Lab Chemist

Lab Chemist

Tamworth, UK

Role Description

Reporting lines:

Job holder will report to Product Development Manager.

Direct reports – None 

Objectives of the role:

  • To undertake product development & delivery in a timely manner, by working on agreed technical projects either as a team member or as the project leader, in support of the Sales or Production functions.
  • Undertake product testing & modification as required to meet specified requirements according to national or European standards.
  • Evaluate alternative raw materials, reporting the work accordingly.
  • To support the Quality Control department as required, through specified QC / QA tests for particular raw materials, Fosroc finished products and re-validation of expired materials.
  • Provide technical support at site if required
  • Represent the company at technical associations
  • To be responsible for all aspects of Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) in assigned areas.

 Key areas of responsibility:

  • Improve the delivery of new products which increase trading profit.
  • Undertake independent and in house product testing to prove product datasheet claims.
  • Assist with new raw materials and finished goods approval (according to company guidelines) to support the supply chain and generate savings to the bottom line
  • Laboratory maintenance including HSE


Key working relationships:


  • UK Technical team
  • Operations Manager/Department
  • Fosroc International Laboratory team


  • Test houses
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Material suppliers

Key Skills and Experiences


  • Applied Chemistry or Materials degree.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic.
  • Willingness to be ‘hands on’. Good practical skills.
  • Full UK driving licence



  • Knowledge of different technologies particularly: cement; epoxy; PU and acrylic.
  • Able to prioritise and deliver products based on business/commercial requirements.
  • Proactive and flexible attitude with ability to work in different teams.
  • Wllingness to travel as required in UK and abroad

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