InPlant Technician II (Hamburg, PA)

Sun Chemical Corporation - Hamburg, PA (30+ days ago)3.6


Under general supervision is responsible for matching, blending, producing and quality controlling of inks made and used at the customer location, providing press side technical service, ordering materials, managing inventory. Acts as a liaison between the customer and Sun Chemical Corporation.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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 inplant 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 workoff 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 inplant operation.
Maintains Inplant in a state of good housekeeping and safe operation.
Provides monthly activity report to manager on all monthly inplant activities including total number of batches, color matches, and trials.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Basic knowledge of different ink types.
Must pass color blindness test.
Sufficient mathematical skills.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or equivalent certificate (GED) and 3-5 years experience.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK: Full Time Days/ Non-Exempt