Industrial Coatings Research Chemist

Kernow Coatings
26000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + depending on experience in the coatings industry
10 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Overview:

The role involves the formulating of functional surface coatings, adhesives & inks for sale as compounded chemistry or for application to flexible substrates by our own operations.

Markets served: Imaging (Inkjet, Dry & Liquid Toner, Offset, Flexo, Screen)

Colour (Lght projection, conversion, diffusion)

Labelling & Tagging (Asset ID, Signage, Retail)

Industrial (Adhesives, UV blocking, anti-scratch, slip)

Security - Tamper evidence (overt / covert functionality,


This role plays a key part in our success, by driving change, promoting collaboration, constant effort to meet our business objectives and increase customer satisfaction.

Team Details:

The Team consists of 6 R&D Chemists & an Environmental Officer.

Key Responsibilities:

Formulation design

Coordinating projects from conception through to commercial acceptance and providing technical support / troubleshooting throughout the product life cycle.

The ability to progress projects with autonomy, but also having the necessary interpersonal skills to integrate within a team for group communication & when projects dictate.

Managing regular and ad hoc projects within the R&D scope, updating & advising the Laboratory Administrator (daily) & Technical Director (weekly), demonstrating the principles below:

1. A sound Process - DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control)

2. Ambitious - Self-motivated. Owns the project, determined to achieve

& deliver on time & in full.

3. Capable Resource - Identifying the tools to get the job done.