Dow Jones, publisher of the world’s most trusted business news, is seeking an experienced double wide newspaper press operator at our printing center located in Highland, IL – 45 minutes east of St. Louis, MO. This is a full time opportunity with benefits including holiday pay, vacation pay, a 35 hour workweek with overtime thereafter. Evening shift Sunday – Friday.
The position involves the preparation, layout, operation and maintenance of printing presses and related equipment. Duties include setting and maintaining a balance of ink and water, registration of printing, operating ABB ink setting controls, and operating press folders, as well as handling, preparing and loading paper on the press, preparation of pasters, preparing the reel room report, and related duties. The press operator is responsible for producing high quality printed copies of The Wall Street Journal and other print publications in an efficient and timely way.
The ideal candidate must be willing to work as part of a team to produce consistent quality of reproduction, to meet dispatch schedules, and to maintain an efficient and cost effective operation.
Job Description –
The position involves the preparation, layout, operation and maintenance of printing presses and related equipment. Duties include setting and maintaining a balance of ink and water, registration of printing, operating ABB ink setting controls, and operating press folders, as well as handling, preparing and loading paper on the press, preparation of pasters, preparing the reel room report, and related duties. Position is responsible for quality control during a press run, including following the directives of the Foreman, Operations Manager or Production Manager, and the cleanup and maintenance of printing units and folders. During a press run, must constantly check reproduction to see if it is clear, registered, and that the ink is properly set within a specified density range.
It is the responsibility of each Press Sub Operator/Journeyman/Journeywoman to minimize white waste, printed waste, and press downtime attributed to paster breaks, running breaks, and other mechanical or operational failures. Must work together as a team to produce consistent quality of reproduction, to meet dispatch schedules, and to maintain an efficient and cost effective operation. Must comply with Dow Jones Environmental & Safety standards and policies, complete necessary E&S training and support the efforts of the local safety team as needed. Also responsible for assisting with training for Trainees and press/mail assistants.
Among duties for the position is the acquired knowledge of how to load reels, how to make pasters, operate reels, lead sheets, put in angle bar sheets, set up angle bars, comp units, line up margins, line up sections, plate up press, set ink, throw units in and out of contact with drive shaft(s), set rollers, change rollers, change blankets, reset ink keys, set up folder (reset trolleys, guide rollers, former boards, nips folding rollers, delivery pan and belts), replace pins, cutting rubbers, and knife boxes in folder, throwing folder in and out of contact with driveshaft and overload clutch, switching from straight to collect mode, changing slitters, adjusting slitters and slitter rings, and general maintenance of printing press, folder and reels.
Additional duties may be assigned from time to time. Position requires standing, lifting, bending and physical exertion throughout shift.
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Business Area: PRINT & ENT SVCS - PRINT SERVICES
Job Category: Production Group
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
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Req ID: 19837