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Ink Technician/Adjuster

Reports To: Press Supervisor

Back-up Position: Printing Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Makes inks according to the daily production schedule.

  • Reads entire job ticket for information required for the set up and running of production order.

  • Assist the press operator and press assistant during changeovers by assuring that the decks are being washed down

  • correctly and the inks are being properly saved and labeled for return to inventory. Return inks to inventory.

  • Makes sure the press does not run out of ink at anytime

  • Sends inks to press on color based on the standard

  • Adjust inks to design expectations, measure color using Xrite Spectro densitometer and record data in ColorCert

  • Ensure proper viscosity is maintained when making adds or toning ink press side.

  • Prints ColorCert data for each job

  • Review press sheets for color consistency and print quality.

  • Maintain the shop floor ink inventory system.

  • Keep the ink room clean, neat and organized.

  • Keep the necessary solvents supplied in the solvent storage area in the ink room.

  • Run the solvent recovery unit. Keep the area clean, neat and organized.

  • Remove all empty drums to the storage area.

  • Remove and label all Hazardous Waste including Plate Solvent & Press Wash Still Bottoms

  • Maintain the satellite waste drums by sealing and weighing them. Place the proper label on them and remove them from the press room.

  • Keep lids on all drums and buckets when not in use.

  • Keep all inks and coatings mixed

  • Cut all drums and kits to 5 seconds above run viscosity

  • Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Ensure a clean and safe work area.

  • Complete production paperwork.

  • Train new associates.

  • Other duties as assigned by Shift Supervisor or Manager.

  • Be available to cover absences within the department as requested by management.

  • Cover the off-shift vacations and PTO


  • Assure compliance with all SQF Procedure requirements

  • Assure compliance with all GMP requirements

  • Assure compliance with all 5S procedures and requirements

  • Assure all products are manufactured in a safe, quality manner

  • Assure compliance with all customer specifications

  • Promote and enforce compliance with all employees


SQF / Food Safety Responsibilities

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