Laboratory Chemist Sheetfed - UK: Wolverhampton

This role is based at our Laboratory located in Wolverhampton, UK.

This position will support identification of diverse raw materials, working with Procurement to support in maximising improvement opportunities.

 Key Result Areas & Responsibilities

  • Investigate new raw materials under guidance from the Technical Lead
  • Generate new product formulations under guidance from the Technical Lead
  • Liaise with PDL team to align test methods and application conditions
  • Provide detailed summaries of laboratory evaluation with instruction on their effective use to our PDL sites and procurement steering committee to enable positive margin decisions to be made
  • Understand the influence of raw materials and formulations on the overall cost efficiency of a given formulation
  • Liaise with Procurement team to direct the RM selection and discuss with supplier to maintain future pipeline of cos efficient raw materials
  • Understand the customer process to be able to support problem solving of market issues
  • Ensure that RMs are compliant to prevailing H & S regulations
  • Ensure Raw Materials are CPS SHE, GRMC and REACH compliant
  • Define benefit analyses with procurement to aid prioritisation
  • Define experimental design to provide correlation to PDLs and Customer application
  • Hands-on laboratory bench work to process raw materials and collect data
  • Provide summary report with cost-in-use benefit to the procurement steering committee
  • Be able to provide accurate and consistent reports to withstand peer review
  • Any other responsibilities that fall within the general purpose of the technical function that may be requested by the Technical Lead

  Ideal Background – Education and Experience

  • The successful applicant must have a minimum A-level in science based subjects
  • Ideal candidate should have experience in Sheetfed laboratory environment with experience in formulations and their application at clients
  • A working knowledge of the manufacturing process is essential
  • Familiar with Excel, Word and PowerPoint software to be able to provide overviews and project reports
  • Familiarity with SAP would be beneficial

  Personal Attributes – Capabilities and Skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving ability
  • Flexible in approach to work
  • Fluent in English speaking and writing