Press Operator I

2 weeks agoFarmington, NM

Farmington, NM, USA Req #20507

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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Press Operator I
Gannett Publishing Services
Farmington, NM

The Press Operator position is responsible for running a press. Duties including, setting black and colored ink, registration, maintenance, change rollers/blankets, feed web through press units, operate folder control pages/web alignments, loading and making pasters, and preparing production reports.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operating machinery in the press department including reel stands, press units, folder, plateroom equipment, clamp truck, and press control
  • Performing work to provide high quality products
  • Verify press layouts for reel stand setup
  • Load reel stands with proper newsprint requirements
  • Make proper paster patterns for various newsprint widths
  • Thread paper through press (requires climbing, balancing, stooping and reaching)
  • Fill out production paperwork
  • Spot plates for various press layouts
  • Clean plate cylinder and install press plates in proper positions
  • Inspect papers visually during press runs for correct color registration
  • Monitor and maintain proper ink and water balance during press runs.
  • Install and adjust blankets and rollers as needed
  • Monitor printed products for proper folder cutoffs and margin controls
  • Perform all ongoing maintenance activities: grease folder, form rollers, press drives, and
  • RTP's top off oil levels in units, folder gearbox, slitter drives and motor gear boxes
  • Insure quality on time products are produced daily
  • Meet all deadlines and goals as set forth by the manager press foreman and supervisor/PIC
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is looking for a full-time Press Operator to assist with
daily production on our presses. The work includes preparing the presses for
production, operating the presses or any of their components, cleaning the
presses and the pressroom, maintaining the mechanical readiness of the presses,
and other duties as assigned. Every member of the pressroom staff constantly
strives to achieve the following goals, and the contribution of every press
operator is necessary for success:
  • Optimum quality of printed products.
  • Observance of all scheduled start and stop times.
  • Conservation of material resources, especially newsprint.
  • A clean and safe working environment

This position requires a high school education or equivalent.

Experience in web offset printing is desirable, although production experience
of any kind may be helpful. Mechanical ability and familiarity with computers
is preferred. Candidates should have the ability to adapt to change, prioritize
work, handle multiple tasks, remain flexible and interact with people while
demonstrating patience. You must be able to lift/carry up to 100 pounds.

Must be able to push/pull up to 2000 pounds. A press operator spends most working
hours on his/her feet. In addition to long periods of standing, a press
operator is required to climb stairs on the six-level press structure.

Operators engaged in press maintenance and some cleaning activities will be
required to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. They often work in confined areas.

Color vision is required.

This position is full-time shift work, which may include scheduled
nights, weekends, and holidays.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at

Job ID: utn-20507

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