ID: 2
Location: US-NJ-Carlstadt
Category: R&D, Technology
Position Type: FT Sal/WhCo OT

About the Organization

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.


Primarily responsible for completion of laboratory projects for Narrow Web business, ranging widely in scale from quick-turnaround business support requests to long-term product development work. Our Narrow Web portfolio consists primarily of waterbased and UV-curable flexo ink and coating systems for labels, shrink sleeves, and flexible packaging. This position is an integral part of our Narrow Web Technical team, which interfaces closely with Narrow Web Product Management and Field Marketing Managers. A practical and analytical approach with excellent communication, responsiveness, and organizational skills are essential to success in this position.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Hands-on laboratory work, primarily with waterbased and UV-curable flexographic inks and coatings. Includes everything from raw material and product evaluations, to simple formula modifications, to new product formulation. Project priorities are set by Narrow Web Product and Technical Management according to customer demands and opportunities for product portfolio improvement.
  • Preparation of customer presentation proofs, lab reports, and wet standards.
  • Maintenance of laboratory notebook and GPM (Global Project Management) software entries.
  • Support of Sun Chemical safety, quality, and continuous improvement culture, including ISO protocol.
  • Possible occasional travel for meetings and first-time customer trials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Equipment needed for laboratory work includes flexo handproofers, UV curing unit, viscometers and rheometers, and mixers. Specialized testing equipment includes Instron bond tester, Sutherland rub tester, COF tester, heat sealer, and spectrophotometer.

This position will be in regular and frequent communication with the Narrow Web Technical Manager, Technical Director, Product Manager, and other Narrow Web group members. Occasional correspondence with Manufacturing, other Sun Chemical laboratories, and Sales and CTS (Customer Technical Service) will also be needed.

Position Requirements

  • College degree or equivalent in a science discipline is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with materials and concepts relative to UV-curable and especially waterbased formulations is a plus.
  • Field experience is a plus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Full Time 75 Hours Bi-Weekly

Travel Requirements: Occasional

EOE Statement

Sun Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

JobTarget Code

PM20 Tracking

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