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Senior Materials Technologist (Polymers)

Greater Manchester, Wigan
£30000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

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Chemistry, Polymers
Contract Type
Full Time

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Materials scientist/engineer required for role in Lancashire. Previous experience within polymer products and composites will be necessary

Senior Materials Technologist (Polymers)

Wigan (commutable from Liverpool, Bolton, Preston and surrounding areas)

Salary - £30,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience)


SRG is working with a leading UK manufacturer of high spec polymer and composite products. Based in the Southwest Lancashire area, they have recently started hiring for a new member of their team. This is a great opportunity for a chemist or engineer with a background in polymers and materials. You will join a growing team in a fast-moving lab environment with a wide range of specialist materials testing equipment. Applications from graduates are welcome and individuals with previous industry experience would be considered at the upper end of the salary scale.

Benefits: Company pension and life insurance. 24 days holiday + bank holidays with early finish on Fridays

Role Description
  • Developing and implementing new materials for use in manufacturing
  • Analysis of material properties with wet chemistry techniques and specialist mechanical testing techniques (abrasion, hydro-static, tensile strength)
  • Tweaking polymer formulations and troubleshooting
  • Liaising with suppliers of raw materials and managing customer projects
  • Adhering to safety standards and Working safely in a fast-paced lab environment

  • Minimum of 1 year's experience working with thermoset/thermoplastics. 3+ years of experience will be needed for the upper salary range
  • A chemistry or engineering degree would be preferred
  • Ability to travel or relocate to the South Lancashire area.
  • Experience within polymer formulation or materials development would be an advantage.
  • Full right to work in the UK.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Will on 0161 526 1885. If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors. As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: Polymers, polyurethane, thermoset, materials science, chemical, manufacturing, formulation

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Every day, we help high-calibre scientists, clinical professionals and engineers of all levels build great careers. We are dedicated to providing the best solutions for the broad-based science community, whether temporary or permanent recruitment, cutting-edge managed solutions, or contract scientific and clinical services through Synergy, our unique CRO.


We have established relationships with world-class leaders and small-scale start-ups alike. Our clients value our in-depth regional knowledge developed through our presence across the UK and Europe, and our national exposure that means we offer jobseekers an unrivalled range of career opportunities.



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