Machine Operator

Machine Operator

Gannett Publishing Sercvices

Des Moines, IA

Gannett Publishing Services, part of USA Today network, a division of Gannett, Inc. is looking for a motivated individual to join the Packaging Department at our Des Moines production facility. The machine operator works under the direction of the Packaging Supervisor to perform duties as a team member during the packaging and press delivery process. The position is tasked with maintaining all department standards for reliability, productivity, quality, and customer service. Duties include the set-up and operation of insert machines, insert hoppers, strapping machines, bottom-wrap machines and stackers.

Also includes stacking bundles of product, loading hoppers on a newspaper inserting machine in a production environment and performing a variety of other packaging duties as assigned. Individual must be able to interact effectively in a diverse work force, effectively multitask and work independently with minimum supervision and guide other team members in the absence of the Packaging Supervisor. The position requires basic knowledge of personal computer applications, including Windows, MS Excel, Word, Outlook and Web browsers.

Experience operating material handling equipment, including powered pallet jacks and forklifts, is a plus. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to bend and pick up and lift bundles in weights of up to 25 pounds. Must be able to work varied shifts that includes nights and weekends.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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