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SGIA

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

Ink Lab & Production Manager (Chicago Area)

Employment

Growing US division of global screen printing and digital ink company is now hiring an Ink Lab & Production Manager. We are seeking an individual with excellent color matching skills, as well as a technical background in screen printing and knowledge of the screen printing industry. Ideal candidate will also have good computer and organizational skills. Must be able to do heavy lifting.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
• Color match UV and conventional inks from Pantone numbers, printed samples and
wet samples.
• Mixing of color matches according to formulas created
• Mixing of standard colors of ink from base and concentrate in larger batch sizes,
weighing, filling and labeling
• Quality control of batches with ability to adjust as needed
• Maintain data base for all formulas and batches produced
• Maintain ink retain archives
• Substrate testing to identify appropriate ink recommendations for customers
• Technical support and troubleshooting for current and prospective ink customers
• Insure proper shipping and packaging of inks.
• Receive company sponsored training and certification in Dangerous Goods/49CFR
shipping
• Maintain safety of the ink lab and ink production areas
• Maintain the SDS data base for inks and raw materials
• Insure proper ink disposal
• Requisition all supplies and equipment needed for ink lab and production
• Work with ink raw material suppliers, special effect suppliers, packaging suppliers,
etc.
• Work with substrate manufacturers as it relates to recommendations and
troubleshooting of inks
• Maintain contact with technical staff at parent company to be aware of R&D
developments and advise of specialty needs of customers

We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Located in Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

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