Pictou Location

Head Press Operator 5 Colour Offset Press Production

Advocate Printing & Publishing skillfully communicates the customers’ message with ingenuity, pride and respect for people and our communities. Our customers’ success makes our business successful. The Advocate family values and understands that people really do make a difference. Advocate Printing & Publishing is the largest privately owned printing and publishing company in Atlantic Canada. To quote our C.E.O., Sean Murray “I look forward to enhancing our economy and communities through better communications”.


We are recruiting a Head Press Operator to join our five colour offset printing team. The Head Press Operator must enjoy working within a team, possesses the skills and qualities that make a difference and excels at print production.




The Head Press Operator works with the press production team to ensure off-set print production orders are produced, within expected timeframes, meet quality standards, while minimizing waste, and optimizing press equipment operations. The successful candidate will collaborate with team members, pre-media staff and management to ensure work orders meet client requirements.


Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Completion of Community College or equivalent working experience.
  • Ideally 3 years’ working as a lead or second on a four or five colour Heidelberg press.
  • Must be able to work on your feet most of the day.
  • Able to work under deadline requirements.
  • Able to make adjustments quickly while avoiding waste.
  • Solid knowledge of mechanical and electrical press operations.
  • Very good leadership and mentoring skills with ability to train and develop staff.
  • Must be able to understand and control automated press operations as required.
  • Very good mechanical and electrical aptitude.
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills are also required.
  • Basic understanding of computers is required.
  • Must be able to compute weights, percentages and measures of inventory to complete job orders.
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be willing to work rotating shift schedules.
  • Must follow safe work practises and wear all required personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to help define and work within standard operating guidelines.
  • Must be willing to make a difference and excels at indispensable customer service.
  • A character that exemplifies company values including integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, and mutual respect


If you are looking for a great career opportunity and want to work within The Town of Pictou, located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia this is a great opportunity. The friendly people of Pictou offer a family community with diverse amenities. We enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with a mixture of old world charm and culture together with modern facilities and friendly hospitality. Pictou County is made up of people who share a strong regional identity. The towns of New Glasgow, Trenton, Stellarton and Westville form our urban area. Surrounding the towns are the numerous villages and hamlets that make up the rural municipality of the County of Pictou.


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Join our Team

Advocate Printing & Publishing offers a unique opportunity for people looking for a challenging career within the scenic setting of a beautiful Nova Scotia seaside town. If this appeals to you, then we would like to hear from you. Strong customer service, cutting edge technologies and a full group of in-house production services are fueling our growth. We are currently in need of full-time team members for several of our divisions.

Advocate Printing is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive compensation and benefits.





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