NOC 9473 – Binding and finishing machine operators


  • assistant binder
  • assistant bookbinder
  • binder – printing
  • binder and finisher
  • binder and finisher – printing
  • binder assistant
  • bindery machine operator – printing
  • bindery operator
  • bindery worker – printing
  • binding and finishing machine operator
  • blocking press operator – printing
  • blocking press stamper – printing
  • book finisher – printing
  • book trimmer
  • bookbinder – printing
  • bookbinder assistant
  • bookbinding machine operator
  • book-cutting machine operator
  • book-sewing machine operator – printing
  • bronzer – printing
  • bronzing machine tender – printing
  • casing-in machine set-up operator – printing
  • casing-in machine tender – printing
  • Cerlox binder operator
  • Cerlox binder operator – printing
  • collating machine operator – printing
  • continuous glue machine operator – printing
  • covering machine operator – printing
  • credit card die-cutter operator – printing
  • cutter operator – printing
  • cutting machine operator – printing
  • design and lettering stamper – printing
  • die-cutting or die-numbering press operator – printing
  • die-cutting platen press operator – printing
  • embossing press operator – printing
  • embossing press tender – printing
  • embossing/encoding machine tender – printing
  • finishing machine operator – printing
  • foil stamper – printing
  • foil-stamping platen press operator
  • folder operator – printing
  • folding machine operator – printing
  • gathering machine operator – printing
  • gathering machine set-up operator – printing
  • gluing and folding machine operator – printing
  • gold leaf stamper
  • gold leaf stamper – printing
  • guillotine cutter – printing
  • guillotine operator – printing
  • hand stitcher – binding
  • headband and liner gluer – printing
  • hologram-imprinting machine tender
  • industrial binder – printing
  • inserting machine operator – printing
  • laminating machine operator
  • laminating machine operator – printing
  • machine binder – printing
  • machine bookbinder
  • machine bronzer – printing
  • machine collator and gluer – printing
  • machine cutter – printing
  • machine folder – printing
  • machine gatherer and gluer – printing
  • machine side stitcher – printing
  • machine stitcher – binding
  • numbering machine operator – printing
  • perfect-binder operator – printing
  • perfect-binder set-up operator – printing
  • perforating machine operator – printing
  • perforating machine tender – printing
  • perforator operator – printing
  • perforator tender – printing
  • rounding and backing machine operator – printing
  • saddle stitching machine operator – printing
  • saddle stitching machine set-up operator – printing
  • side stitching machine operator – printing
  • spiral binding machine operator – printing
  • spiral binding worker – printing
  • stamping press operator – printing
  • stitcher operator – printing
  • stitcher set-up operator – printing
  • stitcher-trimmer operator – printing
  • stitching machine operator – printing
  • stitching machine set-up operator – printing

Job Duties

Binding and finishing machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up and operate specialized equipment and machines that cut, fold, gather and bind or finish brochures, pamphlets, business forms, magazines, books and other printed material
  • Set up and operate specialized equipment and machines that die cut, emboss, imprint, laminate, heat stamp and perform other finishing operations on printed material
  • Perform pre-production runs of binding or finishing jobs to verify output and to ensure that product specifications are met
  • Operate automatic and semi-automatic equipment and machines to bind or finish print material according to specifications
  • Pack, weigh and stack bound and finished products on pallet for shipment
  • May repair and rebind damaged or worn books.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a college program in graphic arts technology or A combination of on-the-job training and specialized college, industry or other courses is usually required.

Additional Information

  • There is some mobility among various types of binding and finishing machine operator occupations in this group.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


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  • Hand bookbinders (in 5244 Artisans and craftspersons)
  • Printing press operators (7381)
  • Supervisors, printing and related occupations (7303)

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