Ink Technician   IN   Mason, OH   AT   Multi-Color U.S.

Date Posted: 1/27/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Mason, OH
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

At Multi-Color Corporation we thrive as the worlds best label solutions provider with our values as our guide: Integrity, Passion, Creativity, Perseverance, Achievement.

Work Schedule:  6pm-6am on rotating nights

Position Objective: 

Provide support to all press departments, by ensuring a quality product is produced for the printing process.  The ink department shall strive to have material ready when needed, check materials before press for defects, and work with operators when problems arise with materials and completing all other position functions in ways that are efficient, effective and quality conscious.  

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Follow and support all established ink department procedures.
  • Support production area and operators, ensure correct job components are available at the point of use and delivered based on production needs.
  • Maintain work center equipment in good working order. Perform operator preventive maintenance on equipment as outlined in operator PM schedule.  Report equipment problems immediately and fill out work orders as necessary.  Calibrate Brookfield, Spectrophotometers, pH meters.
  • Review  jobs on daily schedule and prepare inks. Review dispatch list in preparation of upcoming jobs.
  • Review job tickets and verify ink is available and used as specified.
  • Prepare drawdowns for inks going out to press and adjust them as necessary to match customer color specifications.
  • Replace returned inks in the appropriate storage units.
  • Supply color standards to press and file them appropriately when they are returned.
  • Assist with color adjustments on press and routinely check on press progress.
  • Order new and replacement Aniloxes. Provide feedback on changes and/or addition of blades to achieve color on press.
  • Fulfill drawdown (color sample) requests.
  • Create formulas to match customer color samples that may not be in the PMS book and create formulas for PMS colors and enter the formulas into the computer.
  • Assist with SDS maintenance.
  • Enter  new Vision ink codes into the system.
  • Approve consignment inventories monthly as required.
  • Proactively work to move existing inks that have been unused or off shade into new formulas to try to keep inventory down, disposing of outdated water based and UV inks and scents appropriately.
  • Check in and store supplies, rotate inventory, and date all UV materials upon arrival.
  • Collaborate with purchasing on supplies from vendors.
  • Estimate and order materials for jobs.  Proactively maintain and control inventory levels.
  • Question discrepancies between previous and new orders.
  • Enter spectral targets for specific jobs.  Generate targets on new jobs.  Supply operators with documentation.
  • Maintain ink storage and waste pickups
  • Seek to improve the ink department process through recommending equipment enhancement, process improvements and procedure changes.
  • Organize and remove unnecessary equipment and parts, store them in their proper location.
  • Apply lean philosophy through Kaizen event participation, improvement activities and lean initiatives to support corporate objectives.
  • Ensure 6S visual scans are completed as well as 6S standards followed thru sustainment activities.
  • Assist in participating in Root Cause Countermeasure activities to identify areas where improvement is needed and put a plan in motion to address those areas. 
  • Participation in continuous improvement efforts in value stream to ensure waste reduction, cost savings, increase speed, and on time delivery
  • Required to work 12 hour shifts; required to work weekends as scheduled on a regular or as-needed basis.

Duties may be changed or additional duties assigned.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED and/or equivalent knowledge and experience.  1 – 2 year degree in printing-related field preferred.  Equivalent knowledge and experience is considered.

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong written/verbal interpersonal and communication skills.  Must be able to read, write, and comprehend instructions.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Strong initiative, problem-solving, and resourcefulness.

Physical Demands:

Works in a manufacturing environment and will be required to wear hearing, foot, and/or other personal protective equipment while performing duties in a manufacturing setting.  May, on a continuous basis, stand for a long period of time and stoop, bend, and kneel frequently.  Moderate to frequent walking.  Lift up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close & distance vision, ability to adjust focus, and ability to distinguish color variations, peripheral and depth perception. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually medium to loud.  

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

If you need special assistance or an accommodation in applying, please contact our Human Resources Department at

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or  applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly