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Development Specialist

CK Group
Kingston upon Hull
Closing date
28 Mar 2024

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Chemistry, Materials Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

CK Group are recruiting for a Development Specialist to join a bioplastics technology company at their site near Hull on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company:
Our client is a bioplastics technology company operating through technology licensing, with compounding partners in the UK, France and China. Salary is competitive and varies depending on experience.

Development Specialist Role:
Your main duties will be:
  • Biopolymer Formulation Development: Developing and testing new biopolymer formulations using extrusion methods.
  • Plastics Processing Investigation: Working with injection moulding equipment and other thermoplastic extrusion processes in order to develop manufacturing guidelines for end customers.
  • Desk Based Research and Literature Reviews: Researching new solutions to problems related to formulation by reviewing available literature and proposing solutions to be tested.
  • Researching and Sourcing of Raw Materials: Identifying appropriate raw materials and additives to be tested, working with the company Logistics and Supply Chain coordinator to source samples and key information.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Writing up of trial results in order to capture all key information, which may feed into confidential company know-how or future patent applications.
  • Internal Collaboration: Working with the Applications Specialist to analyse trial outcomes, proposing and testing solutions to any obstacles that have been encountered.

Your Background:
The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or Chemistry. Past experience within the plastics industry and the production of compounds via twin-screw extrusion is required. A full clean UK driver’s license is essential.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 56672 in all correspondence.


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Company info
+44 (0)1246 457700
CK Group
Westwick House
The Bridge Business Centre
Beresford Way
S41 9FG

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