Utility Worker-1

Springfield, VA
Sep 07, 2023
Oct 04, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post is looking to hire Part Time - On Call Utility Workers!

This position entails working in a loud, industrial environment with machinery.


• Keeping pressroom floors and walls free of debris such as paper, ink, and rags;

• Emptying waste carts in Pressroom and Reelroom;

• 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.


• 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 environment.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

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?


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