Technical Service Chemist in Somerset

Technical Service Chemist

Location – Bridgewater, Somerset

Salary – £28,500 pa

**Willingness to travel both in the UK and abroad essential**



Working for a global company who produce specialty chemicals. They are a leading manufacturer of silicone in many forms, RTV silicone adhesive, silicone sealant, silicone moulding rubbers, gels, fluids and conformal coatings. They provide technical support for all their silicone products supplied into mainland Europe and the Middle East. Their highly qualified and experienced sales and technical teams help with product selection, lab testing, trials, qualifications and application methods.



Main Duties: (Reporting to the Head of Technical Services Elastomers)


  • Follow instructions precisely and work for lengthy periods unsupervised in a manufacturing environment
  • Support and advise customers and sales colleagues on technical enquiries
  • Manage new product developments in collaboration with R&D in Germany, sales force and customers
  • Prepare and update internal technical documentation for customers
  • Participate in internal seminars and technical meetings in Germany
  • Apply a methodical approach to problem solving
  • Qualify new raw materials through testing
  • Qualify alternative raw materials against existing raw materials by comparative testing
  • Support upscaling process for production
  • Train and educate new employees and sales staff
  • Work within the ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 Quality and Environmental standards
  • Visit customers to support and service existing and new projects



Skills Required:


  • Degree in chemistry or polymer related subject
  • Experience in the silicone elastomer sector and an awareness of where they are used
  • Excellent communication, troubleshooting and facilitative skills to be able to work in a team environment
  • Organizational skills to record work in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to prepare Power Point presentations, technical documents and safety data sheets
  • Formulating knowledge of condensation and addition cure elastomers
  • Knowledge of catalyst chemistry, organo-tin and platinum
  • Compounding and processing experience would be beneficial






Starting salary of £28,500

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