Development Chemist

  • Salary: £22,000-£29,000 DOE
  • REF Number: 00053213
  • Consultant: Victoria Walker
  • Contact: 01246 457702
  • Date Published: 13.05.2022
  • Sector: Materials Science, Chemicals
  • Location: near Kettering, East Midlands, East Anglia
  • Discipline: Research & Development, Laboratory Services

CK Group are recruiting for a Development Chemist to join a chemicals manufacturing company at their site based near Kettering on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company: Our client is a long established and highly successful manufacturer of adhesive chemicals, part of a larger group. They now have an exciting opportunity for a Development Chemist to join their team. Reporting to the Technical Manager, the Development Chemist’s primary function is to develop new and innovative products tocustomer and market requirements. The company offers development opportunities with career progression for candidates demonstrating high potential, a salary in the range of £22,000-£29,000 depending on experience, and on-site parking.

Location:The Development Chemist will be based at the company's site near Kettering, easily commutable by road from Peterborough, Northampton, Leicester and surrounding areas.

Development Chemist Role: Your main duties will be to:

  • Formulate a variety of adhesive types including water based and hotmelt
  • Support product qualification and approval processes
  • Evaluate and qualify new and alternative raw materials
  • Plan and manage development activities according to the requirements of the technical department and associated quality system

  • Ensure effective communication with internal teams – Commercial, Operations and Procurement

  • Problem solving – Investigate causes of material failure, report findings and propose solutions
  • Coordinate with external test laboratories and equipment suppliers to maintain test equipment and complete non- standard test methods

  • Provide support and advice to customers and colleagues to ensure compliance with chemical and environmentalregulations

Your Background: The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in Chemistry or Polymer Science/ Technology
  • Proven formulation experience of working within an industrial laboratory environment
  • Experience of various adhesive testing methods – in particular, KF, FTIR and Tensile Testing
  • Experience of working within the adhesives/ polymers manufacturing industry would be advantageous
  • Understanding of investigational tools, e.g.: root cause analysis would be beneficial

Apply: It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 53213 in all correspondence.

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