Hodgson Sealants - Manufacturer of high quality premium sealants

Tel: 01482 868321

Sales enquiries : sales@hodgsonsealants.com
Technical enquiries : technicalservices@hodgsonsealants.com

Hodgson Sealants Group is the largest independent sealants manufacturer in the UK, with over 50 years knowledge in the industry supplying across the construction, transportation and leisure industries.

We are now looking for an experienced formulation chemist to join our Technical Department in our Beverley business to drive innovation and support our ambitious business growth. Being at the core of a technically strong business, the Research and Development team works closely with Sales & Marketing, Product Managers, Production, Supply Chain and Application/Technical Service Engineers to create innovative, high performance products to meet customer needs and expectations. By drawing upon customer insights, internal technical knowledge and expertise, coupled with a new laboratory and manufacturing capabilities, the business is well positioned to make a real difference in the UK construction, transportation and leisure markets. Genuine progression possibilities exist for the right candidate.

PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST HAVE FULL WORKING RIGHTS WITHIN THE UK.

MAIN PURPOSES OF JOB

  • This role will involve supporting Hodgsons business objectives by working closely with target market managers, product managers and engineers, applications and end users to develop tailored products to satisfy local market needs. The development of specialist knowhow and expertise relating to formulations, product lines and application is expected to be achieved through self-directed practical laboratory work, input into field evaluation, accessing and reading literature and contact with key suppliers of information, equipment and materials. Expert project planning and delivery is a must, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable effective team working and professional dialogue with customers and colleagues in order to deliver departmental and business objectives.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The delivery of product development outcomes in accordance with Hodgsons internal processes.
  • Assess the technical and commercial feasibility of new products by conducting, formulation and practical testing of new products.
  • Ensure new products and raw materials meet the required legislative compliance standards (e.g. REACH [EU &UK, CLP, CE Marking etc.)
  • Introduction of new products and processes into the plant and training of production operatives in new manufacturing techniques.
  • Oversee product manufacture to troubleshoot any technical issues.
  • The provision of technical advice (often following practical evaluation) and maintenance of technical data (Safety Data Sheets, Technical guides/bulletins etc.) for all assigned products. Includes the provision of guidance to PDS authors; the issue and updating of technical bulletins; and appropriate contribution to R&D databases.
  • We expect you to be able to manage your time efficiently across multiple projects and effectively interact with the organisation and deliver projects on target.
  • Ensure that practical work is reported/communicated effectively and professionally in a timely manner.
  • Provide a flexible, informative, prompt and professional approach to internal and external customers at all times.
  • To contribute positively to the image and perception of Hodgson Sealants (Holdings) Limited Research and Development. Helping to foster a culture where innovation, creativity and continuous improvement prevails within the team.
  • Provide flexible cover for departmental absences/holidays to ensure operational efficiency (R&D, Application Engineering/Technical Services and QC).

 

WORKING HOURS

  • 35hrs per week Monday to Friday,
  • Flexible approach to working within core hours applies

 

We Need Your Skills

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Educated to Degree Level in Chemistry, Polymers or Material Science.
  • Minimum 2 years industrial experience within a chemical environment is essential with strong project management skills.
  • A proven record of accomplishment and passion for formulating products
  • Experience of silicone sealant and MS Polymer/Hybrid formulating/manufacture would be a distinct advantage.
  • You have experience of using Microsoft Office, preferably with advanced skills in Excel.
  • You will be enthusiastic, diligent, have a positive work ethic, good attention for detail, accuracy and consistency, and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • If you have experience of managing a team this would be welcomed

 

SALARY

  • A competitive salary and benefits package is on offer to the right candidate

How to Apply

 

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