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R & D and Innovation Technician


Salary Salary is dependent on skills, ability and experience.

Job Location Bristol

Job Type Permanent

Posted 05 August 2022

As a leading and growing supplier of Inks and coatings to the Narrow Web Label Market, our client is looking to enhance their technical department with a R & D Technician.

  • Are you an analytical individual?
  • Do you enjoy gathering information to analyse, problem solve and find solutions?
  • Do you have a curious nature and love to be challenged?

If so, you could be a good fit into their team.

They are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual that has a passion for science, particularly chemistry. You will be required to resolve technical enquires, collaborate with other departments to carry out investigations, support their Production department with manufacturing issues and work closely with customers both on new development and current products.

Ideally, this position will suit a Chemistry graduate or an individual with experience in  R & D. However, if you believe you have the skills and knowledge to join the team and make a difference then they want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist with/undertake projects to develop new products based on market demands, Regulatory changes or Purchasing requirements
  • To prepare and test flexographic/screen printed, water based/UV curing, inks and varnishes
  • To add formulas and maintain them on their IT Systems
  • To support manufacturing and process improvements with technical knowledge when required
  • To provide support to any Laboratory activity associated with the day to day running of the lab
  • To attend and contribute to relevant meetings
  • To take responsibility for developing test methods and techniques within the framework of the project program
  • To contribute to teaching activities and facilitate the sharing of knowledge within the department
  • To maintain a clean and efficient working environment
  • Liaising with raw material and service suppliers where necessary with regard to quality, development issues and for new products of interest to the Company
  • Responsible for ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with Company operating procedures
  • Organise work according to ensure projects remain on course and highlight any issues when they arise
  • Responsible for adhering to Company policy and procedures on Health and Safety

When the need arises work outside off normal shift to get a key piece of work completed or visit a customer.


  • Literacy and numeracy – The keeping of records both in paper files and computer formats, scientific report writing
  • Computer skills – A working knowledge of MS Word and Excel, Outlook
  • Scientific background – qualifications in a science discipline, preferably chemistry and with previous experience in a similar role
  • Teamwork – Working within and across teams and departments
  • Communication – Clear communication skills as dealing with both internal and external contacts
  • Self-motivation / Decision making – High level of self-motivation to be able to work independently, with the confidence to make decisions
  • Organisation – The need to multi-task on a regular basis, working to tight and/or agreed timelines
  • Confidentiality – The ability to work on highly sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Creative problem solver, to create solutions and opportunity out of perceived problems

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent communicator
  • Team leader, builder, and player
  • A strong desire for quality and excellence
  • Situational leadership and coaching skills
  • Excellent IT and report writing skills

This is a full-time role 40 hours per week Monday to Friday. Salary is dependent on skills, ability and experience. Benefits include 25 days annual holiday, pension scheme and free parking. This site is commutable by car, bus and train from Bristol and the surrounding areas.

How to Apply

If you feel you do not have all the technical skills but have a passion for science and  enjoy working with people, please attach your CV to the link provided and the Hiring Company will be in direct contact.

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