Senior Research Developer


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Job Title : Senior Research Developer
Location : Pinetown, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Salary : Not Specified
Posted On : Friday August 23, 2019
Apply Before : Sunday September 22, 2019
Job Type : Full-time
Education Not Specified
Experience : 5 years - 10 years
Career Not Specified
Job Category : Research

Job Description

Their main function will be to consistently support business expansion by the continual development of new products and optimization of existing products in new and existing markets.



Qualification and Experience:




  • BSc Chemistry or minimum of National Diploma in Science related field

  • Practical experience in a chemical environment

  • Paint industry experience advantageous

  • 8-10 years relevant work experience

  • Computer literate in word and excel



Skills:




  • Analytical approach to problem solving

  • Self-motivated, self-driven and organised

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Leadership Skills



Additional Requirements:




  • Required to be physically active, physically, unassisted and medically fit

  • Able to perform the required duties under the prevailing lab/ plant conditions

  • Must be able to communicate effectively

  • Good hand-eye co-ordination required

  • No visual impairments which would reduce ability to perform required duties e.g. Colour distinction and depth perception



Job Functions:



Development of new products




  • Support business by the continual innovation and development of new products for various markets.

  • Reporting and updating of all development projects.



Continuous improvement/optimisation of existing products




  • Support business by the continual improvement and optimisation of existing products.

  • Reporting and updating of all optimization projects.



Technical Sales Support




  • Provide support to technical sales on customer queries/requests.



Administration functions




  • Assist with investigation of NC’s related to the area of development.

  • Assist with updating of test methods and lab procedures.

  • Purchasing of laboratory equipment/consumables.

  • Batch card generation as approved by Lab Manager.



Trial Batch Supervision




  • Supervise trial batches accordingly in production.

  • Supervise trial batches accordingly at customers.

  • Reporting and updating of trial batches for final approval by Lab Manager.



Customer Complaints




  • Investigate and complete NC regarding customer complaints concerning developments.



Maintain housekeeping in the laboratory


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