Color Match Specialist in Chicago Heights, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job Description

ITW Specialty Films is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader and is part of the Specialty Products Segment. 

ITW Specialty Films has manufacturing and sales in the North America, Europe and Asia.  The division has amassed vast experience in the development, design, and manufacture of a wide array of unique films, foils, holography, laminates, and transfers.  The division offers customers a comprehensive, broad portfolio of unique solutions for a wide variety of consumer and industrial applications including architectural, card, containers, cosmetics and personal care, medical, pipe and cable, transportation parts and accessories and more.  These solutions are used by customers around the world and can be applied to a wide range of substrates including: glass, label, metal, plastic, rubber and wood. 


To provide sales and our customers with timely color matches on new printed products and to improve the color matching of printed products being run within manufacturing.


  • Ability to operate color computer (ACS) to effectively evaluate color for the purpose of add recommendations, both in ink preparation and press start up.

  • Ability to effectively develop and match to requirements for new patterns.

  • Ability to utilize lab press in developing new color matches.

  • Interact with supervisors and customers to ensure the proper priorities and customer requirements are met prior to requesting customer approval on new patterns and color matches.

  • Responsible for press start-up based on color standard. 

  • Interact with customers and Sales/Marketing regarding color matches and design development.

  • Perform quality control on batches and make corrections as necessary.

  • Must be able to follow standard operation procedures in detail and update/create documentation.

Job Requirements


  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Three to five years color matching experience.

  • Must be able to pass the Munsell Color Test

  • Ability to document results.  Excellent record keeping and data input.

  • Proficient in math.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Detail oriented.


  • General housekeeping of work area.

  • Dependable, flexibility in working hours and overtime.  Must be able to work any shift.

  • Strict adherence to safety requirements, security requirements and work rules.

  • Any duties so assigned by supervisor which may contribute to safe, efficient operations.

ITW offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including competitively priced medical and dental coverage the first of the month following hire, free life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and immediate 401k matching. Additional retirement savings contribution (above and beyond 401k) is awarded at no cost after one year.

ITW Specialty Films is an equal opportunity, equal employment, affirmative action employer.  We strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone is welcome to contribute their unique talents and ideas.  We encourage applications from females, males, disabled/protected or other veterans, persons with disabilities, all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.  Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable persons with disabilities to apply and to perform the essential job functions. If you require assistance with completing an application, please reply that you require assistance.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.