Technical Specialist

Production Charlotte, North Carolina


The technician is responsible for maintenance and repair of all electrical, electronic and computerized equipment in the printing plant. Extensive electrical, electronic and computer knowledge and experience are important prerequisites for this job.

Project management and routine preventative and corrective maintenance tasks are required.  Oversight of work performed by contractors on electrical, electronic and computerized equipment as well as other
duties may be assigned from time to time.

Documentation and the use of asset maintenance tools are an important part of this position, and the technician will assist in maintaining and updating an accurate asset maintenance system.  Technicians are expected to use asset maintenance tools to develop, maintain and manage maintenance tasks as well as manage parts ordering and inventory.  The documentation function also applies to preventative maintenance (PMs), operating procedures and technical drawings; the technician shall maintain a log of equipment PM’s.

The technician is responsible for assisting with operator education for all supported equipment and assisting the press/mail crew with electrical and  electronic press maintenance, when needed.  When operational or equipment related problems interfere with efficient and timely processing of the press order, the technician may be required to perform additional operational duties in the imaging/plateroom, reelroom, pressroom or mailroom, as directed by the press foreman.                          

Required qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a two-year technical/electronics degree or equivalent military training and three years’ work experience in the following areas:
  • Industrial Controls including PLC’s, PC knowledge (desktop & servers) and LAN/WAN networking. (This is not a desktop support position.)
  • In-depth knowledge of electro/mechanical devices required.
  • Must possess experience reading schematics and using various types of test equipment.
  • Proven problem-solving skills essential.


  • 37.5 hours per week. (7.5-hour shift 5 days per week).
  • Approximately 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Monday to Sunday (days assigned as needed).
  • Overtime as required.


McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.