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  • 1) Tends paper-cutting machine that cuts edges of bound and unbound books, periodicals, catalogs, and directories to specified size for binding and rebinding: Reads instructions on worksheet to ascertain machine setting requirements.

  • 2) Inserts or replaces knives in trimmer and adjusts guides to trim head, tail, and fore edges of book to specified dimensions, and locks sections in place.

  • 3) Starts machine for test run, and examines finished book body to ensure finished sample meets job order specifications and book body sample.

  • 4) Loads book bodies into feed receptacle of machine.

  • 5) Starts machine and observes operation.

  • 6) Examines book bodies to ensure specifications are met.

  • 7) Observes operation of machine during production run.

  • 8) Stops machine when machine malfunctions and adjusts knives and guides as required.

  • 9) Replenishes supply of book bodies periodically.

  • 10) May tend manually operated trimmer, jogging book bodies to align edges and placing book body against three sections of guide in turn to trim three edges of book.

  • 11) Depresses treadle or lever to clamp cut edges at each position.

  • 12) May be required to watch for colored markers between pages that indicate narrow margins and foldouts when positioning edges of book bodies against guides.

  • 13) May stack books as they are trimmed.

  • 14) May operate cutter to cut cardboard, paper, or book covers to specified size.

  • 15) May push cart stacked with books to next work station.




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DOT:   640.685-010

Job Number: 980