Maintenance Technician I

Gannett Co.

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$25-30 /h
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Wilmington, DE

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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We are offering $25 to $30 per hour based on experience


The Maintenance Technician performs mechanical and electrical maintenance to maintain, diagnose and repair specified production equipment and systems. Must be willing to work in a high-speed environment, supporting production and timelines. Candidate must be a self-starter with basic computer skills, their own tools, and a desire to learn and grow. Equipment specific training will be provided.


Work as part of a team to achieve and maintain on-time production performance, including product quality and accuracy standards and operational safety including OSHA & EPA compliance.

Perform following functions:

· Schedule and perform mechanical & electrical maintenance, diagnostics, and repairs on all designated equipment:

· Assist supervisors and contract service providers.

· Inspect all repairs and modification projects.

· Contribute to staff training and development.

· Maintain a clean safe work environment.

· Work as a team member in following up on ongoing projects and repairs.

· Other duties as assigned.


· Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

· Assist in leading safety compliance within the department including accident investigations and follow up.

· Complete required annual OSHA. safety training programs: Lockout/Tag-out, Hazardous Communications, Personal Protective Equipment, Hearing Conservation, Blood Borne Pathogens, Forklift, etc….

· Ensure all machine safety-guards are installed, functioning properly and in use.

· Immediately report any potential safety hazards, operational concerns, and all accidents/injuries and near misses to production management.


· Provide timely & accurate information to management.

· Immediately report equipment or product issues to production management.

· Communicate scheduling needs to supervisors and/or production management.


· High school diploma or GED equivalent.

· Working knowledge of basic mechanical and electrical skills

· Minimum five years related experience in electrical and mechanical maintenance, diagnostics, and repair.

· English language fluency: Speaking, reading, and writing.

· Good verbal and written communication skills.

· Proven excellent time management skills working in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.


· Physical demands commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job: pushing, pulling, climbing, reaching, stretching, and working in tight positions.

· Must have the physical ability and coordination to remove and replace parts from machinery. To be functional within position person should be able to lift at least 50lbs.

· Must have visual acuity at short distance to examine form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.

· Work in conditions of: Heat, humidity, working in tight areas, noise (from production machinery) and working with various oils, solvents, and other related chemicals.

· Must have working knowledge of basic mechanical fundamentals.

· Must be flexible: Able to work overtime and Nights, Saturdays/Sundays when needed.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.’s Recruitment Department at [email protected]
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