Inserting Machine Operator

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on September 8, 2022
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The Quad Cities Times is looking for an experienced Machine Operator. If you are mechanically inclined and have experience in a production or manufacturing environment this may be the perfect position for you!

This position is directly responsible for learning all aspects of the assigned job field, including set up, operation and basic maintenance of all production packing equipment including insert machines, stackers, strappers, and other equipment plus counting and checking of newspapers and advertising pre-prints for accuracy. In addition, the Operator directs workflow and maintains a safe working environment. Must be able to troubleshoot mechanical issues and perform repairs in order to meet established deadlines.

The ideal candidate will possess a High School diploma or equivalent with one to two years of working in a packaging, production and/or manufacturing operation. Experience running newspaper production machinery is preferred but not mandatory and experience using forklifts and pallet-jacks is preferred. Candidates must be able to work varied schedules including nights and weekends. This position requires the candidate to be 18 years or older.

Starting pay is $13.50/hour with room for growth!

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is the nation's fourth-largest provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For more information about Lee, check us out at

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.