Ink Technician X2

West Yorkshire

Job summary

Future Recruitment Ltd
Packaging, Pre-Press, Printing, Printing - Digital Printing, Printing - Flexographic, Printing - Gravure, Printing - Lithographic, Printing - Screen Printing, Printing - Sheetfed Offset, Printing - Web Offset, Printing - Wide Format
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job




Salary: £25-35K depending on experience.

Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm - 40 hours per week, Voluntary overtime available for holiday cover and high production periods

Job type: Full time, permanent

Reporting To: Sales Director / Technical Sales Manager

Our client is seeking 2 in-plant 'Ink Technicians' to work alongside the current Senior Technician to assist, learn, and develop the skills required to run a busy ink department within one of their customer sites in West Yorkshire.

Duties & Responsibilities: (Training given)

  • Providing a consistent timely ink dispensing service in line with the daily production plan.
  • Ink formulating, mixing and matching using spectrophotometer and proofing equipment.
  • Ensuring all operating and health and safety procedures are adhered to, reporting any safety incidents to management.
  • Carrying out any necessary colour corrections on press.
  • Maintain stock control of all inks, varnishes, and cleaning products, by doing routine stock counts, and ordering products in a timely manner when required.
  • Ensure absolute departmental cleanliness as well as inspecting and cleaning the dispensing and ancillary equipment daily, reporting any faults.
  • Control and organise the safe removal of all the empty waste tubs and ink.
  • Supporting production ink trials and press passes.

Additional / Key Skills:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, Supervisors, senior staff, and customers.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
  • Further integration with other departments within the company, making the ink department as productive and efficient as possible.


  • Previous experience working with printing inks or similar products such as paints is beneficial but not essential.
  • Previous experience with ink dispensing systems is beneficial but not essential.
  • Good communication and numerical skills.
  • Ability to use own initiative and good organisational skills.
  • Must have excellent good colour vision and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage and deal with change in a fast-moving demanding environment.
  • Maintain the high standards set within the business.
  • Good attendance and timekeeping.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office and ink formulation software such as IF6 would be beneficial.
  • A full and clean UK driving licence.

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