Mechanical Technician

Lubbock, TX, USA Req #15018
Monday, April 5, 2021
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Gannett Publishing Services
Lubbock, TX

A Journeyperson Mechanic works with supervisors and pressmen, to ensure that all machinery is in proper working order. 


  • Responsible for powering up and powering down machines as needed.

  • Initiates inserting production by way of OMNICOM machine controls.

  • Handles routine preventive maintenance and cleaning of machinery such as blow out stackers and strappers prior to a production run.

  • Addresses all problems regarding equipment maintenance and operational performance via Press Reports, Daily Machine Log.  

  • Understands proper set-up and Preventative Maintenance procedures and time given to perform such tasks.

  • Ability to adjust hoppers during production to maximize performance.

  • Maintain constant throughput speeds and achieve daily production goals.  

  • Submits proper documentation for any needed repairs via Machine Repair Tags.  

  • Inspect bundle labels and count at the start of each run and verify against the Burt reports.

  • Effectively Works with Technical Services and Engineering Department personnel to resolve any maintenance problems.  

  • Makes certain that all operating reports are complete and turned into a supervisor.

  • Regular and Timely Attendance required. 

During the production run when there is idle time:

  • Assist in maintaining bad copies on the Reject/repair station.

  • Make up sample hand-shove copies.

  • Make-up small packets

  • Assist others on active hoppers by helping set-up, stage and insert as needed.

  • Assist others by pulling in pallets as needed.

  • Stack down bundles

  • Maintain Operating levels of Pallet loader magazines

  • Performs other journey mailer and related mailer/mechanic duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent desired.

  • Strong mechanical background

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Other details

  • Job Family GateHouse Media
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Lubbock, TX, USA