Chemist II


Northlake, IL, US, 60164

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site
Req ID #:  2598


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

Job Title: Chemist II 

Location: Northlake, IL


This role will participate in the formulation development, testing and troubleshooting of Energy Curable, Heatset and Conventional Paste ink products for Packaging and Graphics applications.



  • Develop and validate new and improved Paste inks that meet the future goals and objectives of the business in packaging and graphics.
  • Perform the required ink making lab work to support lab produced samples for manufacturing.
  • Test, analyze, and determine root causes to resolve product performance customer issues and implement product and process improvements to prevent re-occurrences.
  • Use available information technology, project management systems and design processes, to manage, track, and efficiently execute and fulfil Paste projects to the required performance, quality, and safety standards.
  • Provide accurate, detailed, and timely technical progress reports, supporting data, and technical presentations to key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of EC raw materials and products that can contribute to a significant innovation and improved success for packaging and commercial ink applications.
  • Collaborate across supply chain, procurement, manufacturing operations, QC, legal, regulatory, EHS, product management, sales, and technical service to ensure high quality, safe, and efficient commercialization of new and improved products.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a science-based field, such as chemistry or graphic arts.
  • 5-7 years of lab experience in developing inks for packaging and graphic arts, preferably with a track record of successful new product commercialization.
  • Preferably experience with Energy Curable ink chemistry and or pigment dispersion chemistry.
  • Ability to demonstrate successful collaboration with chemists and technicians in a laboratory in-person team environment.
  • Familiarity with weighing materials in a lab scale environment.
  • Preferred Color experience with matching and/or quality control knowledge.
  • Knowledge of ink making equipment is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, SAP, Project Managed Systems.



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: Chicago