At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provide readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a real difference to our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.8 million.
Our locally-owned company takes great pride in our impact to the community, as we have for over 120 years. We know this starts with our commitment to our employees, first and foremost. We offer multiple comprehensive health benefit plans for employees (and their families), a 401(k) retirement plan with matching, generous vacation/sick time off, annual wellness benefits, dependent care options, and much more. We continuously strive to provide a work-life harmony that encourages personal and professional growth at a company that breathes deeply held values of quality, independent journalism.
Are you eager to grow into a skilled trade? Are you mechanically inclined? Consider joining our team today!
The Seattle Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, is seeking an overnight Electrician Technician to join the Print Operations team in our facility in Kent, WA. As an Electrician, you will be called on to handle maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical equipment and support systems across all areas of production. You should be unflappable when dealing with maintenance issues and able to read and execute work plans with ease. Ideally, you take direction well and have hands-on experience in a similar capacity.
Benefits: 401(k) and pension program, vacation, sick time, and paid holidays.
Must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Scheduled shift for this position runs from 6:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Analyze problems, implement solutions, design and fabricate assemblies as needed to ensure timely repairs.
Schedule and perform preventative maintenance to ensure operational efficiency with electrical systems.
Contribute to a smooth-running operation on newspaper press machinery, packaging equipment, building wiring, AC and DC motors, and battery powered equipment such as pallet trucks and forklifts.
Maintain and repair a broad scope of machinery and equipment.
Education: Some exposure to working as a Technician in a similar capacity. Associates degree or 4-year apprenticeship in industrial electrical/electronic strongly preferred; HS Diploma or GED required.
Previous newspaper printing and packaging equipment experience is preferred.
Strong mechanical aptitude, with the ability to analyze and quickly resolve problems and consistently meet deadlines is required.
The ability to climb, bend, stoop, and carry up to 50 pounds, carry tools and parts up several flights of stairs or ladders and work from personnel lifts.
Environment includes paper, dust and noise.
Must have the ability to work in confined areas covered with ink and dirt.
Candidate must have the ability to work with contractors, engineers, and vendors regarding the upgrade and/or installation of electrical equipment.
Computer literacy and good verbal/written communication skills needed.
This union role requires local union membership and dues, in addition to a post-offer drug screen for controlled substances as a condition of employment.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.
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