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Development Technologist / Chemist - Industrial Placement 2018/9

Based in Wythenshawe, Manchester this business produces liquid Polymeric compounds of Aqueous and Plasticiser based products including coatings and adhesives. Major markets include floorcoverings, wallcoverings, textile coatings, automotive oil and fuel filtration, adhesives and sealants. 

As part of their commitment to promoting graduate opportunities they are offering a year long placement for a Development Technologist / Chemist, to join initially as an undergraduate with a view to a permanent position at the end of your degree course. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established forward thinking business and to take the first steps in your career.

Reporting directly to the Technical Manager you will shadow the current Development Chemists to gain an understanding of the 4 main product areas of the business (Latex Compounds, PVC Plastisols, Adhesives, Polyurethanes) following which there will be a focus on specific Product Development projects in line with growth plans for the business. You'll be mixing compounds, testing viscosity, investigating tensile properties and generally gaining hands on experience of chemistry being applied in a real world manufacturing environment.

You will be studying towards a degree in Chemistry related subject e.g. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, with anticipated grades of 2:1 or higher.
You must have excellent presentation and written communication skills, be self-motivated and possess the initiative to succeed in a fast moving and highly competitive environment. 

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, worked within the core hours Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm, Friday 8am to 1pm. 

Holidays: 25 days plus statutory holidays

Salary: £17,000

Duration: 12 months commencing between June 2017 to September 2017

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