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Our locally-owned company takes great pride in our impact to the community, as we have for over 125 years. We know this starts with our commitment to our employees, first and foremost. We offer 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 mechanically inclined? Eager to grow into a skilled trade? Will train the right person. Join our Operations team today!
The Seattle Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization and premier commercial printing option in the Puget Sound, is hiring for a strong Maintenance Mechanic to join the Print Operations team at our Kent facility. Fondly referred to as a Machinist at our plant, your duties would include (but are not limited to) maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of production-related equipment. This is a great growth opportunity for someone looking to grow into a Mechanic role and gain invaluable trade experience with personalized training on our equipment.
Benefits | Multiple medical insurance options (with health savings account option), wellness program, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, and pension!
Sunday through Thursday, with overnight shift running from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Successful applicants must be available to work any shift, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Final schedule dependent on shift pick priority.
Provide predictive/corrective maintenance support to all areas of production.
Analyze problems, implement solutions, and manufacture parts as needed to ensure timely repairs and a smooth-running operation.
Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair a broad scope of machinery and equipment.
Excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritize and complete projects.
Maintain daily work log with work descriptions, time entry and any additional information requested.
Adhere to all company and safety policies and guidelines.
To work effectively with co-workers in solving problems and to communicate problems from shift to shift.
Must be mechanically inclined. Willing to train the right individual who demonstrates passion and aptitude. Background or proven aptitude for work as a machinist or millwright preferred.
Strong manual hand dexterity.
Ability to communicate information, both verbal and written.
Ability to maintain professional appearance/demeanor and positive attitude.
Must be able to work while standing on ladders and scaffolding and work from heights.
This union role requires local union membership and dues, in addition to a drug screen (which includes marijuana) for controlled substances as a condition of employment. Employees must also provide their own personal basic machinist and hand tools.
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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