Gannett Publishing Services
The machine repair / Machinist is a key position in an operation
that produces numerous daily and weekly newspaper products. The volumes make
this one of the busiest and biggest operations in Gannett. Having a Machine
Repair / Machinist who oversees this operation is critical to the timely and
efficient processing of newspapers. Without a replacement Machine Repair /
Machinist in this key department, goals will be missed, preventative and demand
maintenance would slow down dramatically leaving us very short-staffed.
To maintain all press and peripheral equipment in optimum working
Performs preventative maintenance on all equipment relating to
or impacting press performance, quality, or cost effectiveness.
Troubleshoots and repairs defective or mal-functioning press or
press related equipment.
Researches and orders parts needed to implement repairs and
Maintains maintenance logs and records.
High School diploma; 3 to 5 years mechanical experience is
Technical Skill Sets:
Light computer ability for record keeping, strong mechanical
Ability to communicate well with vendors, ability to prioritize
and demonstrated understanding of OSHA Hazardous Chemical Communication and
Must be able to troubleshoot problems and find a way to solve them
in a timely manner.
Must be able to communicate with outside vendors as well as other technicians
and production employees. Must be able to work in confined areas, on
forklifts and clamp trucks, on the press superstructure, or in the reel room.
The workplace is noisy. This position mandates shift work with
necessary to complete tasks. Weekend and holiday schedules may be
necessary due to workloads.