Press Operator III

Press Operator III

Gannett Publishing Services

Burlington, VT

The Burlington Press is looking for a full-time Press Operator that should be proficient in basic newspaper printing techniques including understanding basic ink/water balance, press quality standards and use of densitometer. Must be able to read press diagrams accurately and safely operate a forklift and clamp truck. Must become proficient in basic reel room operations and procedures, be able to place newsprint rolls in lay-down area, strip rolls, remove wrappers and waste from reel room area, position and load into press reels while understanding proper spindle arm settings, and make-up of splice/paste patterns. Properly clean, mount, and remove press blankets and press ink/water rollers.

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.

Requirements:

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 60 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.

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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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