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.

Location:

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 nwood@ckgroup.co.uk. Please quote reference 52727.

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