Folder Operator

Colorfx, a division of Mittera Group currently has a several day and night shift opportunities for experienced and skilled Folder Operators in our Bindery Department. 


Mittera's full-service approach connects data-driven revelations, bar-raising creative, and expertly printed materials to give our customers' brand the recognition it deserves. 


Customers of Mittera have access to one of the most robust manufacturing platforms, and complete suite of marketing solutions in the country, all delivered by a group of professionals who provide the best customer experience in the industry. Via our network of facilities in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Texas we are one of the nation’s largest providers of fully-integrated, high-quality, print solutions as well as services in data analytics; application development; design; photography; videography; social and digital marketing.


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General Information
Location  10776 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322
United States
Relocation Expense Covered  Yes
Employee Type  Non-Exempt FT
Minimum Experience  3 Years
Maximum Experience  5 Years
Required Degree  High School
Manage Others  No

A Folder Operator folds sheets of paper into folders or signatures, finished or unfinished, using a folding machine.

  • Reads and understands the job ticket.
  • Catches, removes and/or cartons completed printed pieces at the delivery end of folding equipment or other finishing equipment.
  • Loads feeders for folders.
  • Performs sorting procedures and salvage operations as directed.
  • Performs other functions such as skid packing or loading, making boxes or cartons, labeling finished product, plastic wrapping skids, moving stock and material and setting up and/or moving conveyors.
  • Operates a power pallet jack and hand lift truck.                                 
  • Cleans up and keeps work area neat and orderly. 
  • Does hand collating and other manual tasks in binding/finishing
  • Gathers empty skids around machine prior to the beginning of the binding/finishing run.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED). 
  • One to three years related experience.



  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers or other employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
  • where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Knowledge and understanding of bindery operations, functions and maintenance are required.
  • Knowledge of problem-solving methods on binding machine operations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The Mittera Group is committed to providing a tobacco free workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Must be 18 years of age to apply. Successful completion of a full background check and drug screen are required upon offer.