Press Operator III

Lubbock, TX, USA Req #18220
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

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Press Operator III
Gannett Publishing Services
Lubbock, TX 

The Press Operator position is responsible for running a Goss Color liner 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

Gannett Co., Inc. 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. 

Other details

  • Job Family UNION
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Lubbock, TX, USA