8184-Printing, Binding and Related Machine Operators

Job Title: 

Printing, Binding and Related Machine Operators

Job Description: 

Printing, binding and related machine operators monitor and operate various types of printing and copying machines which print and copy onto paper or machines which bind and emboss books.


Tasks include:

  • operating and monitoring machines that print or photocopy onto paper
  • operating and monitoring machines which bind and emboss books
  • setting up and supervising the operation of automatic binding and finishing equipment
  • binding full, half and limp-bound books and repairing bindings
  • folding, collating and sewing signatures by machine
  • operating paper guillotines for pre-press and post-press paper cutting and trimming and programming electronically operated units
  • operating systems to insert printed materials into newspapers, magazines and envelopes
  • embellishing printed products automatically
  • operating photographic and electronic reproduction devices
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Braille duplicating machine operator
Direct lithographic pressman
Wallpaper printer
Bookbinding machine operator
Book embossing machine operator
Stapling machine operator

This unit group excludes

Printers (7322)

Specific Occupations: 

Printing machine operator

Bookbinding machine operator

Book embossing machine operator

Other printing, binding and related machine operators

International Careers(ISCO): 
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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore