Color Matcher/Ink Mixer in Carol Stream, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 7/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Accurately and efficiently create color matches from sample and substrate only. Assist Consumables Production Manager with procedures, capacity issues, and other tasks. Mix and match custom inks per customer requirements while providing superior reliability and quality. Provide accurate ink data entry and courteous customer service on ink related questions. Cross train in all duties, assisting in controlling costs, and meeting inventory goals.


  • Color match new formulas. Create or modify color match formulas from scratch based only on a color sample and substrate.
  • Mix and adjust custom color ink per customer requirements or existing formulas.
  • Solve ink color shade related issues when customers are in-house for test printing. Make modifications as necessary to ensure successful trials.
  • Maintain optimum ink stock for custom colors and color matching.
  • Properly package custom inks and related products, including labeling and storage.
  • Assist internal (or external if requested by sales force) customers with ink color shade related issues or questions.
  • Participate in vendor seminars or other schooling if applicable to keep current with related new industry techniques or products.
  • Assist in determining department capacity as requested
  • Review and schedule work orders, enter transfers, and accurately close work orders in computer.
  • Train new associates or cross-train other associates in procedures, accurate ink mixing, color matching and cell duties.
  • Perform regular housekeeping including maintaining mixing equipment, organizing and cleaning ink room, and work space.
  • Perform proper disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Cross train for other duties as requested and proper operating procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED with three to four years color matching or related color duties and one to two years of batch mixing. Inventory experience desired.
  • Must be able to accurately color match from substrate.
  • Basic PC skills including Windows and e-mail experience.
  • Ability to develop accurate procedures and train others a plus.
  • Good communication skills to work with customers.
  • Lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Required to use hand tools. 

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, ITW does not discriminate in hiring or in the terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, arrest record, citizenship or other categories protected by federal, state or local laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability.