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Manager of Research and Development (#652,606,055) 

Job offer #652,606,055 in Nowra (New South Wales), Australia

We are a medium sized batch manufacturing company based in Nowra specializing in a range of surface coatings and membranes for a national and international client base.

The R&D Manager is responsible for leading a team in a technical capacity required for creating and developing leading edge new products, manufacturing improvements and cost savings. Additional responsibilities lie in the management of the Quality Assurance and Quality Control systems whilst ensuring company growth through the development of market gaining formulations/products.

Requirements of candidates:
• Should be capable of leading multidisciplinary teams, project management and a thorough understanding of budget/resourceplanning
• Experience implementing Quality systems, audits and validations whilst having proven capabilities authoring SOPs and WIs in accordance with company QMS.
• Skills to direct R&D programs whilst liasing with internal departments to ensure a flawless transition of projects from product proposal to commercialization.
• Impeccable understanding of the GHS and its cutoff limits. Experience authoring GHS compliant SDSs via ERA CERTIS software.
• Chemical engineering knowledge with the ability to scale up from lab pilot to full sized production.
• Experience with the formulation and application of industrial paints, corrosion coatings, vinyl esters, polyesters, epoxies, acrylics, isocyanate foams and polyurethane membranes.
• Strong capability of monitoring market trends, devising methods of applying new technologies to development, analyzing efficiency, and designing or sourcing equipment necessary for new products.
• Technical knowledge to lead (ISO Management Representative) and support the ISO 9001 (and other as may be required) quality systemcertifications
• Ability to develop, maintain, and ensure full compliance to test & calibrate methods and procedures, and ensure accurate record retention for test results in accordance with Plant Quality policy, standards, and procedures.
• Superior knowledge of the ASTM and AS/NZ Test methods regarding surface and building coatings.
• Strong and proven capabilities regarding statistical analysis, DOE and Central Limit Theorem
• Talent and ability for root cause analysis and problem solving of complex chemistry systems / manufacturing systems
• Karl Fischer experience assessing moisture content in various raw materials and development products

Essential education: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Industrial Chemistry, Masters of Science (Chemistry) or PhD Science (Chemistry)

The ideal candidate will have:
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member or in the Senior Management Team or individually under general direction
• Flawless written and verbal communication skills in English with a proven ability to meet goals, targets and deadlines.
• A good work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and a good team player is a must!
• Exceptional memory, time management and record keeping ability
• Touch typing skills exceeding 40 wpm.
• Matured sense of responsibility and ownership for the results of individual endeavors and managed staff/projects

The Company

Company Name
Newkem Australia
Company Description
We are a medium sized batch manufacturing company based in Nowra specializing in a range of surface coatings and membranes for a national and international client base. Fast paced work environment with unique problems every day.
Number of Employees
11 - 100

Job Details

Employment Status
Full time
Type of Salary
Fixed salary
Job Location
Post Code
New Cntry West
New South Wales
Part of the Location
South Nowra

Job Requirements

Minimum Educational Qualification
Bachelor's degree  in Chemistry
Professional Experience
1 Years
Languages known
English  (Expert)
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