Development Engineer Job in Wrexham, UK

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for a Development Engineer to join a polymers & plastics manufacturer based in county Wrexham, on a full time, permanent basis.

 

Development Engineer Job Description

As a Development Engineer, the main purpose of your role will be to maintain continued growth by being innovative and forward thinking, preferably within the new product development arena.

Further responsibilities of this Development Engineer will include:

  • Reporting to the Technical Team Leader
  • Responsible for developing new product designs and implementing their scale up through to commercial production.
  • As a good communicator and team player you will have a key role in helping direct cross functional project groups establish specifications with both prospective customers and suppliers.
  • You will take the products from conception in the lab through to commercialisation on the manufacturing plant.
  • Encompassing a mixture of development and process engineering work

This role will be on a day basis however flexibility is a must as trials may run into the night or over weekends.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

As a Development Engineer, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:.

  • A specialism in chemical/process engineering or development chemistry
  • A high calibre graduate with a 2.1 or above degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Polymer/ Material Science or Chemical Engineering.
  • An analytical, problem solving approach with the ability to generate and implement ideas.
  • Computer literate, ideally you will have a working knowledge of the following: coating techniques, drying, fluid processing and web handling, preferably gained in a similar process industry.

 

Benefits:

As Development Engineer you will be working with a plastics & polymers manufacturer based in county Wrexham.

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Pension and life assurance cover
  • Private medical assurance
  • Flexitime

 

How to Apply:

 

Victoria Walker at CK Science is recruiting for a Development Engineer in Wrexham, UK

Please contact Victoria for more details.

Click here to apply online now.

For more information or to apply for this Development Engineer position please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH24719 in all correspondence.

 

 

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Responsibilities:

The main roles and responsibilities of this Technical Manager will be to supervise the expanding R&D department as well as managing technical support staff. Expected to travel to other sites as and when required (both in the UK and abroad), you will report to the MD of this company who supply their products to the automotive, oil, industrial and consumer industries.

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Responsibilities:

This Development Chemist role is an outstanding new opportunity for an experienced industrial Development Scientist, to apply their expertise and knowledge to deliver new products and complete development projects while supporting the commercialisation of these products.
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Education:

The successful candidate for this Quality Engineer position will have the following educational qualifications:

  • HND or equivalent calibre in engineering, science or technology discipline.
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Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications.
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  • Strong metrology skills and understanding of inspection techniques and schemes.
  • Awareness of FMEA or other risk analysis techniques.
  • Experience of use of ORACLE PLM, MS Ecxel,MS Word and Minitab or equivalent.
  • Ability to review technical documentation and drawings in a consistent, constructive and timely manner.
  • Appreciation of vendor quality system auditing skills and vendor development ability.
  • Application of a wide range of inferential statistical techniques.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Appreciation of requirements of working in a regulatory controlled environment.

 

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For more information or to apply for this Quality Engineer job please contact Russell Oakley at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email roakley@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH20964 in all correspondence.

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Responsibilities:

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Person Specification:

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Decisive and influential, the Development Team Leader will have direct people management responsibility over the extrusion project leader and the extrusion scientist. This is a hands-on position which will involve people and project management.

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For more information or to apply for this Development Team Leader position, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk.  Please quote reference SH20665 in all correspondence.

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  • Planning and developing new coating products and technologies in accordance with the company’s strategic and tactical programmes.
  • Completing any laboratory work requests that are assigned by the team leader in an efficient, organised, scientific and professional manner.
  • Researching, reviewing and identifying new raw materials and technologies in coil or powder coatings. These may then form the foundation of new/optimised coating formulations and technologies.
  • Preparing and defining project plans and timings with the team leader and technical manager for new development projects and ensuring that the expected progress is achieved.
  • Assisting in the preparation of PDS / MSDS for all new products developed together with any additional quality documentation that may be required.
  • Participating in any technical service and customer visits as required.
  • Providing accurate supplier information to the process control and the quality manager as required in order to ensure an efficient conclusion to any customer concerns or complaints. Obtaining and providing for technical reviews, samples, data sheets or information concerning competitor products and performance.
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  • Participating in the laboratory and industry monthly meetings.
  • Providing support and cover for other members of the sector team as directed to do so.
  • Ensuring that the work area conforms to the requirements of the housekeeping system.
  • Carrying out work in a safe, environmentally acceptable manner.

The ideal candidates for these Development Chemist jobs will have a degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or polymer science and will have hands-on experience with working with coatings.

 

How to Apply

If you would like more information, or would like to apply for either of these Development Chemist jobs, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19648 in all correspondence.

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Laboratory Technician – Coatings – Scotland

Our client, a coatings manufacturer, is looking for a Laboratory Technician with a background in chemistry to join their development team based in Scotland.

As Laboratory Technician you will play an active part in developing inks and coatings for a clients based in a range of different industries.

This Laboratory Technician job will include quality testing, formulations, colour matching and dealing with customer queries and complaints. In order for the projects to be successfully carried out, you will be required to work with a number of different departments so communication  and an ability to work with different teams is paramount.

The ideal candidate for this Laboratory Technician job will be qualified to a minimum HNC in chemistry or related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. This Laboratory Technician job also requires knowledge and understanding of polymers, coatings or inks. A UK driving licence is also desirable as the site is not served by public transport.

For more information, or to apply for this Laboratory Technician job, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH19477 in all correspondence.

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Technical Consultant based in West Midlands, UK

Our client is currently looking for a Technical Consultant to work at their site in the West Midlands. They are a leading independent plastics and rubber specialist organisation that provide research, technology and information services for polymer-related industries.

Working as a Technical Consultant, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Being responsible for timely and high quality delivery of project work.
  • Meeting personal key performance indicators on revenue, profit, cost, efficiency, quality and productivity.
  • Assisting with compliance of quality driven operational excellence.
  • Undertaking technical and financial project management of active project work and ensuring smooth transition from proposal to delivery to the client.
  • Responsible for the production of high quality and timely CTRs and assisting with the preparation of monthly reports on team activity.
  • Complying with schedules and assignment as defined by the Team Leader, assisting in identifying and marketing new business opportunities.
  • Providing support, general advice and assistance to other business units.
  • Participating in the delivery of in-housetraining courses and mentoring junior consultants.
  • Disseminates technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Raising and maintaining the profile of the company and of the consultancy group by making presentations and preparing articles for external publication.
  • Maintaining high standards of housekeeping and complying with H&S.
  • Ensuring that the site UKAS quality accreditation is maintained through full procedural compliance. Liaising with the Quality Unit, where applicable, to ensure efficient implementation of internal and external audits.

The successful candidate for this Technical Consultant position will possess the following:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in a scientific subject or engineering
  • At least 15 years’ experience in a technical/commercial role
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a consultancy role, experience of delivering training and presentations
  • Experience of technical report writing
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Previous experience in a customer facing role
  • Will be a team player

The chosen candidate for this Technical Consultant job will also hold significant knowledge of polymeric and/or composite materials, properties, testing and manufacture processes.  Support will be provided in areas such as materials selection, failure diagnosis and process trouble-shooting /optimisation.

 

How to apply:

For more information, or to apply for this Technical Consultant job, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0115 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19549 in all correspondence.

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Development Manager (Compounding and Manufacturing) based in the North of Scotland

Our client, a global organisation providing field-proven solutions to the oil and gas industry, are currently looking for a Development Manager to join their team based in the North of Scotland. The purpose of this Development Manager role is to develop the compounding and manufacturing process for elastomer based products on a global scale.

Further responsibilities of this Compounding and Manufacturing Manager role include:

  • Developing manufacturing strategies (both compound mixing and product manufacturing) on a global level to ensure that products are continually supplied to required quality, delivery and cost levels.
  • Direct liaison and negotiating with potential manufacturing vendors/partners to allow for controlled expansion of the global manufacturing footprint.
  • Providing technical expertise to the R&D / Engineering / Supply Chain teams and specialised third parties in relation to compound development and enhancement.
  • Providing professional documentation and training for the efficient knowledge transfer to the Supply Chain when appropriate.
  • To be able and willing to travel to any location if required to do so due to operational manufacturing needs.
  • Developing relationships with compounding and manufacturing facilities.
  • Assisting with continuous improvement plans relating to new compounding & manufacturing processes and techniques.

The successful candidate will be qualified to minimum HND in chemistry or equivalent industrial experience and have a proven track record of working in compounding and manufacture of elastomers. You must also possess some managerial or supervisory experience. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential.

If you would like to hear more about this Development Manager job, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905, or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk quoting reference DH19087 in all correspondence.

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CK Science is the largest independent scientific recruitment company in the UK. Our team of specialist recruiters are here to help you achieve your career ambitions within the scientific industry. We actively offer you careers advice, help with writing your CV, assistance with interview preparation and up-to-date information about the industry. We pride ourselves on providing an honest, straight-forward and trustworthy service to both our clients and candidates.

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