Utah Media Group
  • 01-Aug-2018 to 30-Sep-2018 (MST)
  • Pressroom
  • West Valley City, UT, USA
  • 16.51
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401K, Disability

We are Utah's media leader reaching over 1 million adults in Utah every week.

Utah Media Group is committed to delivering the best publications, events and services for our advertising customers to engage with our audiences. Utah Media Group was incorporated in 1952 then as Newspaper Agency Corporation as the joint advertising, circulation and production arm of Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah's largest daily newspapers. Since then, our portfolio has grown to include magazines, niche publications, events and event management, mobile applications, direct-mail solutions, delivery services, printing services, creative services and real estate with a combined reach of more than 1 million people in Utah every week.

Strategy, Collaboration and Integration

Understanding an audience is essential to the growth and success of a business. Utah Media Group helps provide information on specific audiences through targeted demographic research defining the audience of our clients; what they want, need and like to do.

Advertising message and branding will be imprinted in the minds of consumers through various advertising mediums via Utah Media Group's print, digital and event advertising solutions. The frequency of a brand and message makes an impact on consumer recognition and their confidence in using a business.

Benefit Highlights:

While enhancing your career path and gaining valuable skills and knowledge - enjoy these awesome benefits!

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Training Opportunities
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Excellent Compensation Structure
  • Onsite Gym and Credit Union
  • Excellent Growth Opportunity
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401K
  • Employee Discounts to local venues and/or attractions 

If you are looking for a career that boasts opportunity and a great work environment - Utah Media Group is the place for you! We are looking for you to help guide us in the next direction of another successful venture!

Position Summary:

Entry level apprentices perform general cleaning and upkeep of the press and its accessories for the purpose of basic training in the pressroom and gaining familiarity with the press and its functions

  • Remove used plates from press area: band plates for recycle
  • Clean ink hose
  • Clean ink canisters
  • Clean dust collector
  • Mix special colored inks
  • Clean walkways and upper decks
  • Clean the inside and outside of deck superstructure
  • Clean the inside and outside of reel superstructure
  • Accurately mix soaps and chemical cleaners
  • Train and, as requested, assist in the duties of pressroom.
  • General clean up
  • Train on the "fly"


  • Ability to reach all press surfaces to be cleaned
  • Requires crawling in to some tight spots and kneeling as well as climbing ladders
  • Ability to pass test for color discernment
  • Ability to use both hands
  • Ability to stand for most of a shift
  • Ability to withstand contact with soaps and chemical cleaners
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and completeness on monotonous tasks.
  • Ability to lifts and carry up to 60 lbs.
  • Ability to maneuver pallets weighing 2200 lbs
  • Ability to reach and stay stable while mopping press deck stairways
  • Basic math and reading skills
  • Ability to withstand paper dust
  • Ability to withstand noise and humidity of running press
  • Ability to respond immediately to safety and other signals on machinery
  • Basic communication skills

Following is a description of the TKS press and work requirements:

  • The Press is 65 feet tall, taking in six levels.
  • There are stairs at 45 degree angles for all levels. A pressman will use these stairs many times throughout the daily shift.
  • There are ladders, steps, and access panels throughout the Press on each level. A pressman will use these ladders, steps, and access panels throughout their shift.
  • The Press is a running piece of equipment that turns at speeds in excess of 70,000 copies (newspapers) per hour.
  • During the course of their daily work, a pressman will climb, bend, reach, stoop, lift and crawl. It is very physically-demanding work.
  • During the course of their shift, they are required to lift heavy rollers into and out of the Press.
  • Shift work – We are a 24/7 / 365 days a year operation and you may be scheduled on holidays, weekends, nights & lobster shifts
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