Press Operator

Gambit Communications, Inc.

BATON ROUGE, LA


 

The Advocate’s Capital City Press is a state-of-the-art, industry leading regional print facility.  We are seeking full time newspaper press operator candidates to join our growing team.  


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform press setups per job specification.
  • Operation of the Manroland REGIOMAN printing press including ability to perform print registration adjustments along with the control of ink and water balance.
  • Operation of prepress plate imagers and benders.
  • Perform equipment preventative maintenance.
  • Commitment to optimum product quality.
  • Adherence to deadline requirements.
  • Conservation of material resources with focus on newsprint waste.
  • Perform all duties assigned while maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

Requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent preferred.
  • Color vision is a must.
  • Web offset printing experience is desirable, although experience in any production environment will be helpful in consideration.
  • This position is shift work, which may include scheduled nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with computer applications is preferred.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to function in a fast-paced team environment and display the ability to adapt well to change.
  • Position requires some heavy lifting at times.   Candidates must be able to lift /carry 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to spend long periods of time standing and climb stairs on the multi-level press structure.
  • The position sometimes requires operators to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl in confined areas while performing cleaning or preventative maintenance duties.  

The Advocate is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities and career paths for our employees. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and experience levels to apply.