Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Red Oak Express
  • Red Oak, IA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Part-time Press Operator
Red Oak Express
Red Oak, Iowa

The Red Oak Express, a weekly newspaper in Red Oak, Iowa, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of part-time press operator for an 8-unit Goss Community Press.  This position is responsible for assisting with maintaining, setup and operation of a Goss Community Press and related equipment. In addition to printing the Red Oak Express and Opinion-Tribune, the plant operation prints a variety of publications for outside customers.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • 3+ years press experience printing a variety of web sizes and formats, including a knowledge of ink-water balance and tension/color registration, preferred
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time with routine bending, stooping, standing, climbing and lifting
  • Ability to lift up to 70+ pounds
  • Ability to operate clamp truck and receive certification


  • Initiate and set up a variety of formats/configurations on the Goss Press
  • Operate press for external and internal print customers
  • Set and regulate basic mechanical and material aspects of the press including roller, blankets, ink, water, folder, etc.
  • Operate the counter/stacker system
  • Ensure quality output and excellent customer service
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Safely operate fork and clamp truck
  • Handle routine maintenance and repair of press
  • Maintain printing quality while keeping waste to a minimum


This is a nonexempt 20-29 hour per week position; Monday Friday. Some night, weekend and early morning hours might be necessary at times.


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