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Corrugated Plant - Ink Tech - Hebron, KY

Pratt Display, a division of Pratt Industries is seeking INK TECHS in the Hebron, KY facility.

Pratt Industries is America's 5th largest paper and packaging company with more than 4,000 highly skilled employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt Industries is one of the largest corrugated packaging companies in America, with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than a dozen states. The company operates three of the most modern, cost effective paper mills in the country, as well as a series of sheet and box plants strategically placed throughout the United States offering a wide range of creative packaging solutions. Pratt Industries is committed to recycling and the environment by "harvesting the urban forest."

Pratt Display is a valued division of Pratt Industries. Pratt Display provides supply chain solutions for in-store marketing companies. We are a leader in the Point of Purchase industry working with many of the Top 50 Consumer Products companies in the design, development, and manufacturing of their POP promotions. Pratt Display currently has locations in Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Pratt Industries offers competitive compensation plans with incentive opportunities, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, FSA, All State, Pre Paid Legal, and 401(k) with company match, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

All candidates must apply on our website to be considered for the position. To search our site for these vacant positions, you can easily use search option three to search for the desired positions. You can pull up all positions at this location by searching the keyword Hebron, KY or you can go straight to the positing using the ATS number:
Ink Tech - ATS Number: 09031500002668


SUMMARY
Responsible for all activities associated with making flexo inks.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Use a spectrophotometer.
Order or initiate orders for the various ink bases.
Assist flexo operator in attaining the correct ink color on the sheet being printed.
Coordinate with production scheduler the correct ink and the correct amount of ink to have to produce all orders.
Perform end-of-month inventories of all inks and ink bases.
Keep ink kitchen clean and organized all times.
Maintain accuracy of scales for weighing ink.
Train flexo operators in the operation of the ink kitchen and the adjustment of inks on press to maintain proper quality of print.
Monitor non-use of various inks and report to supervisor on a monthly basis.
Complete necessary reports in an accurate and timely manner, including but not limited to: Production Data, Machine Operational Status, Safety Data, Quality Data.
When inks become inactive work-off into black ink or some other color, if possible.
Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.
Adheres to production schedule. Makes recommendations for optimizing the schedule to meet cost, quality and service goals. Reports any unusual scheduling issues to Supervisor.
Additional duties may be assigned by management.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED.
Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:
1. Prior work experience in the corrugated industry.
2. 6 months' experience as a Press Department Operator.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Able to read and follow instructions on factory masters.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Able to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy. Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate. Able to apply concepts of high school math.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or graphic form. Ability to deal with problems involving one or more concrete variables in standardized situations.
TECHNICAL SKILLS
The individual must have a working knowledge of the following:
Computers, spectrophotometer, pH and viscosity levels of inks.
Ability to recognize and distinguish all colors.
Product quality specifications.
Quality standards.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
The performance of the employee will be measured as follows:
Operating standards - the employee will need to meet or exceed the Operating Standards in the areas of quality, cost, safety, customer satisfaction and productivity. Such standards will be set annually and communicated to the employee.
Personal growth - while the company will provide the tools to assist the employee to grow professionally the responsibility for moving forward lies with the individual. Each year there will be goals developed and agreed to by the employee and his/her superior.
Employee relations - through observations the employee will be evaluated regarding his/her behaviors associated with appropriate human interaction, respect and communication.
Creativity - this will be evaluated by how active the employee is in participating in advancing the business through new and innovative ideas.


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