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Coatings are a hugely important part of the chemicals industry and are essential to providing a protective layer and to enhance the aesthetics of almost all products, from our mobile phone, our car, the fridge - even the walls in our house!

Commercial - Technical - Operations - Regulatory


Coatings, Paints, Adhesives, Elastomers, Sealants & Inks

Roles in the Coatings Industry

Working in the coatings sector provides significant career opportunities for chemists, graduates and those looking for technical, commercial or operational roles. With an increasing demand for improved sustainability and product lifespan, a career in the coatings industry offers many opportunities for innovation and creativity.

Here are examples of our recent placements and the type of innovative solutions our clients have been seeking:

  • Architectural and industrial coatings for bridges, street furniture and wind turbines.

  • Coil and powder coatings for fridges and washing machines

  • New polymer development for films, adhesives and printing for food and beverage packaging.

  • Specialised coatings for self-cleaning windows.

  • Infrared paints and coatings used by the military and aerospace industry

  • Textile coatings for application in clothing, curtains, blinds and sportswear.

  • Roofing and flooring coatings for sports halls, hospitals & schools

  • Paints for football pitches and road marking.

  • New adhesives, polymers and insulation products for the construction industry.

​Merritt Recruitment has a range of active roles available in the Coatings industry for chemists looking to work in the following areas:

  • R & D Chemist

  • Formulation Chemist

  • Specification Manager

  • Colour Matcher

  • Technical Manager

  • Compliance & Quality Manager

  • Technical Service Manager

  • Pilot Plant Chemist

  • Coil Coating Chemist

  • Powder Coating Engineer

  • Adhesive Chemist

Commercial, Regulatory & Operational Roles

Our coatings clients also require our support with a range of vacancies, such as regulatory, compliance, sales or management. All our commercial opportunities demand a strong technical background and quite often our clients will offer training to chemists who wish to move into a commercial role. Experienced commercial professionals can enjoy career progression into management positions such as Business Development and Sales Director with UK, European and Global responsibilities.

Please check out our latest jobs to see if your dream Coatings job is waiting for you!

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