Polymer Technologist

The Technology Research Centre Ltd
09 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Based near Nottingham & Grantham, we are a young, fast growing manufacturing technology development company, with ambitious goals. Our day-to-day work is a combination of product and process development services for our industrial clients, as well as the in-house development of our own new technology projects. Our Polymers team has made some great steps forward in challenging the limitations of traditional thermoplastic polymer conversion processes. Within our newly built 10,000 sq.ft workshops we have developed pilot production systems to demonstrate the halving of traditional cycle times through innovation within the cooling and injection phases. We have an increasing portfolio of injection moulding development programmes including ultrasonic flow enhancement and systems for foamed thermoplastics and we now need to recruit a Polymer Technologist. If you enjoy challenging why things are done the way they are and you are motivated by seeing projects through from concept to production, this job could be for you. The role involves desk based research and experiment planning across a range of projects, together with the use of laboratory equipment and operation of thermoplastic processing machinery for subsequent machine & material trials. Our ideal candidate will be qualified in a relevant technical subject, be able to demonstrate previous hands-on experience across a range of plastic processing machinery and have a thorough understanding of thermoplastic production processes and materials. Salary is flexible based upon experience.