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Research & Development Scientist Lower Hutt


DuluxGroup Lower Hutt New Zealand

2 weeks ago

• Join a high performing, energetic and collaborative team
• Full training and ongoing support provided
• Fantastic career progression opportunities

About the Role

As an R&D Scientist for Dulux NZ based out of our Gracefield site, you will design experimental programs and perform testing to help develop and improve high quality products, supporting the overall technical objectives of the business. You will collaborate with our sales, marketing and procurement departments ensuring we deliver overall product quality

You will design and perform testing or experimental programmes, formulate products and colours, set specifications, and maintain records aimed at providing high standard technical service to internal and external customers.

• Make decisions on specifications and manufacturing methods
• Evaluate materials for cost-effectiveness, supply, safety, and product performance
• Effective documentation of work practices and procedures
• Ensure products meet legal... and accredited scheme requirements
• Evaluate and support new packaging, products, concepts, colour, and ingredients
• Drive improvement initiatives and ensure compliance with Duluxgroup SH&E procedures & guidelines

• Support for your health and wellbeing via our ‘Wellbeing at Dulux’ program
• Supporting the Community’ action day for you to give back to your community
• Access to learning and development opportunities to accelerate your growth
• Generous parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers
• True recognition through our various employee award schemes
• Access to the DuluxGroup product ranges at a generous discounted rate

Skills and Experience

Alongside your formulation experience, you are a proactive, efficient team player, customer-focused, and a confident professional. You are passionate about innovation and enjoy technical work in a laboratory environment. You will have excellent communication skills with a natural ability to effectively interact with diverse stakeholders.

To be successful you will need to have a passion for building partnerships that add value to the wider business.

Other key skills and experience include:
• Tertiary qualification in Science/Chemistry/Process Engineering / Environment
• Ability to work with precision and detail
• Proven accuracy in record keeping
• Data handling – capture and process to gain insights
• Complex problem-solving skills; ability to clearly identify root cause and implement solutions
• Prior knowledge of formulating principles of decorative coatings and paints is desired but not essential

About DuluxGroup

DuluxGroup is a leading marketer and manufacturer of premium branded products.

We employ approximately 8,000 people in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South-East Asia, China and the United Kingdom.

DuluxGroup is made up of six main business areas comprising of 50 well recognised brands, this opportunity sits within our Dulux Paints and Coatings, Australia’s leading marketer and manufacturer of premium branded decorative paints, woodcare coatings and texture coatings.


At DuluxGroup, we are united by a shared set of values and behaviours that guide the way we work. We offer a supportive and collaborative workplace that values a diversity of perspective. We strive for an innovative, flexible and inclusive workplace where employees can perform at their best.

DuluxGroup welcomes qualified applicants, regardless of your gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, age or disability. Talent is our only criteria. Let us know if you need any special accommodations to participate fully in the recruitment process
Lower Hutt New Zealand

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