Inkjet Ink Formulation Chemist

Buffalo, NY

Posted: 04/19/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 136.23TM Experience:

Job Description

Inkjet Ink Formulation Chemist

Opportunity to lead projects with a global ink manufacturer!  Work on a collaborative, positive team in a growing market segment.  Management focuses on teaching skills necessary for career advancement. 

Analyzes, designs, plans, coordinates, and leads assigned activities in support of R&D activities including new product development, problem resolution, and process, product, or formulation improvement.  Provides technical guidance and leadership to cross-functional teams and generally performs as an independent individual contributor.

  • Develop and qualify aqueous inkjet inks for textile and graphic printing through innovation and rapid lab evaluation
  • Manage projects focused on ink formulation design and printing performance while delivering products within project timeline and target cost
  • Provide technical leadership for formulation design, raw materials evaluation, testing procedure development
  • Identify and qualify critical ink components including pigment dispersions, resins, surfactants etc. to deliver or improve ink performance
  • Closely work with suppliers for critical ink components to apply new material technologies to ink development
  • Collaborate with commercial team and customers to design and evaluate ink products, quickly improve product performance based on testing results and feedback to meet customer’s needs
  • Provide support and guidance for product scale-up by collaborating with QA and process engineers to validate product manufacture feasibility including establishing product specifications, implementing new testing procedures, and troubleshooting scale-up related issues
  • Engage with key customers to seek feedback and provide technical support to address ink application issues in the field
  • Document test results, specifications, and procedures in a standard professional format

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  136.23TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Degree in chemistry, or related discipline with 3 years’ industry experience
  • Strong formulation skill in aqueous or UV inkjet ink
  • Knowledge of inkjet printing systems and applications, ability to evaluate all components of inks and assess printing performance against defined sets of requirements
  • Knowledge of Polymer Science, Adhesion, Surface Science, Paint and Coating Technology, Imaging Science, Photography, Digital Imaging, or equivalent disciplines
  • Knowledge of analytical methodologies required to design a formulation or process
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex problems and make recommendations based on findings
  • Demonstrated ability to design and execute various Experimental Analysis scenarios
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of Patents processes and procedures
  • Ability to communicate across multiple departments and levels
  • Ability to work independently and use good judgment in making sound business decisions and recommendations
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • You are technically savvy, analytical, detail oriented, curious, and experimental
  • You enjoy a collaborative work environment, where you’ll interact with a wide variety of departments, but also like a balance of autonomous work as well
  • Research comes naturally to you, as you thrive when problem solving and are determined to find solutions
  • You are communicative and appreciate being the subject matter expert

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  136.23TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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