Matches colors and formulates ink to customer specification with economical use of color base combinations.
Selects bases and vehicles so that inks formulated meet or exceed customer needs, regarding such qualities as color, fade resistance, odor, rub resistance, coating compatibility, printing methods, viscosity, tack, grind, etc.
Prepares formula, supervises and participates in weighing out necessary ingredients, mixing and milling all inks to be produced at in plant operation.
Performs standard quality control tests to insure inks meet or exceed customer specifications.
Prepares draw-downs and displays for color comparisons.
Furnishes press side technical service as required to adjust problems, such as shade, color, body, stripping, bleeding, skinning, and assisting with press related problems. Performs troubleshooting.
Orders inks, coatings, and raw materials. Maintain inventory levels. Learns computer skills.
Identifies press returns and learns work-off of materials to insure low dormancy levels.
Maintains production and quality control records of all products produced and advises branch as to amount of ink to be billed to in plant operation.
Maintains In plant in a state of good housekeeping and safe operation.
Provides monthly activity report to manager on all monthly in plant activities including total number of batches, color matches, and trials.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. 2-3 years pressroom or ink experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and coordination skills required to anticipate and react to customer needs and maintain a strong customer focus
Knowledge of Company’s products, press operation and capabilities, raw material properties, and pigments.
Good follow through and problem resolution abilities.
Good computer skills
Ability to lift up to 50+ lbs.
Color blindness test.
High School diploma/GED