Paper Stacker

Prairie Mountain Media   Berthoud, CO   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on April 26, 2022
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Set up stacker and stack printed papers on pallets. Responsible for maintenance and cleaning of press and press room.


Essential Functions 

  • Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or stackers to be moved and set-up.

  • Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets by hand.

  • Operates hand pallet jack, electronic truck, and/or forklift to move articles before or after printing.

  • Monitors stackers for proper operation; stops machine and attempts to correct malfunctions; notifies supervisor of malfunction if necessary.

  • Lifts heavy objects by hand or with power hoist.

  • Conveys materials between department's storage areas, loading areas, and printing presses.

  • Assist press crew with make-ready's and wash-ups as directed by the Lead Pressman. 

  • Cleans machines and work area daily.

  • Makes simple adjustments or repairs to equipment. Assist with press maintenance as directed.

  • Completes job forms and other department documents as necessary.

  • Shares responsibility with team / department members for quality of outputs.

  • Maintains neat and orderly department, implementing good housekeeping practices, including dumping all recycle and trash bins in the pressroom.

  • Work towards becoming a Pressman Level 2+ while learning the machine operation.

  • Perform all press maintenance as needed

  • This position may be required to work night and weekend work and the ability to work a 12 hour shift


Competencies & Skills

  • Ability and willingness to and successfully become forklift certified if hired.

  • Ability and willingness to successfully become pallet jack certified if hired.

  • Ability and willingness to successfully become electronic truck certified if hired.


Supervisory Responsibility

  • There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.



  • There is no travel associated with this position


Required Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent required


Preferred Experience

  • Previous production experience preferred.


Work Environment

  • This job operates in a fast paced, production environment.

  • This position is exposed to loud sounds


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, stand; crawl; kneel; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms and requires the ability to frequently required to lift products of up to  50 pounds and move rolls of newsprint over a 12 hour shift


Other Duties

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


The hourly wage for Colorado residents is $16.50. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition program, and 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).