The Washington Post

Utility Worker

2 months agoSpringfield, VA

Job Description

If you are a self-motivated, hands on individual that enjoys working in a loud, industrial environment The Washington Post production facility needs you. Join our team as a Utility Worker in our pressroom. Our Utility Workers support the press team by ensuring that our presses are cleaned, maintained, and ready to run on a daily basis. This position is an entry level role for our innovative fast paced printing atmosphere and can be a stepping stone to other position within the pressroom.

Springfield, VA Location

Production / Warehouse Environment

NOT metro accessible

SCHEDULE: 24/7 operation shifts may rotate and are picked by seniority

Must be able to work all shifts

• Keeping press room floors and walls free of debris such as paper, ink, and rags;
• Emptying waste carts in Press room and Reel room;
• Cleaning external surfaces, lights, and brackets of printing presses,
• Sweeping and mopping decks of printing presses;
• Mopping floors and operating floor scrubbers;
• Operating mule in order to drain ink sumps;
• Manually scrap and wash dirty ink buckets;
• Handle chemicals in accordance with proper safety procedures;
• Act as back up in assisting with machine operation; including moving rolls of newsprint, prepping newsprint, stacking newspaper bundles, sorting, stripping, bundling and shipping of cores, and operating various types of production machinery in a safe manner;
• Operating the JBT system
• Other duties as assigned.


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safe manner around heavy equipment efficiently and effectively;
  • Ability to shift priorities and perform duties based on changing demands of pressroom;
  • Communicates effectively with supervisor and co-workers when issues or concerns arise;
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to work various shifts;
  • Ability to perform physical duties that require bending, climbing ladders, kneeling, lifting, pushing, reaching and walking;
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Work with minimal supervision;
  • 1-2 years experience preferred in a fast-paced, deadline-orientated manufacturing environment.
The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


Client-provided location(s): Springfield, VA, USA
Job ID: washington-JR-90272156

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • On-Site Gym
    • Wellness Program
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Pension
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Promote From Within
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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