Production Operator

Scout Books

Do you enjoy producing high quality printed paper products while tracking your progress and working closely with a team? Do you have experience with mechanical troubleshooting, working around machines, and in a fast-paced production environment? This may be the position for you!

In this full-time position, you’ll be working closely with other production operators each day to take the printed components and make them into Scout Books. Bring your mechanical and troubleshooting experience as you are fully trained in these stations: score-trim-fold; page folding, stitcher trimmer, and corner rounding. Celebrate milestones as you complete each step of the well-developed training process. You must have the ability to follow a planned workflow schedule, but also be flexible in this deadline-driven field. We’re all about continuous improvement and you should be comfortable talking about your mistakes and willing to try new things. It’s important to stay calm and rational during unforeseen troubleshooting, as well as being an open and kind communicator. Join us at Scout Books and connect with the wonderful people that make this team special!


Bindery Production; Folding, Stitching, Paper Trimming; Corner Rounding; Consumables Management/Inventory; Tracking waste and time; Packing and Completing Orders; Opportunity for future work in Press and Fulfillment.


$16-18 per hour, depending on experience; Benefits include Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Health and Dental Insurance (75% of costs covered by the company), and employer-sponsored SIMPLE­-IRA retirement plan. We also offer company sponsored Qigong, training opportunities, quarterly profit sharing bonus program, wellness reimbursement program, paid volunteer program, quarterly lunches/happy hours/snacks, field trips, and a work shoe allowance.


Previous production environment and machine operation experience; Excellent Mechanical Skills; Commitment to Continuous Improvement, High Standard for Quality, and Attention to Detail; Positive Attitude, Team Spirit, and Excellent Communication Skills including Active Listening; Physical Capacity for; Repetitive Lifting and Strenuous Physical Activity; Requires Stamina, Strength, and Endurance to Stand for Long Periods of Time; Ability to Problem Solve and Apply Critical Thinking

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter, resumé, and favorite joke to: All email attachments in pdf format. In addition, answer the following questions:

What unique skills would you bring to Scout Books?

Please describe a skill or trade in which you feel you’ve achieved a level of confidence and proficiency. What would you say was the key to achieving proficiency?

What was the last thing you fixed and how did you do it? What was your troubleshooting process?

Describe a situation where there was tension or conflict with a coworker or employer. How did you deal with this interaction?

Describe your experience with physically demanding work.

Please do not contact us by telephone about this job opening.

Deadline for applications is May 5th, 2019.

Posted on April 24