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Ink Technician


New York

Sector : TC Transcontinental Packaging

Full/Part-time : Full-time

Ink Technician
About this opportunity:The Ink Technician (2nd Shift) is responsible of verify conformance of all inks and specifications by performing various responsibilities that includes blending, producing and quality controlling of solvent packaging inks as per each jobs requisition.What you will do:
  • Champion and foster a safe work environment by adhering to all safety and regulatory procedures. Ensure all regulatory and OSHA standards are implemented and adhered to including, but not limited to, LOTO, working at heights, confined space, hot work, training, recordkeeping, etc.
  • Champion food safety compliance and readiness, particularly by following and enforcing Safe Quality Food (SQF) and good housekeeping guidelines.
  • Managing day to day operation that will support and contribute to a healthy and safe work environment following all workplace regulations, policies, and initiatives, including reporting all first aid injuries, accidents, and workplace hazards.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable PPE and Food Safety policies and procedures, wear steel tipped shoes, hearing protection, safety glasses, hairnets, beard nets, etc.
  • Follow all SOP’s procedures is mandatory.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Review and understand Print Master for ink requirements.
  • Monitor and understand X-rite and L*a*b* readings.
  • Operate and maintain all equipment. (Ex. Ink Dispenser, K-Proofer and Hand Rollers, etc.)
  • Support maintenance dept. and perform preventive maintenance of equipment with assigned PM tasks.
  • Maintain complete and accurate record of all technical information. (Ex. Q.C X-rite under a Delta E of 1.00 and record it on the Daily Color Match form).
  • Learn to troubleshoot at press side by recording and monitoring press run / downtime.
  • Clearly communicate to other shifts and involved personnel the status of any job (s) being worked on during, before or after your shift has ended.
  • Follow staging procedures to storage inks at the established staging area based on the daily press schedule (Goal is to stage 8 to 24 hrs. prior).
  • Identify press returns and follow the work off program of materials to insure low dormancy levels. Utilize Ink dispenser for inventory control, work off and batch production.
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement projects.
  • Completing other related duties as assigned by managers or supervisors.

What you have to offer:

  • Reading and writing skills corresponding to the level of High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous experience operating a printing press (Flexo, Stack, Litho, Gravure).
  • 2+ years' experience operating Ink dispenser, X-Rite Exact Spectro, Lab Mixer, Kit Mixer (air driven), Hand Proofer, Lab and production scales.
  • Basic knowledge of different ink types.
  • Must pass color blindness test.
  • Mathematical skills.
  • Ability to read a measuring tape.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand simple and concise instructions or information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of solvent ink formulations, Flexographic printing and laminating processes.
  • Computer literate: Demonstrates computer proficiency and comfort with Word, Excel and PowerPoint software necessary for day-to-day operations.
  • Ability to interpret work order and Print Master.
  • Possess visual acuity to sufficiently identify product non-conformances including basic colors and shades.

What we have to offer:

  • Opportunity to be part of a dynamic and highly motivating work environment where you can develop your potential and launch an exciting career.
  • Development opportunities where your input makes a difference. A competitive compensation package, 401K plan and flexible benefits that are customizable to you and your family’s needs.
  • Variety of opportunities to learn and be involved in different activities.  Competitive compensation.
  • Employee perks such as discounts from suppliers on various products and services such as insurance, wireless bundles, travel, and much more. 


The compensation and reference to benefits for this role is listed on this posting in compliance with applicable law. The selected candidate’s compensation will be determined based on experience, and qualifications. Please note that the compensation and benefits listed below are only applicable to successful candidates who are hired onto local United States payroll.

The anticipated salary range for this position is $19.50 - $19.50

TC Transcontinental offers competitive compensation and benefits programs which includes, but is not limited to, health care coverage, retirement plan, time off and leave programs, training and development opportunities and a range of allowances connected to specific work situations.

TC Transcontinental, Making Impressions Count

TC Transcontinental is a leader in flexible packaging in North America, and Canada’s largest printer. The Corporation is also the leading Canadian French-language educational publishing group. For over 40 years, TC Transcontinental’s story has been one of innovation and transformation to meet our customers’ evolving needs. Our strong family values, entrepreneurial spirit and long-term vision have always been at the heart of our success.  With our 3 business sectors of Packaging, Print and Media, we continue to optimize, transform, and grow while making impressions that count! 

TC Transcontinental Packaging blends Art, Science, and Technology to create flexible packaging for familiar brands you encounter everyday. Packaging that protects and preserves products, accentuates brands at retail, and is sustainable. We are a passionate about sustainability and social responsibility. As a values-driven organization, we are focused on innovation and developing flexible packaging that supports our vision for a circular economy where plastic never becomes waste. Join the TC Transcontinental Packaging team and make a difference in the packaging industry.

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