Pearson Jobs

Job Information

Pearson Finishing Machine Operator- 2nd Shift in Owatonna, Minnesota

Finishing Machine Operator- 2nd Shift - ( 2108048 )


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology - and each other to surpass these boundaries - we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


The Finishing Machine Operator operates various b&w and color printing systems. This position has responsibility of scanning and formatting of hard copy pages for book production. The Collate Machine Operator operates all bindery / finishing equipment, cross training on all bindery equipment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collating : Set up, pre-load, collate, make folder and stitcher adjustments, follow package and labeling specifications.

  • Saddle Stitch collating : Must complete training on saddle stitching-set up, load feeders, delivery controls, feeder pocket set ups, stitcher, follow package and labeling specifications.

  • Folding : Set-up and run folder using straight folds, cross folds, and glue and folds. Includes loading, inspection, stacking or boxing, and labeling of folded forms.

  • Wrapping : Set-up and run polywrap equipment by loading forms on a conveyor, boxing, sealing, labeling and stacking printed product.

  • Flatbed cutting : Set-up equipment, program new cuts and retrieve existing cut programs from equipment control panel, and perform all cutting functions including: cut-to-fit and cut-to-size using automatic jogger, scale/counter and flatbed cutter. Organize forms into appropriate lifts, cutting and placing neatly on skids.

  • Perform basic lubrication and preventative maintenance for finishing equipment.

  • Troubleshoot and fix routine equipment problems.

  • Keep area neat and clean through good organization and return and disposal of supplies.

  • Assist with the training of other employees.

  • Must be flexible and open to changes in job responsibilities during shift.

  • Assists and over-sees temporary employees.

  • Complete all paperwork, job tickets, checkbook, and quality sign-offs.

  • Follow complex numbering methods to meet customer specifications by referencing numbering charts.

  • Understands and applies all job ticket information.

  • Follows all department safety guidelines

  • Makes frequent workplace improvements and participates in continuous improvement activities.

This is 2nd Shift position. Working Hours 3pm-11pm Monday-Friday. Some weekend/Overtime during peak season (October-March).

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • A combination of education, professional training and experience is typically required. On the job training & Apprenticeship program during on-boarding process. (6 month-3 year program)

Additional Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of PC Applications: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power-Point and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Experience working in digital printing environment is helpful.

  • Graphic arts and or printing background is helpful.

Primary Location : US-MN-Owatonna

Work Locations :

US-MN-Owatonna-2125 Fourth

2125 Fourth Street Northwest


Job : Production/Operations

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Evening Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jun 4, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2108048