The Abilene Reporter-News is seeking a hard-working and dependable employee to work as a Press Operator.
About The Abilene Reporter-News: The Abilene Reporter-News is the oldest existing business in Abilene, publishing its first edition on June 17, 1881, from a tent. It is also one of the original Harte-Hanks Newspapers, purchased in the early 1920s and acquired by Scripps in 1997. The Abilene Reporter-News is the leading newspaper in a 15-county zone in west Texas and is the only newspaper published daily in Abilene. The staff has won numerous awards from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors competition in recent years.
- Learn and understand all press room safety rules including chemical safety, hearing conservation, plate handling, etc.
- Must become proficient in basic newspaper printing techniques, understanding basic ink/water balance, press quality standards (Specifications for Newsprint Advertising Production [SNAP] Certification standards as they apply to the press department or comparable as assigned), and use of densitometer.
- Keeps Press production area safe, clean, and organized.
- Correctly handles recyclable materials (as assigned) to receive best overall recovery of salvageable materials.
- Works well with employees of the Press department and other departments.
- Must be able to repeatedly climb stairs as required for newspaper printing presses.
- Must be able to train for and pass fork lift and clamp truck certification.
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
- Must be able to push and load newsprint rolls weighing approximately 2,000 pounds.
- Must be able to work in inky, oily, and greasy environment.
- Exposure to heights.
- Exposure to paper dust.
- Exposure to constant machine noise.
- Frequent lifting of 25 to 50 pounds.
- Specific required vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and accurate color vision.