R&D Technician - new job in South Yorkshire, UK

R&D Technician
  • £25,000 - £35,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • South Yorkshire, England, UK South Yorkshire UK S36 9QU
Job Ref: BBBH129407
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 09 May 2023
R&D Technician required on a permanent basis, based in South Yorkshire.

R&D Technician required on a permanent basis, based in South Yorkshire. Requiring a degree in Chemistry (or similar) with proven industrial experience of developing coatings/inks/paints/lubricants.

Title: R&D Technician

Location: South Yorkshire

Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Term: Permanent

SRG are currently working with a successful, family-run business that develop and manufacture a range of industrial coating and lubricant products. Based in South Yorkshire, they are now looking to hire a new R&D Technician to join their technical team. Due to an ongoing expansion, this role will include working on the formulation and development of coating products in particular, and may involve other products such as lubricants, carbon materials and products used for friction applications. This role would suit candidates that have proven industrial experience of formulating and development products such as paints, inks, coatings and lubricants.

Benefits: You will be joining a family-run company offering an opportunity to make a real impact within in a thriving sector. Working hours of 8:30am - 4:45pm Mondays-Thursdays and 7:30am-2:30pm on Fridays. Company bonus and subsidies on-site canteen.

Role / Description

  • Develop both new and existing formulations for coatings and lubricants
  • Manage new product development from concept through to product launch
  • Test products and raw materials using a wide range of analytical techniques e.g., XRD, SEM, TGA, DSC, BET, rheological behaviour, and particle size analysis
  • Attend customer trials and provide technical support
  • Work closely with QC and Operations to oversee manufacture of new developments and solve any issues on plant
  • Carry out COSHH assessments and maintain appropriate records
  • Work to strict quality protocols using standard laboratory practices and SOPs
  • Report work in a timely and accurate manner
  • Remain up to date with current developments in the market
  • General maintenance of laboratory areas and equipment


  • Degree preferred in Chemistry (or similar)
  • Proven industrial experience of formulating and developing coatings/inks/paints/lubricants
  • Self-motivated and pro-active, with a willingness to learn
  • Good problem-solving and communication skills
  • Good attention to detail and able to manage own projects

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to . For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Chris on 0161 868 2225.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit www.srgtalent.com to view our other vacancies.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

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Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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08/06/2023 13:38:23
GBP 25000.00 35000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Chris Beckenham

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