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Recruit Ref: R8500681
Posting Date: 2022-04-29
Government Logistics Department
Government Logistics Department
Binding Machine Operator

Salary : $99.1 per hour

Entry Requirements :
(1) Candidates should have either one of the following qualifications-
(i) completed Secondary three education, or equivalent; and with three years of relevant working experience.
(ii) completed Primary six education, or equivalent; and with six years of relevant working experience.
(iii) completed an approved and relevant Printing Apprenticeship Scheme.
(iv) a Diploma in Vocational Studies in Advertising, Packaging and Printing; or a Technician Foundation Certificate in Printing Digital Workflow Production from the Vocational Training Council, or equivalent; and with two years of relevant working experience.
(2) Candidates should be able to independently and skillfully operate guillotine (Polar 115), folding machine (MBO, Stahl) , high speed saddle-stitching line (Martini 390), perfect binding line (Kolbus), perfect binding machine (JMD) or collating machine (Maxima).
(3) Candidates are required to attain a level of proficiency in Chinese and English languages equivalent to Primary 6 standard.

Note :
(1) Candidates will have to pass a trade test.
(2) Good knowledge of various binding machines listed above will be an advantage.
(3) Salary is not paid for meal break.
(4) Working hours and the number of hours of work in each shift are subject to prevailing operational needs and are not fixed. There is no guarantee on the minimum hours of work in any given period. Candidates are normally required to work overnight on weekdays (Monday to Friday).
(5) There is no specific closing date for application for this position, but applications will close without further announcement when all the vacancies are filled.

Duties :
A Binding Machine Operator is mainly responsible for operating binding machines, including guillotine (Polar 115), folding machine (MBO, Stahl) , high speed saddle-stitching line (Martini 390), perfect binding line (Kolbus), perfect binding machine (JMD) or collating machine (Maxima); and performing related duties.

Terms of Appointment : Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for twelve months. Subject to continual operational needs, employees with good performance may have opportunity for contract renewal after completion of the first contract.

Fringe Benefits : Fringe benefits such as rest days and statutory holidays will be granted in line with the provision of the Employment Ordinance and the contract terms.

How to Apply :
Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the website of the Civil Service Bureau (

Completed application forms, together with photocopies of certificates and transcripts in support of the academic qualifications (both local and non-local) and proof of relevant working experience should reach the Appointment Unit, Government Logistics Department, 10/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong. Please state on the envelope “Application for the post of Binding Machine Operator”. To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Applications which are incomplete, late, submitted by fax or email, not duly signed, not made in the prescribed form, or without the required supporting documents will not be processed.

Candidates passing the interview will be invited for trade test. Those candidates who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Contact Address and Enquiry Tel. No. : The Appointment Unit, Government Logistics Department, 10/F., North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong. (Tel: 2231 5133 or 2231 5125)

Applications are accepted all year round.
General Notes :
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the interview without being subject to any further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability
for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities - Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at under “Administration of the Civil Service - Appointments”.
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the above contact address.
(h) Non-civil service vacancy information contained in this column is also available on GovHK ( on the Internet or “Government Vacancies” Mobile Application (can be downloaded from Google Play/Apple App Store for free).

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