Utility Worker

Springfield, VA
May 23, 2022
May 21, 2023
Full Time
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?