Press Trainee – Full Time

The Columbian’s Press department is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and mechanically inclined person to fill the opening of Press Trainee.

Responsibilities of the Press department include printing quality products by adjusting ink and water balance, checking color register and assisting in general maintenance and clean up.

The successful candidate will have a strong, demonstrable mechanical aptitude and attention to detail, proven ability to analyze information and apply it to solve problems, ability to understand and follow instructions, good communication and interpersonal skills.


Physical requirements for this job are:

Frequent standing, walking, pushing and pulling rolls of paper, climbing stairs and ladders, crawling, kneeling, crouching, stooping, grasping and reaching.


If you are looking for a career in the printing industry this is a wonderful opportunity to earn while you learn.

We offer competitive pay starting at $16.00 per hour and an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision, profit sharing / 401(k) as well as vacation and sick leave.

If you have the qualification listed and would like to be considered for this position, please complete an application and pre-employment consent form and return to The Columbian, Attn: HR, PO Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98660-0180 or email to

Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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