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Ink Technician – 1st and 2nd Shift (Batavia, IL)

Do you have an excellent eye for color? If so, an Ink Technician position with Eagle Flexible Packaging might be a great match for you! The Ink Technician will be responsible for supporting pressroom production with mixing ink to match color targets, delivering ink to press, and assisting press operators with color matching for the production of high-quality printed materials. First and second shift schedule options are available.

Specific Duties:

  • Prepare inks, coatings, adhesives, primers, and additives for each stage of press production.
  • Maximize press production through consistent target color matching.
  • Assist in Anilox selection and color adjustments during approval process and as needed.
  • Prepare coverage and ink drawdowns on a timely basis.
  • Ensure proper ink viscosities and pH levels.
  • Manage inventory of new and “work-off” inks.
  • Properly dispose of used inks, adhesives, etc.
  • Manage movement of inks and other materials to/from storage, staging, and press.
  • Maintain records of ink and other material formulations.
  • Assist in research of new products and innovative uses of new and existing products.
  • Maintain organization of Ink Department while keeping work areas neat and clean.
  • Ensure that all company food safety and quality assurance procedures are followed at all times. Escalate any issues/concerns to management.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Superior time management skills with ability to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Dependable with proven ability to take initiative and follow through on commitments.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong sense of personal accountability.
  • Basic computer skills with proven ability to learn new software programs.
  • Professional proficiency in verbal and written English, including ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Excellent color perception and ability to see with or without corrective lenses.
  • Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, and climb a ladder and stairs.
  • Ability to hold objects with hands.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Color matching experience.
  • Experience with water-based inks/adhesives.
  • Flexographic printing experience.
  • Flexible packaging printing experience.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.

Eagle Flexible Packaging takes care of our employees with an outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, a company-funded medical reimbursement program that offers up to $4,500 in annual spending benefits, paid time off, 401k matching, and an employee assistance program. We even have bonus opportunities for employees to earn up to $2,500 for each referral and offer a discount program that provides savings on everything from groceries to travel!

Eagle Flexible Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer.