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Ink Technician

Description: 

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

IN-PLANT INK TECHNICIAN

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Description:  The in-plant ink technician’s function is to perform all technical, manufacturing, and reporting tasks pertaining to ink as required by the customer.  The ink technician works inside the customer’s plant, solely for that customer’s ink technical needs.  The in-plant may also help the customer with press related issues, maximizing efficiencies related to ink usage or press set up, cost reduction measures, or other issues as the customer requires. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Color matches and re-matches
  • Manufacture ink batches for print jobs
  • Press side technical assistance
  • Maintain customer ink inventory; Work-off/re-work old ink
  • File ink usage reports, other reports as necessary
  • Attend production meetings and other customer meetings as required
  • Any other technical issues needed by customer: Ink training, ink improvements, cost reductions, etc.
     
    Background: Position open for in-plant ink technician to work in the Tucker, GA Preprint facility, which is in the Atlanta area.  This position will be in the Specialty Products ink division, reporting to the In-plant Manager in the Tucker, GA Preprint facility.  The Specialty Products division provides printing inks, printing plates, and related services to flexographic packaging printers, both within International Paper and to outside customers.  The in-plant ink technician will provide on-site ink manufacturing and technical service for Tucker Preprint, which manufactures high quality pre-printed liner for the corrugated packaging industry.
     
    Key Functions: The in-plant ink technician’s function is to perform all technical, manufacturing, and reporting tasks pertaining to ink and printing as required by the customer.  The ink technician works inside the customer’s plant, solely for that customer’s ink technical needs.  The in-plant will also help the customer with press related issues, maximizing efficiencies related to ink usage or press set up, cost reduction measures, or other issues as the customer requires.  Specific key functions are:  Color matching and re-matching, blending ink batches for print jobs, press side technical assistance (toning colors, adjusting ink to improve print quality, assisting with Customer Approvals, etc.), maintaining customer ink inventory, re-working old ink, filing ink usage reports and other reports as necessary, attend production meetings and other customer meetings as required, any other technical issues needed by customer, such as ink training, ink improvements, cost reductions, etc.
     
    Requirements: High School diploma or equivalency required.  At least two years experience with flexographic printing inks preferred, ideally in a customer in-plant setting.  Knowledge of and previous experience with ink color matching and press side trouble shooting is preferred, and experience in pre-printed liner applications is highly desirable.

 

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Location: 

Tucker, GA, US, 30084

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Jun 18, 2022

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