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Product Applications Technician

Product Line Management – Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Department Product Line Management
Employment Type Permanent - Direct
Minimum Experience Mid-level

 Job Description

Job Title: Product Applications Technician

Department: Applications

Reports to: Head of Applications

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon

Salary Range: TBC

As a Product Applications Technician you will mainly be responsible for (but not limited to) the duties described in this job description.

Job Purpose & Context

This role is for a Chemist/Physicist/Materials Scientist to work in the Product Applications department focused on the characterisation and development of product specifications for functional nano-coatings. The technician level role exists to provide technical support for Applications projects as required. With a particular focus on sample preparation, processing and sample analysis. Some data analysis and technical ownership of sub-projects may be required.

Main Responsibilities

  • To conduct scientific experiments and perform tests in the laboratory.
  • To gain expertise in the main analytical techniques.
  • To monitor, record and report work through lab notebooks on a continuous basis as well as via written reports and verbal communication/ presentations.
  • To analyse data using Excel, Origin and Statistical Analysis Software.
  • To ensure work progresses according to plan and inform supervisor if problems arise.
  • To maintain a clean, safe and efficient working environment in the laboratory.
  • To participate in team discussions.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of sub-projects as required.
  • To assist with Applications projects as required.
  • Machine maintenance / troubleshooting with supervision.

Key Relationships and Interfaces

·         Product Line Management.

·         Research & Development.

·         Engineering Team.

·         Programme Management.

·         Facilities.

·         Marketing.

Academic Qualifications or Key Knowledge

·         Degree in Chemistry, Physics, Surface Science or Materials Science OR at least five years’ experience working in lab environment.

Skills & Experience


  • Knowledge of chemistry and/or physics, and/or material science.
  • Experience of scientific analysis and report writing.
  • Experience working as part of a project team.
  • Experienced in laboratory work including handling chemicals, and able to work safely with minimal supervision.
  • With the assistance of others, the ability to trouble-shoot processes, procedures and machine issues.
  • Microsoft Office (good working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint).


       ·  Prior experience in a commercial laboratory / manufacturing environment

  • Experience of product or process development.



Planning and Organising

Organisational awareness and commitment




Customer Awareness

Flexibility and Adaptability


Generic Health & Safety Responsibilities

  • Take reasonable care of your own health and safety
  • Take reasonable care not to put other people - fellow employees and members of the public - at risk by what you do or don't do in the course of your work
  • Co-operate with the Company, making sure you get proper training and you understand and follow the company's health and safety policies
  • Not to interfere with or misuse anything that's been provided for your health, safety or welfare
  • Report any injuries, strains or illnesses you suffer as a result of doing your job
  • Tell your employer if something happens that might affect your ability to work (e.g. becoming pregnant or suffering an injury)
  • If you drive or operate machinery, to tell your employer if you take medication that makes you drowsy - they should temporarily move you to another job if they have one for you to do

This job description should be regarded only as guidance to the duties required and is not definitive or restrictive in any way.  It may be reviewed in the light of changing circumstances following consultation with the job holder.

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure that they comply with all reasonable management requests and instructions
  • Comply with all and any Company policies and procedures including without limitation, those detailed in our quality management system, the Company employee handbook and anything else released of an official nature

Please note: Only Candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding their application. If you are not successful with this role we may however contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

Please note that no terminology in this job description is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Candidates will only be assessed on their merits, qualifications and abilities in relation to the role.

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  • Location
    Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Product Line Management
  • Employment Type
    Permanent - Direct
  • Minimum Experience
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