Maintenance Mechanic (Machinist) - Kent, WA

Employer: The Seattle Times

Job Description:
Eager to grow into a skilled trade? Are you mechanically inclined? Consider joining our Production team today!

The Seattle Times, the premier commercial printing option in the Puget Sound and a subsidiary of The Seattle Times, is hiring for a strong up-and-coming Maintenance Mechanic to join the Print Operations team in our Kent facility. Fondly referred to as a Machinist at our printing 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 valuable experience.

Benefits | Multiple medical insurance options (with health savings account option), wellness program, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, and pension!


Sunday through Thursday, 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.


Mechanically inclined (willing to train the right individual!).
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.
Background or proven aptitude for work as a machinist or millwright preferred.

This union role requires local union membership and dues, in addition to a post-offer 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.

Contact Person:
Location: Kent, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on May 04, 2021

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