Research and Development Technician (Ink)

Pulse Roll Label Products
Job Overview
Summary:
  • As a leading and growing supplier of inks and coatings to the Narrow Web Label Market and proud winners of a Queens Award for Enterprise 2015, Pulse Roll Label Products is looking to enhance our Technical Department with an, analytical, R & D Technician with a desire for excellence. The successful applicant will assist us as we continue to grow our UK and international business serving the global printed label industry.
  • In the R&D Technician role you will assist with the development and improvement of our product ranges, which include UV curable inks and varnishes for flexo printing, screen printing and water based products.
  • The successful candidate will be an active member of a small team and will assist and work with other R & D team members, as well as with Production, QC and Technical Sales, to ensure the quality our ink and coating product ranges are at the forefront of the industry.
  • Will suit an enthusiastic, laboratory orientated individual, who is proactive and self-motivated with a desire for excellence. You will also enjoy using your passion for science to resolve technical enquiries, production issues/investigations, colour matchings and to work on development projects
  • Offers opportunities to grow and progress in an innovative company. You will be part of a small R&D team working within the in the Technical department but will support both Technical Customer Service and Quality Control when required.
  • Will suit a Chemistry graduate or someone with one to two years laboratory experience in an R&D role, who is both quality and process driven, and who has the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the business.
Responsibilities:
  • Planning, evaluating and executing R & D experiments to assist with the development of new formulations and products
  • Recording and testing of new formulations e.g. ink performance tests
  • Contributing to development, scale up and manufacture of inks and coatings in cooperation with Production and Operations
  • Technical enquiries requiring development of improved products
  • Assistance during busy periods with in house technical service enquiries by customers, to include colour matching, product improvement, investigation of customer complaints and internal production matters
  • Quality control including testing, maintenance and update or records
  • Following Company, Health & Safety and Lean Manufacturing policy and procedures
  • Organising work in accordance with Company Lean principles, including Continuous Improvement, and 5S
  • Report writing and attendance at weekly meetings
  • Following standard laboratory practices
Experience/Skills:
  • A Chemistry graduate or educated to ‘A’ level standard with one or two years of Laboratory experience in ink manufacture or coatings or a similar industry
  • Knowledge of colour theory beneficial (candidate cannot be colour blind)
  • Strong practical skills
  • Positive attitude and eager to learn
  • A good communicator
  • A strong desire for excellence
  • Flexibility in working hours
 
  • If you feel you do not have all the technical skills but have a passion for science and enjoy working with people, please apply!

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@pulserl.com

Job Detail
  • SalarySalary is negotiable and dependent on skills and experience but a minimum of £20,000 per annum. Benefits include 25 days annual holiday, plus 8 days bank holiday, a pension scheme and free parking.
  • Experienceone or two years of Laboratory experience in ink manufacture or coatings or a similar industry
  • QualificationsA Chemistry graduate or educated to ‘A’ level standard
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