Maintenance Mechanic (Machinist)

Kent, WA
Full Time

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. 


Schedule: Actual shift hours and days of the week to be determined, but will include weekend days. Successful applicants must be available to work any shift, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Final schedule dependent on shift pick priority. 


Compensation: The full salary range for this position is $30.16 to $40.81 per hour. Night shift differential of $1.60/hr for hours worked between 8:00pm-4:00am



  • 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 and individually in solving problems and to communicate problems from shift to shift.
  • Motivated self-starter who needs little supervision and can stay busy.



  • Must be mechanically inclined. Willing to train the right individual in the specialized printing field, who demonstrates passion and aptitude. Background or proven aptitude for work as a machinist or millwright preferred. 
  • Computer literate.
  • Strong manual hand dexterity.
  • Ability to communicate information, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to maintain professional appearance/demeanor and positive attitude.



  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Optional life, AD&D, short-term disability, and long-term care insurance
  • 401(k) plan and an employer contribution to a pension plan administered by the Western Metal Industry Pension Fund
  • 10 days of annual vacation accrual, increasing with tenure up to 20 days
  • Sick pay accrues at a rate of .025 hour per hour worked
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Complimentary Seattle Times subscription
  • Wellness program
  • Parental leave options


Please Note: This position requires you to join a union and pay ongoing union dues each month. In addition, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screen for controlled substances (excludes cannabis). 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, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent 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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