Ink room Tech
Brockton, MA 02301
Salary is based on experience
Develops color formulas and mixes screen printing ink, adhesives, and varnishes for production according to established company procedures and customer requirements. Mixes standard and matched color ink, sample ink batches, prints swatch,and performs color check per color specifications. Estimates quantity of ink to be mixed. Performs vendor quality check on incoming ink. Uses various color measurement instruments, maintains ink inventories, and records by performing the following duties personally or through assistant personnel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Compares customer's sample with standard color card, or blends pigments into solution and compares results with sample to determine formula required to duplicate colors.Selects formula ingredients according substrate to be printed and properties desired by customer.Records color formula and issues formula and mixing procedure to appropriate workers or mixes ink.Estimates quantity of ink to be mixed according to coverage requirements.May prepares color sequence chart to guide press operator in setting up press.Compares printed swatch with customer's sample to verify color shade.Coordinates ink room activities with printing department production schedule.Uses colorimeter and/or spectrophotometer to match sample colors from customer if necessary.Maintains cleanliness of work area and keeps equipment clean such as air mixers, high-speed dispersion equipment,mills, viscometers, grind gauges, and scales.Keeps inventory of materials and requisitions supplies.Performs vendor quality check on incoming ink.Maintains records to verify ink room operations.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)with emphasis on chemistry; or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Skills in laboratory work, computer, and measurement equipment helpful. Must have good judgment of color.
Job Type: Full-time
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