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Johannesburg: Senior Research & Development Chemist (Colorants / Manufacturing / Chemical / Industrial)




Date 2024-06-07
Job Title Senior Research & Development Chemist (Colorants / Manufacturing / Chemical / Industrial)
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Category Scientific Qa
Location Gauteng
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Job Summary

Senior Research & Development Chemist (Colorants / Manufacturing / Chemical / Industrial) Johannesburg R 450 000 Per Annum (Negotiable depending on skills and experience) Global Manufacturing concern is seeking the expertise of a diligent Senior Research & Development Chemist to join their team. Main Purpose of the Role: Administrate and coordinate all activities in the research and development laboratory, to enable the Company to develop customized solutions for customers and optimize the cost and performance of existing products. Develop and implement continuous programs to review processes undertaken in all Operational departments to eliminate gaps within the processes and optimize efficiency and eliminate waste. To identify areas of improvement, to increase operational efficiency of the production processes. Works with management to identify new process improvement opportunities in the areas of quality, cost, and performance. Ensuring all products are manufactured in a timely and cost-effective manner. Qualifications and

Requirements:

Degree in Chemistry / Engineering or related science Minimum 5 years experience in chemicals manufacturing environment, pigment dispersions, paint technology, or coatings applications Direct colorant and/or paint formulation experience is desirable Academic background in coatings chemistry, polymer chemistry, surfactant technology, or rheology is desirable Demonstrated ability for problem solving and the capacity to handle several projects simultaneously are critical Experience using color databases such as Data Color or Lago Strong foundation in advanced math, sciences, physics and chemistry Critical-thinking skills to create new systems Strong organizational skills and very keen eye for detail Demonstrated ability to ensure best practices and procedures are followed Ability to manage complex batch production with a vast range of equipment and resources Key

Responsibilities:

R&D: Formulate new colorant products and reformulate existing products for improvements Perform application testing to demonstrate properties of colorants for specific customer needs Interact with customers regarding technical matters Evaluate new raw materials for potential use in our products Generate ideas for future developments and uses for colorants beyond ordinary applications Interact with raw material suppliers Interact with other technical personnel in manufacturing and QC Perform other duties from time to time as requested by the technical Manager General Lab housekeeping Responsible for adherence to all Health, Safety and Environment requirements and compliance with both Corporate and Legislative Policies and Acts Any other duties assigned by the Senior R&D/QC Chemist Create and maintain records of work done with results for easy trace ability Process Improvement: Review the manufacturing process, to optimize the process and to minimize process times for every stage and eliminate waste Evaluate raw materials to seek best performing raw material within its class and reduce complexity with the raw materials class Lead projects which encompass product modification to improve performance and process ability Review batch card instructions and undertake changes to provide clarity to facilitate ease of manufacture Participate in batch card routing development and seek methods to optimize manufacturing process and reduce dwell times Involved in all problem solving Analyze and product First Time Right report and simultaneously undertake tasks and projects to elevate First Time Right to target Review production schedules to understand methods that are applied and activities that take place Enact Quality Control procedures to resolve production problems or minimize costs Liaise with Supply Chain & Warehouse to ensure Raw Materials are available to produce the required products Inform Managers and Sales staff of any issues in production which could delay delivery of product to the customer Perform experiments to ascertain the benefits of modifications before releasing to production

Senior Research & Development Chemist (Colorants / Manufacturing / Chemical / Industrial) position available in Gauteng, Johannesburg. This job position was posted by . The job has been posted on 2024-06-07 in the Scientific Qa category

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