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R & D Chemist - Digital Inks in West Chicago, IL at INX International Ink

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

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Job Description

Welcome to INX International, your home for performance-proven ink and coating products to match your print application and process. A global supplier as part of Sakata INX, a $1.3 billion company, INX International has more than 15 plants in the U.S. and Canada, and over 50 locations worldwide, on four continents. Among North America’s top three ink providers, only INX focuses solely on formulations for printing, from basic chemistries through finished product. We also provide advanced, environmentally-conscious ink systems and services for digital printing operations.
 
INX is a stable manufacturing company whose average employee has been here over 13.5 years. We offer a competitive salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401(k), and more.
 
We have an opening for a Research and Development Digital Chemist working on Solvent Water-Based and Energy Curable Inks.  This position will be at our West Chicago facility, which is going through a major renovation and doubling in size.  The expansion is due to growth and because we recently moved our Digital lab from California to West Chicago.  Our Chemists will enjoy a new office space and new lab equipment!   
Why you will love working at INX:
  • Our R&D has a strong knowledge base
    • 33% of our Chemists have over 15 years of experience
  • INX has cutting-edge innovation and technology
  • Collaborative teams
  • Autonomous work environment
  • Growth potential
 

Responsibilities
• Develops solvent water-based and/or energy curable inkjet inks and coatings 
• Conducts various tests including analytical, formulation, small batch manufacturing, pigment dispersion, and print 
• Provides technical information to customers to help in the design, qualification, and troubleshooting of product development 
• Stays up to date with new market trends and new technological changes in the analytical and chemical industry 
Qualifications (Skills - Education - Experience)
• Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or equivalent degree
• Five years of experience formulating inks and coatings
• Knowledge in rheology, pigment dispersions, interfacial/colloidal science, polymer chemistry, and color science 
• Excellent math and science, as well as, written and verbal communication skills 
• Ability to travel both domestically and internationally 
 
Additional Qualifications Requested or Helpful: 
• SAP knowledge 
• Strong ability to interpret color
 
We require a post offer pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer - disability/veteran