Our client is a leading innovator and manufacturer of coatings, supplying customers around the world in the electronics and affiliated industries. They are seeking an experienced Chemist to join the R & D team based in the UK. This wide-ranging role with involve product innovation, testing, scale-up and customer trials. All levels of experience will be considered, and formal training and mentor will ensure career development.
Reporting to the Head of Development you will liaise with the R&D Team UK and USA, QC department UK, Production Team UK, Technical Support and Sales Team UK & USA
Key member of R&D team working to develop and test new Conformal Coatings.
Research & Development
Design and development of new Conformal Coating materials
Formulation work preparing multiple samples of coatings to establish effects of formulation variations
Examining key properties of coatings - physical properties, chemical properties, electrical resistance properties.
Testing performance of new raw materials to establish usefulness in new formulations.
Use of Automated Selective Coating equipment to coat test specimens to check performance in environmental tests
Visits to customer sites to trial developmental materials
Working as part of cross-department project teams:
Develop and validate new manufacturing processes:
Scale up of newly developed products
Improvements to manufacturing processes to reduce costs
Validate alternative sources of current materials
Test performance of existing and new coating products to assist with customer material qualifications
Assist Technical Support team to assist with customer technical enquiries
Contribute towards QA Processes (such as APQP / TS16949)
Take ownership of individual New Product Introduction projected:
Ownership of all stages of new product introduction
Preparation of customer technical reports and datasheets
Experience of manufacture or testing of advanced chemical products such as coatings, adhesives, paints is preferred but not essential.
Good understanding & experience of laboratory test methods
Experience with Viscosity, Rheology, FTIR and related laboratory instruments advantageous
Must possess a keen eye for detail
Must be organised, methodical & able to prioritise
Must be used to working in Project Team environment
BSc or PhD in Chemistry or Material Science is preferred
In return our client will offer professional development and training, opportunity to travel and progression. An attractive salary and benefits package are on offer.