Laboratory Technician

Kalamazoo

Job Description

  • Color match and formulate inks utilizing Ink Formulation software – will train.
  • Formulate inks to meet customer specifications for their specific applications.
  • Weigh, blend and proof inks in a laboratory setting.
  • Follow appropriate quality control and inspection process for inks to ensure quality based on customer specifications, as well as backup in the Quality Control department.
  • Complete raw material evaluations for potential backup or replacement raw materials.
  • Assist with maintaining the work-off ink process for non-conforming products by regulating use and storage, and creating formulas to work waste into sellable product.
  • Data entry of laboratory data into company software.
  • Make sure that the office, equipment and floors are cleaned and properly maintained up to the standards the supervisor has put into place.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Strong PC computer skills, and ability to learn complex software applications.
  • Must have strong communications skills and a working knowledge of MS Excel.
  • An Associate Degree or higher is preferred and a minimum of a high school degree is required
  • Ability to differentiate small variances in color and have excellent color aptitude and an understanding of color theory.
  • The ideal candidate will have 3 years of experience in ink color matching, pressroom and work-off formulation but will train the right person.
  • Mathematical skills including percentages, etc.
  • Ability to use small electronic laboratory scales.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds occasionally.
  • Strong emphasis on the ability to identify, set and review quality standards for customers.

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