Press Operator I

Lubbock, TX, USA Req #18225
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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Machine Operator Trainee
Gannett Publishing Services
Lubbock, TX

Hiring Immediately for Machine/Press Trainee role in Lubbock!

This is a press trainee position that will start you at $15 an hour and increase to $24 an hour within 2 years or less based on learning and operating the production equipment. The level of compensation will be based on your experience on our equipment.

The Lubbock Avalanche in TX 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. 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 Printing/Press
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Lubbock, TX, USA