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R&D Technician
Title:R&D Technician

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R&D Technician

Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

Are you currently looking for a new career challenge? If so, look no further than an innovative organization helping to lead the charge for the local manufacturing renaissance. IIMAK’s innovative methods across our various business lines are poised to help us achieve double digit growth for each of the next five years and beyond. We are a company that values hard work, bold ideas, and passion for customer service which you will notice each and every time you meet an IIMAK employee whether it be in the office or out and about in Buffalo.  We recognize that each team member plays a critical role in our success and we recognize employees through various reward and recognition program in addition to a robust benefits package. We are definitely interested in getting to know you better but first, here is an introduction to the key contributor role we hope you are as excited about as we are.

Position AKA:
The individual in this role will also be known as:

  • Formulator of Inks
  • Experimenter of Raw Materials
  • Innovative Solutions Creator
  • Challenger of Status Quo


Position Contributions

  • Formulate inks for our fluid inks division which specializes in coding, marking, wide format printing, and other applications
  • Experiment with new raw materials to examine their potential to enhance product performance
  • Identify offsets to existing raw materials
  • Measure inks physical properties and report on the results
  • Design experiments to address key technical issues with guidance from the senior technical staff
  • Analyze results of experimental work and draw initial conclusions for discussion at team level meetings
  • Experiment with and recommend new test methods and laboratory equipment and instrumentation for facilitating product development
  • Work with manufacturing engineering to transfer technology to improve ink making and coating processes
  • Develop SOP’s in support of new products and processes
  • Other duties as assigned.


Impact we are looking for in first 90 days: This individual should integrate themselves with internal team members, learn the product offerings, and gain a basic understanding of the current status of IIMAK’s R&D portfolio and priorities

Key Attributes and Characteristics


  • Associate’s degree in a Chemistry related discipline, or equivalent experience required
  • 2+ years technical experience in a lab preferred
  • Knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and standard laboratory procedures required
  • Ability to apply the scientific process to resolve technical problems
  • Knowledge of Statistics and Design of Experiment methodology as applied to chemical formulations and the ability to perform standard analysis of the data is desired
  • Experience with aqueous inkjet inks with pigments preferred
  • Some knowledge of fluid ink technology is desired
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish rapport with internal customers and interact effectively with all levels in organization.
  • Ability to work well within in a team and use good judgment in making sound business decisions and recommendations.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

If interested in joining a dynamic organization with global presence and applying for this learning opportunity, please apply online at

EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, IIMAK is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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