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Utility Worker

The Washington Post
Springfield, VA
Closing date
May 21, 2023

Job Details

Job Description

If you are a self-motivated, hands on individual that enjoys working in a loud, industrial environment The Washington Post production facility needs you. Join our team as a Utility Worker in our pressroom. Our Utility Workers support the press team by ensuring that our presses are cleaned, maintained, and ready to run on a daily basis. This position is an entry level role for our innovative fast paced printing atmosphere and can be a stepping stone to other position within the pressroom.

Springfield, VA Location

Production / Warehouse Environment

NOT metro accessible

SCHEDULE: 24/7 operation shifts may rotate and are picked by seniority

Must be able to work all shifts

• Keeping press room floors and walls free of debris such as paper, ink, and rags;
• Emptying waste carts in Press room and Reel room;
• Cleaning external surfaces, lights, and brackets of printing presses,
• Sweeping and mopping decks of printing presses;
• Mopping floors and operating floor scrubbers;
• Operating mule in order to drain ink sumps;
• Manually scrap and wash dirty ink buckets;
• Handle chemicals in accordance with proper safety procedures;
• Act as back up in assisting with machine operation; including moving rolls of newsprint, prepping newsprint, stacking newspaper bundles, sorting, stripping, bundling and shipping of cores, and operating various types of production machinery in a safe manner;
• Operating the JBT system
• Other duties as assigned.

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a safe manner around heavy equipment efficiently and effectively;
  • Ability to shift priorities and perform duties based on changing demands of pressroom;
  • Communicates effectively with supervisor and co-workers when issues or concerns arise;
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to work various shifts;
  • Ability to perform physical duties that require bending, climbing ladders, kneeling, lifting, pushing, reaching and walking;
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Work with minimal supervision;
  • 1-2 years experience preferred in a fast-paced, deadline-orientated manufacturing environment.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?



Thank you for your interest in a career with The Washington Post. We invite you to review all of our open positions to find the one that's right for you. We look forward to receiving your resume!

Since it first began publication more than 130 years ago, The Washington Post has grown into one of the most storied and respected news organizations in the world. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, today's Post is the indispensable guide to Washington. In print, we enjoy the highest penetration of any major metropolitan newspaper in the United States. On the web, we have the third largest news website with 17 million unique visitors each month, and have recently launched a celebrated news app for the iPad. We serve Washington in all media, on any platform, including paid products, events, and tailored content.

More broadly, The Washington Post Company delivers quality products to today's students, readers and viewers. What unites our company is the immediacy of our products and services, created by teachers and tutors at Kaplan; reporters and editors at our media properties; and associates at Cable ONE.
Washington Post Media views its employees as its most valuable asset and provides a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and balanced lives at work and at home. We offer competitive salaries, opportunities for training and career advancement and an outstanding, progressive benefits package including:
Health and dental benefits
Flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan
Life and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Domestic partner benefits
Employee assistance program
Employee referral program

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1301 K Street, N.W.

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