Job Description

Colour technologists are responsible for the development, production and quality control of dyes and pigments for use in a wide variety of products.

Colour technologists are employed by a wide range of organisations including chemical companies, specialist consultancies and manufacturers of textiles, paper, furnishings, medical products, leather, inks, foods, plastics, toiletries, paints, cosmetics and fibres. There are also a small number of research openings within the academic sector.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • liaising with suppliers, customers, manufacturers and factory production managers;
  • using colour measuring equipment to ensure colour reliability in dyes and pigments;
  • testing, promoting and marketing products;
  • keeping up-to-date with trends and innovations within the profession.
  • providing technical advice to design, dying, marketing and production staff;
  • devising precise bulk colour reproduction processes;
  • modifying and/or developing new pigments and dyes;
  • producing innovative solutions that meet customer requirements;
  • using reference samples to identify colour requirements;
  • using specialist computer systems, including CAD software;
  • evaluating, identifying and selecting products from suppliers;
  • checking products for suitability and testing for performance under various conditions;
  • controlling production and quality standards;
  • ensuring colourfastness, accurate colour reproduction, stability and durability of products;



1 Trans-Amadi Road, Port Harcourt.