Research & Development Technician

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Research & Development Technician

  • Post Date:26th September 2022
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Research & Development Technician

Are you looking to progress your laboratory career?

Belzona is a global leader in polymeric industrial protective coatings and repair composites in a range of industries such as Wind Industry, Marine, Mining, Oil & Gas and many more!

We are currently recruiting for someone to join the existing Research & Development team in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, in a support role as an R&D Technician.

Job Description

This is an opportunity within our laboratories working as part of an existing team. Reporting to the R&D Manager, the role will involve supporting the R&D Chemists with the development and testing of new and innovative industrial protective coatings and repair composites. The role will primarily involve the lab-scale manufacture of polymer-based systems and the subsequent testing to verify performance using a range of analytical and mechanical methods. In addition, there will be day-to-day lab management activities including equipment calibration and servicing, ordering of consumables, and the COSHH assessment of new chemicals.

What are we looking for?

 

  • Keen interest in science and working in a laboratory environment
  • Science based graduate or ‘A’ level in a science discipline with relevant experience
  • Previous industrial or laboratory experience e.g.
    • An understanding of polymer chemistry
    • Practical knowledge of industrial coatings and repair composites
    • Familiarity with coating/composite testing techniques
  • Good Maths and English skills
  • Strong practical / hands-on skills
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn and develop
  • Logical thinker with the ability to problem solve
  • Confident communicator and team player with good organisational skills
  • Clean driving licence preferable

What are we offering?

  • Opportunity to join a successful, progressive company
  • Full-time permanent position based in Harrogate (37.5hrs/week)
  • Full training and support
  • Opportunity for flexible working
  • Excellent career progression prospects

 Package:

We also have lots of great benefits: private healthcare, permanent health insurance, discounted vendors, refer a friend scheme (£500), free onsite parking – plus loads more that we can talk to you about in interview.

If you are interested this role, please send your CV and covering letter to: [email protected] by 7th October 2022.

Belzona Polymerics Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and we undertake to give fair and full consideration to all applications for employment made to Belzona, irrespective of any Protected Characteristic.