Product Development Technician required, based in South Yorkshire. Scientific degree preferred, with some hands-on laboratory experience. Formulation or Product Development experience beneficial.
Product Development Technician
Salary: £21,000 - £24,000 per annum (depending on experience)
SRG is working with a hugely successful company who develop speciality colour products for a range of well-known clothing brands and retailers all over the world. Continuing their impressive growth and with a focus on sustainable and greener products, they are now looking for a Product Development Technician to join their R&D team. This role will support new product development, through formulation, raw material changes and scale up projects, as well as modifying and improving existing products. This would be a brilliant opportunity for a Science graduate who has some hand-on laboratory experience or equally someone with industrial experience of formulation or product development.
Benefits: You will join a dynamic and supportive team, working in a centre of excellence for this technology. Full training provided. 27 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays. Working hours: 8.30am-5pm, Mon-Fri, with some flexibility on start/finish times. Generous pension scheme and annual company bonus.
Role / Description
- Formulating and developing brand new products in the lab from customer briefs for specific applications
- Evaluating new and alternative raw materials to formulate into new products
- Adapting and modifying formulations to solve problems with existing products
- Supporting scale up from lab to plant with manufacturing instructions and technical support to the production team
- Liaising with suppliers to discuss raw materials and new technologies
- Interfacing with the Applications Team to share feedback and adapt formulations as needed
- Benchmarking competitor products
- Working across a range of short-, medium- and long-term projects simultaneously,
- Writing technical reports for internal use and for external customers
- Degree in Chemistry or similar preferred (HND/HNC acceptable)
- Hands-on experience in a laboratory - whether at university or in industry
- Previous experience of formulating or developing products in a lab setting - highly beneficial but not essential
- Creative mindset and good problem-solving skills
- Good time and task management skills, able to change priorities when needed
- Strong, adaptable communication skills
If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to email@example.com For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Faye on 0161 888 2557. 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.
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