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INX International Ink Co. is the third largest ink company in North America and specializes in inks and coatings for the commercial printing, food packaging, metal decorating, and other fields. We take pride in developing and manufacturing the highest quality inks available to our customers worldwide. The employees who make this happen are dedicated individuals working together to meet our customer’s needs.
We are currently seeking an bench chemist with 4-5 years of experience for our Digital INX facility in San Leandro, California.
Essential functions of the job are:
Evaluate raw materials as to their application to inks and/or coatings concerning quality and cost and make recommendations as to appropriate substitutions. May revise or develop ink and/or coating formulations.
Responsibilities for this position are:
Carrys out research and development assignments that are relatively broad in nature, usually requiring considerable knowledge of particular field of chemical specialization. Prepare standards and specification for processes, facilities, products, and tests. Analyze technical aspects of projects, and determines methods and techniques to be used and principles to be applied. Conduct research on manufactured products to develop and improve products, collect and record data, interpretation and conclusions and report results. Conduct research into composition, structure, properties and relationships of printing inks, coatings, and raw materials used in their formulation.
Qualifications (Skills - Education - Experience):
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. Able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals. Able to respond to common inquiries from customers. Able to write articles that conform to prescribed style and format. Competency level should allow the employee to author internal reports, reports to customers, or articles for ink industry publications. May be asked to prepare presentations or papers to customers or any of the professional organizations related to this industry. Able to apply advanced mathematical concepts and to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulae, scientific equations, graphs). Able to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables and to conduct studies using the scientific method.
We offer a competitive salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental and 401K. A pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check are required. EOE