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Ink Technician in Algoma, WI at WS Packaging

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Algoma, WI
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

Requisition Number
Ink Technician

WS Packaging Group Inc. Algoma is looking for an Ink Technician on our B Shift, Wednesday-Friday and every other Saturday 4:45PM-5AM.
  • Support production area and operators, review job ensure correct components are available at the point of use and delivered based on production needs.
  • Review job tickets and verify ink is available and used as specified.
  • Follow and support all established ink department procedures with 100% compliance. There are to be no deviations, without approval from support team leader.
  • 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.
  • Do draw downs on inks going out to press and adjust them to match 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. Suggest Anilox 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, create formulas for PMS colors and enter the formulas into the computer.
  • Assist with MSDS maintenance.
  • Entry of new Vision ink codes into the system.
  • Make/validate total dollar mount. Approve consignment inventories monthly.
  • Work off existing inks that have been unused or off shade into new formulas to try to keep inventory down, disposing of outdated water based and UV inks and scents appropriately.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.
  • Generate VOC’s report monthly.
  • Enter spectral targets for specific jobs. Generate targets on new jobs.  Supply operators with documentation.
  • Seek to improve the ink department process through recommending equipment enhancement, process improvements and procedure changes.
  • Look up jobs on daily schedule and prepare inks. Review dispatch list in preparation of upcoming jobs.
  • Request help from the press TRP during peak periods. During slow periods seek, and assist other departments, i.e., help in finishing and parts departments when slow or give breaks in finishing.
  • Organize and remove unnecessary equipment and parts, store them in their proper location.
  • Use good judgment and “best for business” tactics when dealing with trouble shooting problems and opportunities.
  • 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
  • Report and participate in safety incident investigation while maintaining a safe work environment.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

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.