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Development Technician

Northumberland   •  £23000 - £28000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

CK Group are recruiting for a Development Technician on behalf of a leading multinational producer of household plastic products at their site in Cramlington on a permanent basis. The company have been undergoing a period of growth, and offer excellent opportunities for personal development and career progression, as well as structured training.

The successful candidate would be responsible for:
-To coordinate and ensure that all aspects of the company program and evaluation of outdoor samples are carried out effectively and within the specified time constraints.
- To ensure that all machines are maintained in good working order to minimise downtime.
- Promote and develop ideas for improvements to the Weathering Programme and Equipment set up.
- Contribute to the understanding and interpretation of test results in relation to product construction and modifications.
- Complete and report laboratory work and to assist in running and reporting of lamination line trials.

Further responsibilities include:
Responsible for managing and co-ordinating all aspects associated with the company program are completed and reported within the specified timescales.

These include:
- Controlling sample test request
- Managing results database
- Planning sample evaluation cycle times
- Controlling physical period sampling history archive
- Optimise machine capacities
- Training of additional personnel ensuring consistent test results interpretation.
- Responsible for maintaining and basic maintenance of all machines to ensure that they are in good working order to minimise downtime and Manufacturer\'s Service Engineer\'s costs within budget.
- Monitoring and regular reporting of operating costs of machines/facility.
- Perform regular general laboratory operations and report laboratory work as requested

The successful candidates will have the following skills and experience:
- Level 3 or equivalent in a science base discipline plus 2 years relevant experience within a polymer processing industry.
- Good time management, self-organisation and planning skills.
- To be able to make both visual and instrumental colour assessments
- Be up to date with industry standards and company procedures.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are needed to explain and justify any opinions or decisions. Formal, well written reports are expected which must be clear and detailed.
- Be able to operate as a member of a Team and to make a positive contribution to its success.
- Have a high degree of proficiency in the operations under his/her control and possesses the ability to train others to the same standard.
- Outside working hours may be required in accordance with the needs of the business.

Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. Please quote reference 51215 in all correspondence.

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  • Agency: CK Group
  • Contact: Natalie Wood
  • Phone: 01246 457700
  • Reference: 51215
  • Posted: 8th September 2021
  • Expires: 6th October 2021

CK Group

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