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INX International Ink Co. R & D Chemist - Liquid Solvent Inks in West Chicago, Illinois

Welcome! Are you seeking a global, well-established and innovative company that’s part of an industry with exciting growth potential? Then, start your Colorful Career with INX!

INX International is the third largest producer of inks in North America with full service subsidiaries in Europe and South America. We offer a complete line of ink and coating solutions technology for commercial, packaging and digital applications. As a leading global manufacturer of inkjet inks, we provide a full palette of digital ink systems, advanced technologies and integrated services.

At INX, we believe we can only grow our business as well as we grow our teams. The average employee has been here over 13 years. We offer a competitive salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401(k), and more. We are looking for new talent with new ideas as we continue to provide quality, service and innovation to the printing and packaging markets.

Our company is an essential business since we are part of the supply chain for food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging and print media used for vital communications. We are very busy fulfilling commitments to our customers, while still following safe practices related to hygiene, social distancing, and remote work. INX is hiring and seeking talented candidates to support our business development, and we encourage you to apply.

We have several openings for research chemists at our state-of-the-art Research & Development facility in West Chicago, IL. We are experiencing tremendous growth in the area of flexible packaging in our solvent ink division, so we invite you to be a part of this exciting and growing team! If you are a chemist that enjoys solving problems and creating solutions in constantly growing and evolving market, this position is a great opportunity for you!

Why you will love working at INX:

  • Our R&D has a strong knowledge base

  • 33% of our Chemists have over 15 years of experience

  • INX has cutting-edge innovation and technology

  • Collaborative teams

  • Autonomous work environment

  • Growth potential

We're serious about Ink but know how to have fun! Join us for volleyball games, picnics, and unsponsored outings such as baseball games and mud runs.

  • Troubleshoot issues with existing technologies as well as customer challenges

  • Develop new solvent-based technologies based on customer needs

  • Evaluate raw materials and optimize formulations for cost-savings opportunities

  • Provide technical support to manufacturing

  • Publish project reports & other documents direct to sales & customers

  • Maintain laboratory equipment

  • BS. degree in Chemistry or equivalent

  • Strong Math and Science skills

  • Proficient with record-keeping

  • Able to effectively communicate verbally and in written form

  • Able to interpret data and draw effective conclusions

Additional Qualifications Requested or Helpful:

  • Knowledge of Flexo & Gravure printing processes

  • Ink and coating formulation experience

  • SAP experience

  • Knowledge & experience with GC, GC/MS, FTIR, Karl Fischer, etc.

We require a post offer pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer - disability/veteran

ID: 2073

Exp. (Years): 5 years but will also consider 2 years

Shift (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and Time: 1st shift days

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time

External Company Name: INX International Ink Co.

External Company URL:

Street: 1760 Western Drive