Prototype Color Technician

LSI Wallcovering New Albany , IN 47150

Posted 2 months ago

LSI Wallcovering is a commercial wallcovering design and manufacturing firm.

Founded in 1955, LSI is a global leader in the wallcovering industry, with distribution in

more than 60 countries worldwide.

SUMMARY:

This position consists of coordinating and performing all duties associated with inks and print/tint color matching procedures as well as digital processes to produce samples in the development phase of a new project, concept or design according to client and designer specifications. This hands-on opportunity requires keen attention to detail and quality throughout the life of a project. Protoype Color Technicians handcraft or digitally create samples based on concepts and colors provided by our clients or the Customs Designer, therefore, it is better suited for individuals looking to pursue a career in Fine Arts, Interior Design, Graphic Design or related field.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and handle stress under pressure to effectively manage time and conflicting priorities to meet project deadlines based on schedule, availability of tools and Designer's input

  • Ability to formulate, match or mix inks through the application of color tinting techniques with the goal of reproducing the look and appearance of samples provided by either a client or Designer(s)

  • Ability to communicate and take direction from Designer(s) and Supervisor(s)

  • Able to accept constructive criticism to acquire essential knowledge about the designing abd creative process used in the Industry

  • The ability to create and color designs digitally utilizing Photoshop or similar software and print to wide format digital printer

  • Examine cylinders and/or silkscreen(s) to detect flaws in stencils or foreign particles prior to production of samples

  • Pull proofs in print cylinders or silkscreens to check for ink coverage, density, alignment, and image registration

  • Inspect proofs or samples for quality of color and print and adjust (if necessary) after feedback from Designer(s) or Customer(s) is provided

  • Create or update project folders according to standard process including attaching samples of produced print(s), customer swatches, base film(s), color targets, revisions, number of coats (passes), and tools used in the project

  • Clean stations and/or cylinders after each run to minimize contamination of inks due to residual byproduct

  • Follow operational, safety and quality control procedures

  • Maintain a clean and uncluttered workspace

  • Aid in maintaining the order of silkscreen(s) tools and Strike-Offs in their designated storage locations

  • Familiar with the use of standard printing tools and supplies

  • Knowledge of standard office software programs

  • Knowledge of design software programs such as Photoshop

Qualifications

Associates of Arts Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design or related field and 1+ year of experience in a graphic or printing environment or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Interior Design or related field OR a combination of education and experience in a graphic or printing environment.

In addition, a successful candidate must possess basic knowledge of software design tools (i.e. Photoshop, Corel Suite, Flexo, AutoCAD, MS Visual Studio) as well as intermediate knowledge of standard office productivity tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles. Color management experience is a preferred but not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are the representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The associate must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and associate and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


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Prototype Color Technician

LSI Wallcovering