Chemist

Sherwin-Williams
Job Overview
Responsibilities:
  • Development of new products/formulations
  • Reformation of existing products
  • Evaluation and approval of alternative raw materials
  • Progressing of projects through to production scale up
  • Evaluation of competitive products
  • Provision of support to the QA and Consumer Services Departments
  • Provision of support to R&D's Stability Studies function
  • Progress new product development projects
  • Undertake reformulation projects and evaluate alternative raw materials to meet
    • legislative targets
    • profit margin improvement
    • performance improvement
  • Support scale up of laboratory produced formulations through to production
  • Conduct competitive product analysis and reporting
  • Conduct product performance evaluations
  • Conduct general laboratory/equipment maintenance and ordering of consumables
  • Provision of testing support to the QA department at times of high workload (this may involve occasional shift pattern working)
  • Provision of support to the Consumer Services Department at times of high workload
  • Other duties appropriate to the position under the direction of the R&D team leaders and senior chemists
Requirements:
  • Master's degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, polymer/materials science or related technical discipline with relevant industry experience
  • Previous laboratory experience essential
  • Not colour blind - essential
  • Competent IT skills
  • Effective written & verbal communication skills
  • Confidence in presenting in formal or informal environments - essential
  • Ability to work flexibly and respond positively to changing priorities
  • Ability to work in a team environment and on own initiative
  • Full driving licence - preferred
Preferred:
  • Six Sigma knowledge
  • Ability to work successfully in a matrixed organisation
Job Detail
  • Experienceprevious laboratory experience essential
  • QualificationsMaster's degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, polymer/materials science or related technical discipline with relevant industry experience
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