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Research Technician, Chemistry Graduate

Job Title: Research Technician, Chemistry Graduate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
Industry:
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum
Reference: J909016_1626105093
Contact Name: Tom Hammond
Contact Email: tom.hammond@russell-taylor.co.uk
Job Published: July 12, 2021 16:51

Job Description

Research Technician, Chemistry Graduate

Location: Blackpool, Preston area

Type: Permanent

Salary: £19,000 - £22,000

Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Additional: 20 days plus bank holidays (inc. 10 days fixed leave for Xmas and summer shutdown)

Additional: Parking onsite, company pension.

Our Client a global polymer manufacturing company based in the Preston area, is looking to recruit for a Research Technician who will be trained up in the below activities and given the chance to progress within the company.

The Role:

Product Development

  • Discussing potential product developments or modifications with Technical Manager.
  • Working on product improvement in the laboratory and set up and run lab experiments to test and develop products/Formulation, Scale up support etc.
  • Keep detailed project notes.
  • Preparing full and detailed analyses of the laboratory work for customer review or for internal purposes as required.
  • Working on specialist products for specified customers to produce small amounts of product through laboratory rather than full-scale processing/ bespoke products.

Quality Assurance/QC

  • Sampling and testing all raw materials used in the production of set polymers depending on the nature of the raw material and its use in the process.
  • Sampling and testing the product through all stages of the production process according to detailed technical specifications.
  • Completing testing of product samples to deadlines, organizing batches of tests so that the next stage of processing can be completed to production targets.
  • Confirming passed product to Production and approving the next stage of processing.
  • Inputting test data to the Laboratory file and to the computer testing program; generating internal test reports on all tests completed on a daily basis.
  • Control and monitor stocks of chemicals, consumables and equipment needed within the laboratory and re-order essential stocks when needed.
  • Retaining a customer sample from each product batch.
  • Maintaining a clean, safe and tidy work environment within the laboratory operating at all times within legal requirements.
  • Calibrate critical instruments in rotation and according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Carry out internal quality audits to ISO 9001 and ISO13485.

The Person:

  • Essential that the person holds a Degree or MSc in a Chemistry based discipline.
  • Will ideally have some QC Lab experience in an industrial setting but not essential.

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