Keen & motivated candidates wanted

If you're keen to work at one of the world's most exciting packaging companies (based in Cambridgeshire, UK), then we have a number of open positions.

Pulpex is a new packaging technology company with a mission to deliver sustainability through renewable paper based packaging. What we do .....we make paper bottles! Click here to watch our showcase film.

Our Sawston-based R&D and production teams are changing the world of packaging on a daily basis, so if any of the roles below are of interest or if you'd like to find out more, write to us (including a copy of your CV) at

R&D Laboratory Technician (3+ years' experience)

  • Seeking an R&D Laboratory Technician to support the technical development of Pulpex products, including coating development. at our R&D facility in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, UK

  • Minimum A-Level in a scientific area + 3 years working in a laboratory environment in a technician role

  • Reporting into and undertake work as identified by Senior Chemical Engineer

  • Analysing data, writing reports and testing of samples to support projects

  • Responsible for maintenance of laboratory and analytical equipment

  • Work in-line with laboratory procedures to maintain a clean / safe working laboratory environment and actively identify areas for improvement

  • Implementation of COSHH and risk assessments for new chemicals and equipment

Maintenance Technician (Full Time)

  • Reporting directly to Pulpex's Technical Services Manager, the main purpose of the role is in relation to all aspects of machine maintenance at our R&D facility in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, UK

  • Formal engineering-related qualification necessary

  • Carry out planned preventative and reactive maintenance in an accurate, timely and safe manner - in accordance with BRCGS quality standards

  • Work closely with manufacturers, suppliers and internal departments in finding ways to improve process and increase machine efficiency

  • Analyse data to find solution to improve performance, providing reports where necessary

  • Undertake Authorised Person duties in the discharge of Contractor performed tasks

  • Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills required along with knowledge of current engineering standards and legislation

Senior Coatings Scientist (Full Time)

  • Are you an experienced Coating Scientist who is looking to work in a growing, technology-driven company?

  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary R&D engineering and science team

  • Testing of new barrier coating technologies and identify / develop test methods to analyse the coating film and barrier performance

  • Manage own projects and participate in the day-to-day activities of approved product developments

  • Characterisation of coatings including surface tension, rheology, SEM, FT-IR

  • Chemistry / Material Science degree, Masters or PhD (or similar) with a focus on coatings and polymers - ideally with 5+ years' experience

  • Candidates must be able to balance existing workload with emerging tasks, be resourceful, flexible, a clear communicator and be aligned to our learning and innovation culture

3D Printing Technician (Full Time)

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in 3D printing and Autocad / SolidWorks / slicing software

  • Be part of an R&D team to design and manufacture 3D printed parts for our R&D and production lines

  • Work closely with R&D engineers and chemists in finding ways to improve 3D printing shapes reliability and performance

  • Responsible for maintenance and operation of all 3D printing equipment

  • Flexibility and adaptability, a proactive thinker, with a positive attitude, ability to communicate effectively at all levels