Laboratory Manager – Inks

Inktech Ltd
Job Overview
Summary:
  • Responsible for managing a small team of technicians
  • Suited to someone who enjoys working in a fast paced lab environment and is used to reacting quickly to changing customer demands
Responsibilities:
  • Leading the lab team, allocating work, managing staff movements, priorities and day to day workload
  • Managing the lab work/enquiries log
  • Staff training and development
  • Staff monthly 'one 2 ones' and twice yearly appraisals
  • Quality control of production batches
  • Reformulation of existing products for cost or technical reasons
  • Creating formulations and production processing procedures
  • Raw material testing and approvals
  • Providing technical support to sales team and direct to customers
  • Playing an active part in product trials, scale up and manufacture
  • Coordinating/resolving all day to day technical issues on site
  • New product development i.e. working on customer enquiries for new inks & coatings
  • Work with the regulatory manager to ensure relevant standards and legislation are met when selecting new materials
  • Be involved with lab risk assessments and ensuring adherence by lab staff to all relevant internal safe systems of work
Requirements:
  • Experienced lab manager with a background 'on the bench' developing liquid printing inks and specialist coatings
  • Proven self motivator with strong drive and initiative
  • Demonstrate good problem solving skills, good communication skills
  • Experience managing a small team
  • Commitment to improve quality
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Accurate written & verbal english skills for report writing & presentations
  • Extensive experience formulating flexo/gravure liquid inks and coatings
  • Knowledge of resins, pigments, solvents and additives
  • Good understanding of modern colour management systems
  • Knowledge of the supply chain
  • Able to build relationships with suppliers
  • Familiar with both lab and factory processing equipment

To apply, please email your cover letter & CV to jane@inktechinnovation.co.uk

Job Detail
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