In-Plant Flexo Ink Manager


Job summary

Harrison Scott Associates
Negotiable / DOE
Packaging, Printing, Printing - Flexographic
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Amongst other pressroom products, our renowned Client specialises in the manufacture and supply of graphical printing and packaging inks.

The successful candidate will be based with their prestigious Customer, a high quality, multi sited packaging company.

The position requires Teamwork in addition to some supervisory experience and applications are also open to Flexo Printers who have the relevant 'hands on' experience using Ink Formulation software - please note the post holder must have at least 2 years’ experience of working either in an Ink manufacturing / supply environment - or with a Printed Packaging Company using Flexo Inks.

Hours: 8am-4pm, 37.5 hour week. 

Capabilities, Skills & Experience required:

Must have good colour vision & an eye for detail

The post holder must have 2 years’ experience of working in an Ink or print based environment

Must have excellent communication skills and be capable of performing their daily duties without direct supervision

Must be able to work under pressure and demonstrate value activity to the customer

IT skills are essential as are good problem solving skills

Must be methodical and tidy in their work

Must hold a full driving license

Key Responsibilities.

Provide on-site support to customer through the following:

Dispense ink in line with the daily production plan(s)

The physical ability to move product to & from machine(s).

Book back press returns into the dispense management system

Place press returns in clearly marked locations

Re-work press returns where possible

Cluster press returns into common running colours

Place a weekly material order using the order form provided

File all delivery notes for month end consignment stock count

Book new deliveries into the dispense management system

Replenish material stocks on dispense management system

Arrange uplift of any empty containers or waste ink, ensuring containers are safely palletised

and lids are secured.

Support ink blender and ink production through the following:

Observe all customer & Company H&S rules and polices

Ensure ink area complies with customers hygiene accreditation

Maintain dispensing equipment & working area with good housekeeping techniques

Provide on-site technical support to customer through the following:

Attending daily production & any ‘pre-flight’ meetings

Supporting press trials &/or customer trials

Provide customer with colour matchings (hand drawn-downs & digital) within the agreed time


Update & maintain digital colour database & recipes within the dispense management system

Update & maintain X-rite (iQC) with existing & new colour standards.

Support on-site colour corrections & basic trouble shooting on press

Support on-site training to the Ink blender

Support ink management and ink production through the following:

Produce monthly KPI report based on customers consumption data

Maintain colour measurement equipment.

Capture any ‘NCR’ issues & action accordingly.

**All applications in strictest confidence.

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