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Subject: R & D Technician – Kempton Park

R & D Technician – JHB

Antiseptol is a contract manufacturer, producing a variety of chemical products (specialising in cosmetics, primarily hair care products for the salon market).
Job Title
Research and Development Technician

Location
Kempton Park

Purpose of Position
According to its growth and sustainability plan, Antiseptol is looking for a research and development specialist to contribute to, amongst others, the end-to-end development of new products and the optimisation of existing hair care products.

Responsibilities
Research and development of new products
Accurate testing of products developed
Stability testing & reporting of all products developed
Optimisation of current products in order to improve the use, appearance and smell, manufacturing methods, raw materials used, etc
Source and/or test alternative raw materials for suitability & compatibility.
Keep up-to-date with new raw materials and potential future products coming to the market.
Assist the QC department with technical (product) issues they may have.
Assist the QC department in determining how, if possible, to rework reject material.
Determine suitability of plant equipment for scaling up of product manufacture from lab scale.
Help manufacturing operations by expanding compounder skills
Aid in the development of specifications and quality standards for raw materials and final products.
Assist marketing with generation of content including claims, packaging requirements and designs.
Develop customer required product information (MSDSs, ingredients lists, etc)
Develop and maintain manufacturing and quality systems to establish standards related to activities and products, measuring and correcting performance as required.
Testing of claims made on products developed.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills
Education

A relevant tertiary degree/diploma (such as Coschem)
Knowledge of chemicals used in the cosmetic industry (specifically hair care)

Experience
At least 2 years of related R&D experience in the personal care (preferably hair care) industry.

Skills
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Problem solving
Manufacturing, Quality and R&D knowledge
Health and safety
Basic finance
Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Google Docs and Google search)
GMP/OH&S competency
Laboratory etiquette/basic laboratory analysis techniques

Personal Characteristics
Integrity, proactive, self motivated, committed to continuous improvement and personal development, time conscious, team player, accurate, innovative, confident.
Able to work accurately under pressure.

For more information about Antiseptol, see our website: www.antiseptol.com

Closing date for applications: 11 May 2018

Send applications to careers@antiseptol.com

 

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