Ink Technician

Full time @Little Rapids Corporation posted 1 week ago

Job Description

Basic Position Objective Statement:

The Ink Technician is responsible for continuous support to press operations by dispensing ink consistently and having correct color match for each work order resulting in minimal ink adjustment by operators.

Safety Philosophy:

Little Rapids Corporation will manufacture products in a manner that respects the safety and health of our associates, the environment, and the communities in which we operate.  We believe that every Associate plays critical role in creating a safe work environment by exhibiting personal safe behaviors.  To be successful as a company, we will have exemplary safety performance.

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

·         Operate work center machines safely and identify unsafe work behaviors, areas, and methods.

·         Participate in the manufacture and distribution of quality finished products that meets specifications and meets/exceeds established production and department standards.

·         Use PMS Pantone color referencing system to match colors supplied from a customer sample.

·         Maintain consistent color match when making batches of ink to include document ink draw down.

·         Provide technical support and color matching skills to Press Operators, while coaching and mentoring them to understand the parameters and capabilities of flexographic ink.

·         Reduce inventory by working off press returns manually and maintaining lean ink inventories to avoid unnecessary build-up of press return/work off ink that is critical to remaining competitive and profitable.

·         Identify and react to production problems (safety, quality, shortage of raw materials, out of spec raw materials and inventory issues.)

·         Attend and participate in meetings and training sessions as required (e.g. safety, quality, production, teams, informational, continuous improvement, and others as requested.

·         Troubleshoot machine problems and determine which problems need to escalate to maintenance and/or supervisor/manager.

·         Willingness and flexibility to work a variety of shifts that involve all days of the week as needed.  This includes ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as determined by the business.

·         Maintain records and files for VOC reporting, color matching, job information, batch tracking, inventory control, Rework Program and Quality Control.

·         All other assignments assigned by management.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the “essential functions” for purposes of the ADA.

Knowledge, Education and Training Qualifications and Certifications

High School/G.E.D. required

Key Functional Competencies

·         Experience in pre-press to include ink dispensing and/or plate mounting preferred.

·         Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a paper converting environment.

·         Experience in warehousing/shipping environments is helpful.

·         Experience in quality management systems (FDA, ISO, Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, etc.)

·         Spectrophotometer color matching experience.