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Technical Manager / Senior Laboratory Technician – Flexographic Inks – Derbyshire

Reference: 9447/1
Location: UK
Sector: All, Technical, Technical Manager, Technician / QC
Job Type: Permanent
Contact: Dr Laura Merritt
Consultants Email: laura@whitehall.uk.com
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package

Our client is a well-established manufacturer of water based inks and varnishes with increasing sales in the UK and export market.  They are seeking an experienced Ink Technician to lead a small team of technicians in the development of inks and varnishes for the flexographic printing industry.  Applicants will have several years’ experience in formulating inks and ideally have supervisory skills.


  • Managing existing formulas.
  • Colour/Pigment evaluation for new suppliers or products.
  • Ink development, e.g. improving existing formulas or designing new products.
  • Supervision of quality control.
  • Working with or managing 3-4 lab technicians.
  • Liaise with production staff and reporting to Operations Manager.
  • Interaction with customers and external sales staff.
  • Dealing with suppliers and attending meetings with other members of the management team.

Candidate Profile:

  • Several years’ experience in the development of flexographic inks, ideally water based.
  • Must have excellent colour vision and if possible have experience in the various equipment including Colour spectrophotometer, Brookfield viscometer, grind gauge, bead mills, pH meters.
  • Computer literate and competent with word processing and spreadsheets.
  • All levels of experience will be considered and training offered to develop into a Management role.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

In return you will have opportunity for career development and a competitive salary and benefits.

Whitehall is the Recruitment Specialist for the Chemical, Polymer, Coatings and Life Science based Industries.

Added Date: 7/26/2017
Last Modified Date: 7/26/2017