Development Technician

  • Salary: 23000- 28000
  • REF Number: 00049713
  • Consultant: Natalie Wood
  • Contact: 01246 457723
  • Date Published: 23.02.2021
  • Sector: Chemicals
  • Location: Cramlington, North East
  • Discipline: Analytical Chemistry, Research And Development

CK Group are recruiting for a Development Technician on behalf of a leading multinational producer of household plastic products at their site in Cramlington on a permanent basis. The company have been undergoing a period of growth, and offer excellent opportunities for personal development and career progression, as well as structured training.

The successful candidate would be responsible for:

  • To coordinate and ensure that all aspects of the company program and evaluation of outdoor samples are carried out effectively and within the specified time constraints.
  • To ensure that all machines are maintained in good working order to minimise downtime.
  • Promote and develop ideas for improvements to the Weathering Programme and Equipment set up.
  • Contribute to the understanding and interpretation of test results in relation to product construction and modifications.
  • Complete and report laboratory work and to assist in running and reporting of lamination line trials.

Further responsibilities include: Responsible for managing and co-ordinating all aspects associated with the company program are completed and reported within the specified timescales.

These include:

  • Controlling sample test request
  • Managing results database
  • Planning sample evaluation cycle times
  • Controlling physical period sampling history archive
  • Optimise machine capacities
  • Training of additional personnel ensuring consistent test results interpretation.

  • Responsible formaintaining and basic maintenance of all machines to ensure that they are in good working order to minimise downtime and Manufacturer's Service Engineer's costs within budget.

  • Monitoring and regular reporting of operating costs of machines/facility.
  • Perform regular general laboratory operations and report laboratory work as requested

The successful candidates will have the following skills and experience:

  • Level 3 or equivalent in a science base discipline plus 2 years relevant experience within a polymer processing industry.
  • Good time management, self-organisation and planning skills.
  • To be able to make both visual and instrumental colour assessments
  • Be up to date with industry standards and company procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are needed to explain and justify any opinions or decisions. Formal, well written reports are expected which must be clear and detailed..
  • Be able to operate as a member of a Team and to make a positive contribution to its success.
  • Have a high degree of proficiency in the operations under his/her control and possesses the ability to train others to the same standard.
  • Outside working hours may be required in accordance with the needs of the business.

Apply: Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Natalie Wood on 01246 457723 or email nwood@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference 49713 in all correspondence.

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