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We’re hiring in our Press Department! See more details below.

Part-time Offset Press Operator

Scout Books is searching for a part-time Offset Press Operator to assist in the manufacturing of books and notebooks of the highest quality. Our fast-paced press team requires excellent time management, a strong work ethic, and meticulous attention to detail. The position requires working a 3 day week in order to fulfill the following responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Offset Press Operating and Maintenance
  • Plate Imaging
  • Consumables Management/Inventory
  • Tracking

Education and Work Experience

  • Previous production environment experience is required
  • Previous machine operation experience is required
  • Previous print/bindery industry experience is helpful 
  • Previous imposition and foil experience are helpful
  • Previous fulfillment, shipping, and inventory experience are helpful
  • BA or equivalent life experience

Knowledge and Skills
Meticulous Attention to Detail; Patience, Empathy, and Sensitivity; Excellent Mechanical Skills; Excellent Communication Skills including Active Listening; Positive Attitude and Team Spirit; Self-motivated; Have a High Standard for Quality; Commitment to Continuous Improvement; Talented with Planning, Organizing, and Efficiency; OSX, Google Docs; Ability to Problem Solve and Apply Critical Thinking; Physical Capacity for Repetitive Lifting and Strenuous Physical Activity; Able to Stand for Long Periods of Time; Requires Stamina, Strength, and Endurance; Persistence; Self Control; Cooperation; Adaptability.

Compensation / Benefits
$16-19 per hour, depending on experience

Benefits include: Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Health and Dental Insurance, and employer sponsored SIMPLE­-IRA retirement plan. We also offer company sponsored Qigong, training opportunities, quarterly profit sharing bonus program, paid volunteer program, quarterly lunches/happy hours/snacks, field trips, beverages, and a work shoe allowance.

How to Apply
Please email your cover letter, resumé, and favorite joke to: [email protected]. All email attachments in pdf format. In addition, answer the following questions:

  1. What unique skills would you bring to Scout Books?
  2. Please describe a skill or trade in which you feel you’ve achieved a level of confidence and proficiency. What would you say was the key to achieving proficiency?
  3. What was the last thing you fixed and how did you do it? What was your troubleshooting process?
  4. Describe a situation where there was tension or conflict with a coworker or employer. How did you deal with this interaction?
  5. Describe your experience with physically demanding work.

**Please do not contact us by telephone about this job opening.**

Deadline for applications is September 9th, 2018.

About Scout Books
Scout Books is a B Corp certified custom notebook manufacturer based in Portland, Oregon. We produce projects for an array of amazing clients and collaborators, along with retail products ranging from blank DIY notebooks to inspiring designs featuring the work of top artists and designers. All Scout Books are made with 100% recycled papers and vegetable-­based inks, and are printed, bound, and packed on equipment powered by renewable energy. The Scout Books team is dedicated to the creation of sustainable goods that inspire and empower our clients and collaborators to capture and share their big ideas with the world.

Our Commitment
We are an equal opportunity employer. Scout Books is committed to and deeply values diversity. We strive to provide a hiring and working environment in which all people feel equally respected and valued, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, age, country of origin, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic which makes a person unique.

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