Product Development Technologist

  • Salary: £33,000 - £42,000
  • REF Number: 00052727
  • Consultant: Natalie Wood
  • Contact: 01246457720
  • Date Published: 21.01.2022
  • Closed Date: 25.03.2022
  • Sector: Chemicals
  • Location: Letchworth, South East
  • Discipline: Research & Development

CK Group are recruiting for a Product Development Technologist to join a chemical manufacturing company in the transport and construction industries at their site based in Hertfordshire on a permanent basis with a salary of £33,000 - £42,000.

The Company:

Our client is a specialist polymer processing and coating company, they are a leading manufacturer and supplier that were established 100 years ago.


This role is located north Hertfordshire. The site is easily commutable from London, Cambridge and the surrounding areas there are excellent transport links via public transport and a great road networks.

Technologist Role:

Our client is looking for a Technologist who would be expected to have some input into the creation of a product brief. When delivering development projects they would be expected to consistently meet the brief that they have been given.

Your main duties will be:

  • Responsible for developing, innovating and improving varioustypes of products for the vehicle care and vehicle wash areas, both for home and export markets by adhering to R & D procedures and Design Policy (including legislative requirements, health and safety and environmental issues).
  • Responsible for providing technical back up on commercial activities with customers.
  • Responsible for other agreed or alternative projects and activities with the Directors relating to problem solving, process and product development and quality improvements.
  • Expected to make themselves available for participation on projects for the innovation workgroups.
  • To provide support to the Continuous Improvement Engineer, Quality Control Technician and Production staff for problem solving and oversee modificationsand introduction of new products to ensure smooth handover to production.
  • Provide support for demonstrations, field trials and customer support as required.
  • Generate reports on test trials, complaints and competitor product analysis.
  • Responsible for the circulation of appropriate information on test results and other data to relevant personnel within the Company as agreed.
  • Accountable for completion of projects and all testing within agreed time.
  • Maintain liaison and Technical support with Manufacturing and Sales & Marketing staff.
  • Maintain an awareness of projects and activities within the Company.
  • When required, to act as Company’s representative and maintain an effective liaison with suppliers and test agencies.
  • Assist in Quality Control functions and production problems when required to do so.
  • Attend meetings as a technical representative of the company with internal and external bodies on relevant matters.
  • Responsible for routine stability trials.
  • Maintain awareness of current and possible future legislative requirements including Health and Safety and Environmental aspects world wide.
  • Assist and deal with quality procedures (including complaints and calibration) when required to do so.
  • Assist in packaging trials.

Your Background:

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Degree in Chemistry
  • 2 years working experience in a laboratory
  • Experience in surfactant technology and formulating of polishes, dressings anddetergents and environmental aspects would be advantageous
  • A good balance between theoretical and practical experience
  • Good report writing skills and computer literacy
  • Be friendly, positive, assertive an have the ability to make decisions onown initiative.

The Benefits:

This is a permanent position offering a salary of between £33,000 - £42,000 depending on experience. The role also comes with a benefits package and an excellent working environment with an established team.Apply:

Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information or to apply for this Senior Technologist position, please contact Natalie Wood on 01246 457723 or email Please quote reference 52727.

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