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Senior Chemist - Coatings - Derbyshire

Reference: 2414/2
Location: Midlands
Sector: Process, Technical, Chemist / Scientist, Technical Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Contact: Heather McArragher
Consultants Email: heather@whitehall.uk.com
Salary: £30,000 to £45,000

Our client manufacturers and supplies high performance products and high temperature coatings for the Oil & Gas, Food, Hygiene and Pharmaceutical Industries.

They wish to appoint a Senior Chemist to work on new and existing formulations.


  • Develop and test new technologies both industrial and protective coatings.
  • Formulate, test and evaluate recipes and raw materials.
  • Analyse, report and present the results from development work.
  • Search for and make use of relevant knowledge, e.g. formulation of recipes and test standards.
  • Maintenance of existing products.
  • Work effectively with various internal labs and functions and external testing institutes.
  • Keep updated on new technology keeping contact with raw material suppliers and internal sources.
  • Provide technical support for customers.
  • Contribute to in house test method development.

Candidate profile:

  • Higher education in chemistry, or similar
  • Experience of working within the Industrial Coatings Industry.
  • Experience with product development, testing and raw material evaluation.
  • Able to act on own initiative and take responsibility to achieve results.
  • A can-do attitude with an analytical mindset.
  • People and task oriented.
  • Able to suggest fresh and imaginative ideas and solutions, think outside of the box.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and execute and report.

Whitehall is the Recruitment Specialist for the Chemical, Polymer, Coatings and Life Science based Industries.