Research and Development Technologist

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  • 8.30am-5.00pm Monday-Friday
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technologist to join our R&D team. The role involves a variety of R&D based activities from development to investigative work. The development activity primarily involves developing formulations to apply to a range of textiles types to meet individual customer performance requirements.

In addition, investigative work will also be carried out which covers a range of activities, such as test method development, characterisation of materials through to identifying the cause of faults or contamination on fabric to name but a few.

The job holder will play a key and active role managing a wide range of projects, taking them from the laboratory through to production; this will require close liaison between customers, suppliers and other departments within the Company.

Ideally a chemistry graduate would be preferred, however, a scientific discipline and recent laboratory experience with a good basic understanding of chemistry, to at least ‘A’ level standard or equivalent, will be considered. The role also requires candidates to have the following skillset:
  • A methodical approach,
  • The ability to use initiative to achieve results,
  • Good problem-solving skills,
  • Good numeracy skills,
  • The ability to record details accurately and proficient reporting expertise,
  • Strong computer literacy and good communication
There will be occasional travelling required to see customers and suppliers so a full driving license is essential.

Please download an Application Form, complete and return to the below address for the attention of the HR department.

Closing date: 15th October 2019

Key employment benefits at Heathcoat include:

  • 34 days holiday per annum
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Profit share scheme
  • Career progression
  • Training and skills development opportunities
  • Healthcare and dental schemes


For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Advisor, Heathcoat Fabrics Limited, Westexe, Tiverton, EX16 5LL England