Pre-Press Technician I

Gannett Co.

Columbia, MO

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Pre-Press Technician I
Gannett Publishing Services
Columbia, MO

The Pre-Press Technician I is responsible for tasks that include:

  • Setting up production runs
  • Operating and maintaining plate-making and bending equipment
  • Performing quality checks of finished plates
  • Organizing and releasing plates to Press Department to keep production on schedule
  • Working directly with customers and production personnel as necessary to work out any problems with a job
  • Maintaining a clean working environment
  • Other duties as assigned

This on-site position is full-time shift work, which may include scheduled nights, weekends, and holidays.Must be reliable and able to report to scheduled shifts on-time and ready to begin work. Candidates should have the ability to adapt to change, prioritize work, handle multiple tasks, remain flexible, and interact with people while demonstrating patience.


  • A high school education or equivalent
  • Good computer skills and the ability to learn specialized software; experience with Microsoft 365 preferred
  • The ability to use small hand tools to make minor adjustments and perform maintenance on processing equipment
  • The ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds
  • Color vision

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.’s Recruitment Department at [email protected].