Research Chemist - Coatings / Inks / Adhesives

South West England
>£40K pa, commensurate with experience.
08 Feb 2018
08 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our established Client is a leader in high-performance coatings for wide & narrow format specialised print media.  
Role Reports To: Technical Director  

Required Skills & Experience:-  

Educated to Degree level Chemistry
10 years’ minimum experience as a Coatings / Inks / Adhesives formulator. Experience within a manufacturing environment, where there is a requirement to understand technical processes.   Resilient and results oriented, with a strong quality focus and the ability to work to deadlines. Analytical and methodical approach to problem solving.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Well organised, with the ability to prioritise workload.
An energetic and optimistic team player.
Ability to remain effective when working under pressure.
Good PC skills (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)  

Position Overview: 

The role involves the formulating of functional surface coatings, adhesives & inks for sale as compounded chemistry or for application to flexible substrates by own operations.  
This role plays a key part in our Clients success, by driving change, promoting collaboration, constant effort to meet their business objectives and increase customer satisfaction.   

Key Responsibilities:

Formulation design
Coordinating projects from conception through to commercial acceptance and providing technical support / troubleshooting throughout the product life cycle.
The ability to progress projects with autonomy, but also having the necessary interpersonal skills to integrate within a team for group communication & when projects dictate.
Managing regular and ad hoc projects within the R&D scope, updating & advising the Laboratory Administrator (daily) & Technical Director (weekly), demonstrating the principles below:
1. A sound Process – DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control)
2. Ambitious  – Self-motivated. Owns the project, determined to achieve & deliver on time & in full.
3. Capable Resource – Identifying the tools to get the job done.   Evaluating raw materials efficiently & selecting suitable raw chemistries for formulation.
Liaising with suppliers.
Remaining focussed on project objectives and be able to meet deadlines.
Producing pilot coatings & employing test procedures for establishing functionality / performance.
Preparing for & conducting pre-production trials.
Working with other key Technical, Production & Sales personnel to ensure the effective flow of information within the business.
Demonstrating good housekeeping principles within the Team.  

  • CVs in Word format please.