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Maintenance Mechanic (Machinist)

The Seattle Times
Kent, WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

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. 
  • Computer literate.
  • 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 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 2.1 million. At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.

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The Seattle Times


Kent, WA
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