Production Operator- Minneapolis, MN


Minneapolis, MN, US, 55414

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site
Req ID #:  2188


Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter

Title: Production Operator

Location: Minneapolis, MN 

Pay:  Based on experience 

Shift: 10am- 6pm, Monday- Friday (2nd shift) 


Overview: In this role your primary responsibility is to produce high quality Inks for our customers. There are many machines used in the production process. You will be responsible for learning all of the processes and equipment.  Your key role will be to use our PLC driven Human Machine Interface (HMI) equipment to produce high quality ink via batch tickets.  The key to your success will be to produce the best quality product, on-time and practicing safety as a top priority.  


Essential Job Functions: 

  • Review batch tickets – read, understand and follow
  • Provide samples to lab
  • Pack product into designated containers; labeling containers
  • Report near miss incidents and improvement opportunities
  • Equipment cleaning, plant cleaning, waste disposal
  • Forklift operation
  • Understand SAP inventory
  • Tub washer
  • Gather and weigh ingredients. (scale operation)
  • Stock rotation / minimization of partial containers
  • Ingredient traceability
  • Operate and trouble shoot mixing equipment
  • Combine ingredients in designated sequence
  • Training others
  • Preliminary quality checks
  • Wear appropriate PPE at all times & maintain a clean work area and work safely
  • Participate actively in all plant safety initiatives, programs and training session
  • Follow all standard operating procedures with respect to performance of position duties 


Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience with quality control and safety procedures
  • Capable of repeatedly lifting 55 lbs. and standing for long periods of time
  • 1+ yrs of experience in a production/manufacturing environment
  • Experience with mixing, measuring and/or weighing


Preferred Experience:

  • 1+ years of experience in a production/manufacturing environment
  • Experience with batch manufacturing 


Drug screen and background check are mandatory if you are offered this position. 



We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k)+match and life insurance. Eligibility of benefit timing may vary.



It is Sun’s policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employment agencies are an important component of our talent acquisition strategy, and we value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. We will not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies for any employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Sun Chemical or directly to hiring managers in any form without a signed contract on file, and search engagement for that position, will be deemed unsolicited in nature, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired as a result of the referral or through other means. Additionally, any resume submitted without a contract in place will be considered property of Sun Chemical and no fees will be paid to the agency if the candidate is hired.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis