Press Operator

Career Opportunity at Scout Books

Offset Press Operator

Classification: Hourly, full time






Scout Books is searching for an 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 a flexible schedule 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 but we will train the right person
  • 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: hr@scoutbooks.comAll email attachments in PDF format.

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

Deadline for applications has been extended to  5/20/18.

About Scout Books

Scout Books is a collaborative book and notebook maker based in Portland, Oregon. We produce custom 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 handmade 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. Scout Books is a Certified B Corporation.

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.