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Press Operator III

Fond du Lac, WI, USA Req #9332
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, SweetIQ, and United Kingdom media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit



Fond du Lac, WI

Essential Job Functions:

Ability to perform the following on a 6-unit press producing up to 6 color work. This is a 2nd shift position.

  • Makes ready and operates 6 unit offset printing press

  • Examines job order to determine quantity to be Printed, stock specifications, colors and special printing instructions

  • Examines offset printing plate for visual defects and applies correcting solution to repair minor defects or informs supervisor of unrepairable plates

  • Applies packing sheet to blanket cylinder to build up blanket thickness to diameter of plate cylinder

  • Measures paper thickness and adjusts space between blanket and impression cylinders according to thickness of paper stock

  • Adjusts controls to regulate flow of ink and dampening solution to plate cylinder

  • Starts press, examines printed copy for ink density, position on paper and registration and makes adjustments to press throughout production run to maintain specific registration and color density

  • Makes adjustments to feeder and delivery mechanism

  • Removes and replaces worn rollers and adjusts pressure between rollers of press, using hand tools

  • Consistently inspects for and maintains high quality of sheetfed work. Meets customer’s expectations.

  • Performs job duties in accordance with company safety rules

  • Performs proper and required maintenance as well as cleaning of press.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. In depth knowledge of the mechanics and capabilities of press;

  2. Able to accurately distinguish color variation;

  3. Mechanical aptitude;

  4. Requires experience running, troubleshooting and quality control.

  5. Ability to understand written instructions and set-up the press and carry out instructions; Frequent lifting, bending and turning.

Gannett Co., is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Other details

  • Job Family Printing/Press
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Fond du Lac, WI, USA