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BINDERY MACHINE OPERATOR

Essential Competencies

ENTRY LEVEL

Description: Performs trainee/entry level bindery machine operator duties under the supervision of a journeyman-level bindery operator.

I. Technical

A.Set-up, adjustment, operation of bindery equipment and printing equipment
B. Operation of engineering copier (Diazo)
C.Maintenance
D.Safety
E. Hazmat
F.Quality Control

II. Inter/Intra-Personal Skills

A. Team Skills

Knowledge, Skills, and Abillities

Familiarity with bindery equipment

Ability to use general tools

Ability to make accurate measurements

Ability to make minor mechanical adjustments to equipment

Ability to follow written and oral instructions and interpret operating instructions

Ability to select the appropriate machinery/equipment required to do the work

Skill and ability to detect mechanical malfunctions and adjustments

Ability to perform cleaning maintenance on bindery/printing equipment

Ability to spot check for compliance with appropriate specifications

Ability to follow established safety procedures and hazardous warnings (manufacturer's guidelines)

DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL

Description: Performs bindery duties, bindery equipment operation and operates various printing equipment. Requires supervision only when confronted with unusual work situations and/or equipment problems.

I. Technical

A.Set-up, adjustment, operation of bindery equipment and printing equipment
B. Operation of engineering copier (Diazo)
C.Maintenance
D.Safety
E. Hazmat
F.Quality Control

II. Inter/Intra-Personal Skills

A. Team Skills
B. Decision Making

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Same as entry level, with more complexity and minimal supervision, plus:

Ability to interpret more complex written and oral instructions

Operational knowledge, skills, and ability to operate stitching, collating, folding, and spiral binding and various printing equipment

Ability to follow manufacturer's guidelines and perform routine maintenance on bindery/printing equipment

FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL

Description: Performs all bindery duties, bindery equipment operations and operates various printing equipment totally independently. Trains and assists entry and developmental level personnel.

I. Technical

A.Set-up, adjustment, operation of bindery equipment and printing equipment
B. Operation of engineering copier (Diazo)
C.Maintenance
D.Safety
E. Hazmat
F.Quality Control

II. Inter/Intra-Personal Skills

A. Team Skills/Mgt
B. Decision Making

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Same as developmental level, with more complex tasks and duties, plus:

Ability to provide outstanding customer service

Ability to make complex decisions independently and schedule work as required

Ability to train entry and developmental personnel in all technical areas

National Park Service
Training and Development Division
Essential Competencies
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