Lab Technician

Business Unit:  Integrated Electronics
Division:  Film

Business Overview


MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions provides solutions that power electronics interconnection. We serve all global regions and every step of device manufacturing within each segment of the electronics supply chain.

MacDermid Alpha is a business unit of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI). Element Solutions Inc is a leading specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the products people use every day. 


Film & Smart Surface Solutions (F&SSS) is currently active in more than 50 countries. Our main production location is in the UK and our R&D and Technical centres are in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Our target for the F&SSS division is to become the market leader in the in-mold electronics space for the automotive industry. This division combines our extensive offering of speciality films for the industrial and automotive industries with our developing flexible and formable conductive and non-conductive inks.  The combination of these products enables our customers to create formed, structurally rigid three-dimensional automotive controls and displays that are at the forefront of modern cockpit aesthetics and functionality.

Job Purpose

We are looking for a Lab Technician to join our team. This role will involve working closely with production (Mixing, Coating and Conversion) to ensure all products manufactured meet the highest standards of quality.

Job Responsibilities


Our lab works on a system of three rotating shifts, incorporating early, late and night shifts from Monday through to Friday.

  • Provide information and analysis to the production teams regarding the quality of the product and process.
  • To test and approve for use or sale, raw materials, mixed, coated and converted product as defined within the product specifications.
  • Identify and report internal non-conformance events, to ensure the appropriate immediate action is taken e.g. product containment.
  • Develop product tests and ensure best practice is applied and maintained.
  • Track & analyse product and process performance trends.
  • Review quality, customer and performance issues with the quality/ manufacturing teams and recommend improvements.
  • Assist in production problem solving and customer complaint issues.
  • To ensure all Health and Safety standards are maintained and any deviations reported immediately.


  • Experience working in a Manufacturing/QC environment or a scientific laboratory.
  • GCSE or A Level in a science-based subject is desirable but not essential.


  • Analytical skills.
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills, experience of SAP an advantage.


We value our employees and offer a comprehensive and industry leading range of benefits which include:


  • 24 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) – increasing with service
  • Annual bonus of up to 7% of salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life assurance
  • Company pension scheme with enhanced contributions
  • Subsidised on-site canteen
  • Free on-site parking

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.