Apprentice Press Operator

Lee Enterprises Inc   Omaha, NE   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on August 26, 2023
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Apprentice Press Operator

The Omaha World Herald is seeking a Press Operator Apprentice to join our printing team, which prints many Lee Enterprises, Inc. newspapers for the region. This position will learn and perform all aspects of offset printing working on a Man Roland press as well as performing preventative maintenance. This position learns by shadowing various Journey level press operators throughout their apprenticeship. Press Operators are responsible to:
  • Fill ink fountains
  • Clean ink fountains
  • Help lead webs and sections into the folder.
  • Lift papers from conveyor belts to waste cart, approximately 45 pounds.
  • Clean web detectors
  • Put plates on press
  • Pull waste during press runs when needed
  • Clean and maintain presses
  • Put on printing blankets
  • Set rollers
  • Identify printing defects
  • Report any maintenance problems to Supervisor and\or Foreman
  • Comply with all safety guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned
Why Lee?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 75 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 34 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we participate in E-verify. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at .

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply at and search for Omaha.