Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.
Narrow Web Development Lab Specialist
This position is an integral part of our corporate network of technical lab and field personnel. The development and completion of projects requires regular and frequent communication with the Technical Manager, Product Manager and other group members. Primarily responsible for completion of mid- to long-term development projects for the narrow web product portfolio, chiefly consisting of water based and UV-curable flexo inks and coatings. Product portfolio includes multiple water based and UV-curable flexo ink systems, as well as UV rotary screen and UV letterpress inks, some specialty product lines, and various coatings.
Essential Job Functions:
- Hands-on laboratory work, primarily with water based and UV-curable flexographic inks and coatings. Includes everything from product evaluations to simple formula modifications, to formulation from scratch when warranted. (50%)
- Other tasks that are necessary for project completion, including ordering lab samples and communicating project details with sales and CTS representatives. (20%)
- Preparation of presentation proofs, lab reports, and wet standards; maintenance of project log. (15%)
- Occasional travel for meetings and first-time customer trials. (5%)
- Other duties as assigned. (10%)
- College degree or equivalent in a science discipline preferred.
- At least 7 years’ experience formulating water based and/or UV-curable products.
- Proficiency with commonly-used proofing and testing equipment, and test methods, including bladed flexo handproofers, UV curing unit, Sutherland rub tester, COF tester, heat sealer, and spectrophotometer.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Experience with Microsoft Office software.
- SAP experience is a plus.
- Field experience is a plus.
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