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Dow Jones Press Journeyman/Woman in LAGRANGE, Georgia

Job Description:

About the Role

The Press/Mail Journeyman/Woman position is designed to prepare those with little or no experience to become a skilled and knowledgeable Press/Mail Journeyman/Woman. On-the- job training is provided by the pressroom foreman, assistant foreman, and journeymen, to learn how to operate and care for the printing press, folder, and reels, and operation of the plate and mailroom areas of the operation. The training can last over a four-year period or less based on the individual’s ability to learn, retain information and demonstrate the skills learned. The schedule or order of training is at the sole discretion of the Company. You shall perform such additional duties as directed by the Foreman. In addition, this job description may be changed or modified at any time per the sole discretion of the Company to meet a change in business objectives. You will be based in LaGrange, Georgia and report to the Foreman.

You Will:

  • Perform daily duties of spotting plates, and setting out materials for cleaning the pressroom, cleaning up press and press area, and learning how to operate the mailroom and plateroom.

  • Do your part to minimize white waste, printed waste, and press downtime attributed to paster breaks, running breaks, and other mechanical or operational failures.

  • Demonstrate team player attributes and work together (with pressroom foremen, journeymen, production, TS, and mailroom) as a team to produce consistent quality reproduction, that meets dispatch schedules, and to maintain an efficient and cost-effective operation.

  • Learn to lead sheets, line up margins, line up sections, plate up press, quality control, load reels, how to make up posters, operate reels, set ink and water balance. Learning also includes error bundle correction, sorting copies, and proper dispatching of copies.

You will be provided full plateroom operational training:

  • Throw units in and out, change blankets, learn lubrication points, and set up angle bars.

  • Operate Wrapping, Strapping, and Conveyors. MCS programming, Harland Simon, labeling equipment, and stackers.

  • Change and set rollers, switch from one folder to the other, and general maintenance for printing, press, folders, and reels.

  • Reset ink keys change pins, cutting rubbers, and knife boxes in folder. Learn registration system.

  • List preparation and manifest sorting tasks.

  • Set folder up (reset trolley’s, guide rollers, former board, nips, folding rollers, adjust delivery pan and belt’s.), comp units, change slitters, and adjust slitters and slitter rings, throw folder in and out, overload clutch and driveshaft, switch from straight to collect on folder.

  • Set up ABB and Harland Simon for the production run.

  • Be fluent in all mailroom and press room functions to take lead role.

You Have:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Minimum 2+ years of printing experience.

Our Benefits

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Retirement Plans

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans

  • Education Benefits

  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • Family Care Benefits

  • Commuter Transit Program

  • Subscription Discounts

  • Employee Referral Program

Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.


Job Category: Production & Skilled Trades

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 36827