We are Hiring — Laboratory Technician

Colourtrend is Ireland’s leading independent paint manufacturer, producing a stunning range of interior and exterior paints which are sold through our network of stockists and our own branded flagship stores.

The Colourtrend Technical team provides customer and manufacturing support, along with innovative product development. Reporting to the Technical Manager, the Laboratory Technician will have responsibility for carrying out the experimental work necessary to meet technical project goals. They will also be asked to support the Sales and Manufacturing teams in solving problems that take place with customers and in the manufacturing process.

Key responsibilities will include:

• Benchmarking of Colourtrend products against leading competitors

• Technician support to technical team

• Performing analyses, tests, and aiding the development of new or updated formulas

• Developing and adjusting the product formulas and overseeing the development of test batches

• Developing reports and documents detailing project processes, results, and conclusions

• Performing basic technical research, development, and tests on products and samples

• Implementing formula adjustments targeting inefficient uses of materials or use of alternate materials

• Aid the supply of proactive formulation enhancements to improve efficiencies and consistency in manufacturing

• Conducting laboratory testing to assist Technical Manager in making qualitative and quantitative analysis

The candidate will have:

• Technical qualification (cert , diploma or degree) or at least 3 years relevant experience

• An ability to work independently and as part of a team, in a fast paced work environment

• Formulation and/or Colour matching experience is preferable but not required

• Discipline, high organisation skills and evidence of being a self-starter

• Strong communication and presentation skills

Please send full details to Caitriona Costello, Human Resource Director, Colourtrend, Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Co Kildare or email your CV to: caitriona.costello@colourtrend.ie.

Colourtrend is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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