Process Development Chemist Job – North West, UK

Our client, a chemicals manufacturer based in the North West of England, is currently looking for a Process Development Chemist to work within their polymer additives department.



The roles and responsibilities of this Process Development Chemist / Chemical Engineer will be to implement chemical processes into manufacturing and to translate those processes from a laboratory environment to full scale production. You will analyse and improve existing manufacturing processes to improve the overall quality and efficiency, and also to reduce waste.

The Process Development Chemist will develop working knowledge of all manufacturing processes through plant visits (likely to be overseas) and will transfer those chemical processes from the laboratory to manufacturing. This will include process optimisation, planning and designing scale up to pilot plant level, partnering with manufacturing and other internal resources to identify the best production site, and working closely with manufacturing on process commissioning and start-up. You will also evaluate trials of new manufacturing technology at external tollers to determine the feasibility of production either at the external or the internal manufacturing source.


Person Specification:

To be considered for this Process Development Chemist / Chemical Engineer position you will possess a Masters degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or chemical engineering, ideally with PhD knowledge. Considerable industrial experience is essential in the following areas: scale up of manufacturing process from lab to commercial operations; strong expertise in organic chemistry and ideally with anti-oxidant or UV polymer additives; excellent bench / experimentation expertise; strong project management skills; statistical design of experiments expertise and six sigma green or black belt preferred. You will also have strong written and communication skills as well as being happy travelling overseas with work when required.


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For more information or to apply for this Process Development Chemist, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email Please quote reference SH20973 in all correspondence.

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