Press Operator I

Press Operator I

Gannett Publishing Services

Des Moines, IA

Gannett Publishing Services is looking for a full-time Press Operator to assist with daily productionon our GEO MAN double wide presses. The work includes preparing the presses forproduction, operating the presses or any of their components, cleaning thepresses and the pressroom, maintaining the mechanical readiness of the presses,and other duties as assigned. Every member of the pressroom staff constantlystrives to achieve the following goals, and the contribution of every pressoperator 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 offsetprinting is desirable, although production experience of any kind may behelpful. Mechanical ability and familiarity with computers is preferred.Candidates should have the ability to adapt to change, prioritize work, handlemultiple tasks, remain flexible and interact with people while demonstratingpatience. You must be able to lift/carry up to 100 pounds. Must be able topush/pull up to 2000 pounds. A press operator spends most working hours onhis/her feet. In addition to long periods of standing, a press operator isrequired to climb stairs on the six-level press structure. Operators engaged inpress maintenance and some cleaning activities will be required to stoop,kneel, crouch and crawl. They often work in confined areas. Color vision isrequired.

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

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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