up and operation of Bindery folder/gluer machines, following guidelines set in the job ticket. Successful machine helpers are motivated to succeed and work well in a team.



Gluer machine helpers load and unload printed material from the folder/gluer machines and assist the operator to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of their equipment while following company policies and procedures. The Machine Helper follows guidelines set forth in the job ticket. Responsibilities also include:

  • Reading job tickets
  • Following SOPs and instructions
  • Loading and unloading product on machines
  • Making boxes
  • Packing boxes or palletizing goods
  • Moving skids
  • Checking for quality
  • Handling printed material
  • Maintaining adequate levels of supplies in the department
  • Maintaining a clean work area & removing waste
  • Following safety policies and procedures
  • Maintaining good attendance
  • Keeping your work area clean and “tour ready.”
  • Participating in activities required to maintain OSHA safety standards, quality standards and SQF food-safety standards.
  • Additional responsibilities as required.



Two years of experience in machine operating or working with your hands is preferred but not required.



Night shift positions available. Overtime is available.

  • Night (M-Th, 3:30pm-1:30am) or Weekend (F-Sun, 5:00am to 5:00pm, work 36 hours and get paid for 40 hours)



High school diploma or equivalent.



Must be at least 18 years old.  Must be able to read and understand written and verbal instructions in English. Must have reliable transportation. Must work well with others


PHYSICAL DEMANDS (in a usual workday)

Stand             Total hours/day        9.5-11.5                   Hours at one time    6

Walk               Total hours/day        1.0                   Hours at one time     0.25

Lifting             Total hours/day        1.0                   Hours at one time     0.25

(> 50lbs)



J.S. McCarthy produces award winning folding carton packaging for brands throughout New England and beyond. In business for over 75 years, JSM has enjoyed continuous growth and competitive success in a fast paced and ever-changing printing industry.

We are proud to be 100% employee-owned. Our talented employee-owners produce award winning work and J.S. McCarthy has received hundreds of awards from regional and national trade groups. Not only are we known for our quality, but also for our environmental stewardship. We are proud to print with 100% wind power and to have robust environmental initiatives. Our goals of top-notch customer service, technological innovation and superior quality of product are paramount, and are supported by our talented and dedicated employee-owners.


J.S. McCarthy is 100% employee-owned!

J.S. McCarthy is an equal opportunity employer.