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Senior Colour Matcher

Position                : Senior Colour Matcher

Reports to            : Technical Manager

Type                     : Fulltime/Permanent



Coordinate the matching and production of all customer samples. Generate new or modified formulations for specialised and general products that match the application, quality, legislative and processing capability requirements of both the customer and MBSA.


Minimum Requirements


  • Technical certificate /Diploma in scientific or polymer fields or;

  • Degree in Chemistry, additives, polymers or pigments

  • Excellent colour perception and vision.

  • Formal training in use of spectrophotometric instruments and software

  • Good knowledge of Datacolor match software

  • Good mathematical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in an organised and structured manner with focused attention to detail.

  • Proficient in computer skills, Traceability and Verification                               

  • 5 years Colour Match experience in: pigments, polymers and additives used in plastic industry 

  • 5 years’ experience in use of spectrophotometric instruments and software tools                            




  • Coordinate customer standards, trial forms and samples, prioritising urgent trials for matching and Lab production. This includes walk in customers with colour match requests

  • Check, adjust and approve all new customer samples produced in the Lab.

  • Develop new colour match formulations and assist colour matchers with difficult and unusual colours

  • Coordinate the neat and professional packing, labelling and shipping of customer samples

  • Improve technical knowledge and review product related information on new and existing raw materials

  • Ensure good traceability and verification

  • Adhere to all SHEQ procedure, work instructions and rules

  • Effective communication and team work. Timeously providing feedback on important jobs to the relevant parties

  • Competence in GLP with ability to work accurately and precisely

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