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Laboratory Technician

Pin icon BA3 Midsomer Norton
Pound Sterling icon Competitive salary dependent on experience
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 21 days ago
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Sun Chemical, the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments, have an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to join their team in Midsomer Norton!


Laboratory Technician
Midsomer Norton, BA3 4RT

  • Full time, permanent
  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Excellent benefits package

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK
 

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, colour and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries.

Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.


The Role

Thanks to our innovative products and great team – we are proud that the business is continuing to grow, we now have an opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to join our professional Research & Development team based in Midsomer Norton.


Responsibilities

  • To develop new products for use in the aqueous InkJet market that are aligned with the company strategy. 
  • Developing and maintaining application testing protocols; maintenance and SOP development of equipment (e.g. test equipment).
  • Daily tasks in the laboratory as required.
  • Product Development
  • Working on the formulation and research of new and existing products.
  • Interact with internal and external customers to advance product development and implementation in the Industrial InkJet segments where applicable.
  • Application of own scientific knowledge in problem solving situations
  • Provide updates of project progress, including regular communication with project leaders
  • Developing and maintaining application testing protocols; maintenance and SOP development of equipment (e.g. test equipment).
  • Technical Support
  • Product Compliance
  • Safety Commitment


Qualifications / Experience Critical for the Job Holder

  • Practical working knowledge in a relevant formulating laboratory environment, preferably aqueous
  • Minimum 5 GCSE (A*-C / 4+) with emphasis on science subjects and A Levels in Chemistry/Biology/Physics or related discipline.  Degree in Science related subject preferable but not essential
  • Competent in the use of MSOffice (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
  • Ability to devise test methods, analyse results and disseminate them in a professional and effective way
  • Strong team player
  • Able to take ownership and responsibility of their work and think for themselves while being receptive to feedback to continuously improve the quality of the development
  • Ambitious and willing to learn
  • Hold a strong can-do-attitude


Benefits

  • Competitive Salary depending on experience
  • Company pension
  • 26 days holiday increasing with service
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Flexible working.
  • Further training opportunities
  • Access to discounts and savings at some of the UK’s biggest retailers
  • Free onsite parking


How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and you will be directed to the company website where you will be able to submit an application form.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is Sun’s policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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