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Technical Manager (UV Inks and Coatings)

Reference PE002226/VD
Location Gauteng, JHB - Eastern Suburbs
Salary Interval Monthly
Package None-negotiable
Description Our client, an international market leader in the packaging, print and ink industry, based in Johannesburg, is currently looking to employ an experienced Technical Manager to their dynamic team.

Top job -  an awesome career opportunity awaits you!

Job Requirements:
  • MSc in chemistry/ polymer science.
  • 10 - 15 Years’ Chemistry experience preferably within the Ink and Printing Industry.
  • 10 -15 years relevant experience specifically in product synthesis or characterization.
  • Good understanding of pigment, resin and additive chemistry.
  • Proven records of synthesizing or developing a Novel product/s or innovation of new product or new product application. 
  • Computer Literate – Excel, PP, Word, Office, IBM Notes and SAP. 
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Pro Active – able to develop oneself and take initiative.
  • Strong theoretical and practical application knowledge of analytical techniques including GC, GCMS , FTIR, COF and IFS. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Responsibilities, but not limited to:
1. UV Formulation:
  • Should have good knowledge of raw materials used in UV Inks & coatings.
  • Knowledge of local regulations for raw material selection.
  • To be able to adjust standard products as per local requirements.
2. Product recommendation: 
  • Understand technical requirement of customers in detail, gather all inputs and recommend suitable product from the company's product library.

3. Analytical:
  • Analyze issues faced by customer and identify root-cause.
  • Co-relate with formulation and application parameters to find resolution.
4. Color:
  • Good knowledge of color theory.
  • Capable of guiding team to match customer specific shades accurately and quickly.
5. Communication:
  • Should be able to communicate directly with customers & internal stake holders.
  • Sharing technical updates and evaluation reports with all stakeholders.
6. Safety:
  • Follow and establish culture of Safety within team by following safe practices and using appropriate PPEs.
Kindly be advised that should you not receive a response within two weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

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