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Coating and Conversion Operatives

Applicants must be physically fit as these jobs require manual work, occasional heavy lifting and standing whilst machine minding and operating various equipment. Full training and all PPE will be provided.

Take a look at the job description and apply by sending your CV and covering letter to – careers@kernowcoatings.com

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Research Chemist

We’re looking for a Research Chemist to help with the formulation of functional surface coatings for application to flexible substrates.

The Role – 

Developing new standards for production and design, with improvements as needed

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 Technical Director on a daily / weekly basis, demonstrating the principles below

A sound Process – DMAIC
Define
Measure
Analyse
Improve
Control

Evaluating raw materials efficiently & selecting suitable chemistries for formulation. Liaising with suppliers

Remaining focussed on project objectives and be able to meet deadlines

Producing pilot coatings & employing test procedures for establishing functionality / performance

Preparing for & conducting pre-production trials

Working with other key Technical, Production & Sales personnel to ensure the effective flow of information within the business

Demonstrating good housekeeping principles within the Team

Take a look at the job description and apply by sending your CV and covering letter to – careers@kernowcoatings.com

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Qualifications/Skills needed – 

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or equivalent higher scientific certification

5+ years experience of working in a formulation chemist’s role

Experience within a manufacturing environment, where there is a requirement to understand technical processes

Resilient and results oriented, with a strong quality focus and the ability to work to Deadlines

Analytical and methodical approach to problem solving

Strong written and oral communication skills

Well organised, with the ability to prioritise workload

 

Laboratory Technician

We’re seeking a Lab Technician to help research samples using R&D lab equipment to fulfill sales requests.

The Role – 

To support Chemist in New Product Development by participating in all aspects of new product design, development, fabrication and testing

Make and test prototypes, or modified components or samples as required using a variety of techniques

Record, analyse and interpret results to generate appropriate conclusions and recommendations focusing on accuracy and completeness

Collaborate with Research Chemist to provide support for root cause analysis

Plan daily, weekly and monthly work for assigned projects based on timing deadlines and test input from project coordinators

Use and operate the R&D equipment safely (where applicable after training)

Ensure a safe and professional work area is maintained, including proper storage of all chemicals, tools and equipment, clean, well-organized and presentable on a daily basis

Provide Technical Support for Production Department

Follow all company policies and procedures to ensure product integrity and quality control where applicable

Perform quality control tests on raw materials, completed products and product samples

Perform quality control tests in the lab as well as on-site when necessary

Work with other R&D personnel to ensure the effective flow of information within the business


Key Skills – 

Previous experience of working in Research and Development laboratory preferably within hazard materials

Good IT skills, especially Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Take a look at the job description and apply by sending your CV and covering letter to – careers@kernowcoatings.com

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