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Job # 1709-06 Materials Science R&D Chemist Plastics and Rubber Brooklyn Vic

$60-160,000 salary depending on your experience and expertise
Long term career We want you for more than 10 years. Great training.
Develop new products and solutions for real world problems

Fabulous, creative, long term career. Thrive on solving the seemingly unsolvable with a commercial product / solution for local and export markets.

The company:
We want you here for a very long term career. 10 years at least.
Offering fabulous training from an internationally renowned expert.
Well established Australian company formed by a merger of two companies that started in 1945 and 1954
Originally the home of the Australian thong
Then automotive products
Now expanding into export markets with innovative plastics and rubber technology and products
Proud to be able to develop and design innovative and high performance solutions
Two manufacturing sites Brooklyn and Oakleigh
New head office in a few months Office & laboratory refurbishment planned
Area undergoing transformation. Affordable housing. Good schools.
710km from Melbourne.
Plenty of on-street parking
Rubber and plastic mixing and compounding, moulding and extrusion
Specialty flooring, mudflaps, marine fenders, grommets, irrigation and various other hardware
Seals for windows and, doorsand doors and irrigation
Plus the new products you will design
$60-160,000 depending on your expertise
Km reimbursement for travel initially. If your travel increases then a car allowance.
Relocation assistance and sponsorship possible.

The job:
Design innovative plastic and rubber solutions
Liaise with local and international clients
Work well with your colleagues in production, QA, QC, mixing and compounding operators, marketing, sales, finance, operations and customer service
Go out to meet with customers with the sales people
Find workable product solutions to real world problems most a lot more complex than making a pair of thongs.
Travel between the two manufacturing sites.
Possibility of national and international travel to customers and conferences
8.30 to 4.30 Monday to Friday
Hours are flexible. You could start at 7am to avoid traffic
The factories meet all OH&S standards.
Hearing protection and Personal safety equipment is provided and must be worn
Enjoying being hands on and getting dirty. A lot of carbon black is used.

Relevant tertiary qualifications in: Materials Science, Chemistry, Rubber, Polymers or similar
You may be a keen recent graduate or have a wealth of expertise
Hands on experience developing innovative solutions to commercial applications
Enquiring mind, want to learn from the best and put that knowledge into practice.
Want this job as a long term career
Professional personal presentation
Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English.
Comfortable making technical presentations to technical and non technical audiences
Able to work well with all your colleagues from the factory floor to management
Have a passport and be able and willing to travel as required
Current drivers licence and own transport this workplace is not well serviced by public transport
Able to balance the science with the commercial realities
See a seemingly impossible problem as a challenge and invent a product to solve it

More information will be made available during the recruitment process.

Send your resume as a WORD document and a brief cover letter to Quote Job# 1709-06

Phone Diana Heery on 03 9018 9663 or 0417 068877

As this is a permanent career position, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or NZ Citizen to be considered. However if we cannot find a local person then sponsorship is possible.

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