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Ink Laboratory Technician

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0014821
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2023
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Ink Laboratory Technician

Company: Hitachi Industrial Equipment & Solutions America LLC.

Division: Industrial Components & Equipment Division (ICED)

Location: Charlotte, NC

Status: Regular, Full-Time

Job Summary

A successful candidate for this ink laboratory technician role has characteristics of a self-starter, is self-motivated, and results driven focus. Your task will be supporting the laboratory chemists who develop solvent based ink on Hitachi industrial printers by helping with daily laboratory needs as well as practical testing of fluids on the printers. We welcome interested individuals fascinated by chemicals science and technology with the desire to learn, discover, and interest in contributing to the development of quality fluids for Hitachi customers. You will be working in a fast-paced and friendly environment which develops, tests, and manufactures inks for the marking and coding of everyday products with safety as the top priority.


  • Responsible for methodical sample management, printer-ink testing onto different samples, testing requirements, and recording of data following procedures and data recording templates

  • Working with printers on a regular basis to maintain and troubleshoot following service manuals and guidance of team members

  • Properly and carefully use and record data from analytical instruments to support development and manufacture of inks

  • Support evaluations for product functionality or end user concerns

  • Maintain lab material stock from warehouse, overall lab cleanliness, and monitoring supplies

  • Test fluids in Hitachi printers under temperature-controlled conditions which mimic customer factory environments

  • Follow established lab testing protocols and work instructions to properly record testing results in lab notebook

  • Working with Hitachi printers and learning as needed to clean, maintain, repair, and testing

  • Maintain tidy workspace area, clean lab equipment, removal of waste in compliance with OSHA and local safety regulations

  • Assess potential issues, needs, and concerns of laboratory with regular communication with team members

  • Any additional duties or responsibilities needed by the company

Education and/or Qualification Experience

  • HS Diploma or equivalent with 1-2 years relevant work experience and/or associates degree in a scientific field minimum

Requirements/skills for Candidate

  • Ability to work with chemicals and solvent based inks safely and carefully

  • Self-directed with ability and willingness to multitask and prioritize duties as needed

  • Strong mechanical aptitude with a hands-on mentality to troubleshoot printer issues

  • Awareness of chemical safety and adherence to safety guidelines in the laboratory and attentiveness in the warehouse

  • Able to work well in a small team environment with strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs or similar and the willingness to learn as necessary

  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds safely

  • Strong attention to detail and careful handling with all lab equipment and printers

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected] Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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