J.S. McCarthy is one of New England’s oldest and largest sheetfed printing operations, producing an array of folding carton packaging and commercial print products. For over 60 years, J.S. McCarthy Printers has enjoyed continuous growth and competitive success in a fast-paced and ever-changing printing industry. We do everything under one full-service brand, with all of our production operations taking place in our state-of-the-art production facility in Augusta, Maine.

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 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.

Job Description

POSITION: Bindery Machine Helper


SUPERVISOR: Production Manager

FLSA STATUS: Nonexempt

SHIFT: Night (M-Th, 3:00pm-1:00am)



Machine helpers assist in the set-up and operation of various bindery equipment, which may include folder/gluers, folding, book binding, die cutting and cutting equipment.



Machine helpers load and unload printed material from the 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 and following SOPs and instructions
  • Loading and unloading product on machines
  • Moving skids
  • Packing boxes or palletizing goods
  • Wrapping or flipping skids
  • Maintaining adequate levels of supplies in the department
  • Maintaining a clean work area & removing waste
  • Follow safety policies and procedures, including those related to SQF certification and OSHA.
  • Maintain good attendance
  • 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, 3:00pm-1:00am)



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 work well with others


PHYSICAL DEMANDS (in a usual workday)

Stand             Total hours/day        7.5                   Hours at one time    3.5

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)



  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (all full-time employees participate in the plan to become an owner of the company)
  • Health insurance
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Company-Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending (Medical & Dependent Care)
  • Paid Time Off


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

J.S. McCarthy is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@jsmccarthy.com or call (207) 248-4517