Ink Technician - 1st Shift / $1000.00 Sign-on Bonus

Manufacturing Chesapeake, Virginia


Build your Career with an Industry Leader

Multi-Color Corporation and Fort Dearborn have merged and are now the world’s largest prime label and packaging supplier. Join the new MCC and you will have the opportunity to become part of an organization that is committed to excellence and industry leadership for over 110 years.

We are currently looking for an Ink Technician to join our team. Ink Technicians are responsible for small batch blending of ink to support the Press Department. This position will collaborate with production teams to ensure inks and coatings are prepared to meet customer specifications and production needs.


  • Maintain a safe and well-organized ink work area.
  • Follow standard operating procedures, utilizing ink dispensing equipment, color management devices and business system software, to ensure quality standards are achieved.
  • Records color formula in color management software and issues formula and mixing procedure to appropriate workers.
  • Log all information requested on the color match. Maintains file folders containing color ink prints and formulas for each design for use as printing standard.
  • Review of daily production schedule and production status to ensure timely preparation and staging of inks.
  • Maintains Ink room inventories, (inks, solvent, adhesive, operating supplies) maintains toners on Automatic Dispensing System and housekeeping.
  • Review job tickets to verify ink components are available and used as specified.
  • Performs quality color checks.
  • Processes ink returns and recertify to standards.
  • Monitors press for related ink issues and assists with trouble shooting.  
  • Processes ink deliveries and stores supplies following FIFO inventory processes. 
  • Performs daily and periodic cleaning to maintain the required 5S standards throughout the manufacturing area.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Related duties as assigned.
  • $17.00 - $19.00 an hour depending on Experience.
  • $1000.00 Sign-on Bonus


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 3-5+ years of experience in printing and knowledge of ink procedures.
  • Proactive with all continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Excellent teamwork, and interpersonal communications skills  
  • Good computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel); plus ability to learn color management software. 
  • Lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, stoop, squat, crawl, and kneel.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color acuity and the ability to adjust focus. Must have good judgment of color required for Color Hue evaluation. 
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Other considerations:

  • MCC offers a competitive wage and generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and 401(k).  

Diversity & Inclusion  

At MCC, we believe what makes us unique, makes us better. We embrace & care deeply about creating a workplace where our people feel valued & empowered. We are committed to providing an environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly & with respect. We consider our people our best asset & understand the importance of bringing different perspectives. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity/expression or ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We encourage & welcome all genders, people of disability, LGBTQI+ community, refugees & people from culturally & linguistic diverse backgrounds to apply.