Ink In-Plant Technician
Job Opportunity at Executive Directions & Pinnacle Int'l

Posted on Dec 30

http://www.executive-directions.com    (330) 499-1001

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4163029

Position Summary: 
The In-Plant Technician’s purpose is to provide high-quality printing inks to the customer within their facility.  This includes blending of finished materials to inventory control to final hand-off to the customer.  They will also be the liaison with parent Company locations and the customer. 
Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain supplier-customer relationship at all times
  • Responsible for material handling, batch-weighing, and blending/mixing duties
  • Operate laboratory equipment, testing equipment, ink dispensers, computers, etc., and maintain proper instrument calibration
  • Run quality tests on produced materials, maintaining complete and accurate records of technical information, including inspection results and detailed notes on adjustment activities
  • Identify ink chemistries for specific system needs
  • Data-entry of orders and batch tickets
  • Maintain inventory control
  • Continuously monitor & improve work processes for increased efficiency
  • Conduct regular safety inspections, of equipment
  • Adhere to preventative maintenance program for equipment
  • Supervision & motivation of in-plant team
  • Resolve personnel problems by analyzing data, investigating issues, identifying solutions, recommending action, and follow-through of actions
  • Comply with all Company and Customer safety, waste, and chemical/hazardous materials handling practices
  • Annual written review of direct reports performance and goal setting; ongoing performance dialogue with personnel throughout year
  • Provide leadership, development, and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives
  • Maintain good housekeeping; keep a clean and orderly work area
  • Complete other related duties as assigned by supervisor and/or customer
Essential Skills & Experience:
  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • Five (5) plus years ink production experience
  • Five (5) plus years color matching and blending procedures experience
  • Satisfactory completion of Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Color Hue Test (or similar)
  • A self-starter; demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize work, and self-motivate
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff (production employees through upper management) in a professional, courteous manner
  • Reliable, dependable employee with good attendance practices
  • Computer competency using office applications (Word, Excel) and email
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide proficiently; this includes use and calculation of percentages, decimals, fractions, and whole numbers, and the understanding of unit conversions (i.e. kg  to lbs).
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, maintaining a positive attitude, and the ability to motivate people are needed
  • Ability to successfully set priorities and obtain goals
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working with hazardous materials
  • Ability to read and write clearly and concisely
  • Commitment to Company values
  • Adhere to all Company and Customer Company policies
Valued but not required skills & experience:
  • College or Technical training
  • Forklift Certified
  • HazMat Certified
  • Shipping/Receiving experience
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements: 
  • Demonstrate ability to work with hazardous chemicals. 
  • Physical ability to lift and move material (at least 50 lbs.)
  • Standing, walking, sitting up to 10-hours per day
  • Minimal travel required (<10%) to locations or customers across the US
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