Industrial Coatings Research Chemist

Kernow Coatings
26K to 40K depending on experience in the coatings industry
10 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
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 our own operations. Markets served: Imaging (Inkjet, Dry & Liquid Toner, Offset, Flexo, Screen) Colour (Lght projection, conversion, diffusion) Labelling & Tagging (Asset ID, Signage, Retail) Industrial (Adhesives, UV blocking, anti-scratch, slip) Security – Tamper evidence (overt / covert functionality, packaging) This role plays a key part in our success, by driving change, promoting collaboration, constant effort to meet our business objectives and increase customer satisfaction. Team Details: The Team consists of 6 R&D Chemists & an Environmental Officer. 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.