Pharma Company buys Scottish Chemicals Plant

As reported by the BBC News, the pharmaceutical company, Bakhu Pharma have acquired the chemical plant, Phoenix Chemicals in a deal which could create 50 jobs within 12 months.

Bakhu Pharma is the third owners of the plant in three years and speaking of the deal, their chief executive stated,

“This was a last-minute rescue plan that was put together very quickly,” said Mr Leece.

“Annan was about to be decommissioned but thanks to a huge effort by a few people, we have rescued the business from the ashes.”

The Merseyside-based Phoenix Chemicals originally bought the plant with the help of a grant from the Scottish government of £400,000. However, the company went into administration in January 2011.

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Chemical Industry candidates – South of England

Andrew Bolton, our specialist Chemical Industry Recruiter based in our Stevenage office, is currently helping a number of excellent Chemical Industry candidates based in the South of England, to find new positions. Please find out more below:

Production & Logistics Operative

  • Reference: 108402
  • Location: Will consider all locations in the UK
  • Salary: £20,000+ (Incl. Shift Allowance)

This candidate is a strong Production Operative who has gained industry experience in the Chemical and Materials sectors.

His time in industry has seen him involved in operating production machinery and equipment; undertaking quality control checks (in-process); carrying out preventative maintenance; transport of materials and finished products using a forklift truck as well as training of other production operatives.

Following redundancy, he is available immediately to interview and start.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

Production Operative / Team Leader

  • Reference: 109656
  • Location: Will consider relocation for right role
  • Salary: £Flexible

This candidate is a strong Production Operative who has gained an expanse of industry experience in a heavy manufacturing environment.

His background has seen him involved in the operation of a scope of production equipment and machinery; ensuring quality & industry standards (Incl. COSHH); management of stock levels and completion of relevant production documentation as well as operation of a counter balance forklift truck.

On top of his hands on skills, he also offers strong team leader skills having been responsible for day-to-day supervision of a team of production operatives.

Due to redundancy, he is keen to find a new role utilising his skills and experiences.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

Analytical Chemist

 

  • Reference: 98319
  • Location: Happy to relocate within the UK
  • Salary: £18,000 – £22,000

This candidate is a practiced Analyst who has gained experience within an Analytical Testing Laboratory.

He offers a depth of experience analysing soils, waters and hydrocarbon based samples.

He offers a range of analytical techniques such as AAS & GC, physical property analysis (ASTM, IP) as well as use of CFR Test Engines.

Having recently finished in his previous role, he is available immediately and flexible on location.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

Laboratory Manager

 

  • Reference: 109446
  • Location: Flexible on location
  • Salary: circa £30,000

This candidate has developed a strong career as an Analytical Chemist and now Laboratory Manager within the Chemical & Environmental industries.

His hands on skills include an array of instrumental analysis (GC, GC-FID, UV, ICP-MS and GCMS) as well as more routine wet chemistry.

He also offers management function responsible for day-to-day management of analytical teams; ensuring sample turnaround; management of quality standards (ISO, UKAS, MCERTS) as well as customer facing throughout.

Currently looking for a new challenge, he is looking for a salary of circa £30k and happy to relocate for the right role.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

Polymer Chemist

 

  • Reference: 65968
  • Location: Flexible on relocation
  • Salary: £20,000 – £25,000

This candidate is a strong Polymer Chemist who has gained industrial experience in the Polymer Materials / Chemicals industry.

She offers a wide range of skills including formulation, polymerisation and development of various polymer materials; experience running testing of the materials / chemicals; strong experience running application testing for various solutions as well as strong knowledge of quality standards (ISO, COSHH) including completion of relevant documentation (MSDS).

Due to redundancy, she is currently looking for a new career opportunity.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

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Chemical Industry Candidates based in the South of England

Production Operative

  • Ref: 108403
  • Salary: £18,000+ Incl. SA
  • Location: Looking for a new role in the South of England

An experienced Production Operative who has gained strong industry experience within the Chemical industries.

He offers a wide range of skills including mixing/blending, operating production machinery, completion of batch/technical documentation and a full forklift truck licence.

Currently looking for a new opportunity following redundancy, he is available immediately to interview and start.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

 

 

Mechanical Technician

  • Ref: 106339
  • £18,000 – £20,000
  • Happy to relocate from  the South East

This candidate is degree level Mechanical Engineer who has gained industry experience in Engineering & Technology industries.

He offers a scope of skills across the assembly, calibration and servicing of the instruments/devices; fault finding & testing of the equipment as well as completion of relevant documentation.

Currently working on contact, he is keen to find a more stable opportunity.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

 

 

 

Analyst – Chemistry

  • Ref: 87580
  • £22,000 – £24,000
  • Looking to relocate within the South of UK

This candidate is a strong chemistry analyst who has gained strong experience within a Chemical Testing Laboratory.

She offers a multifarious skill set including experience using a range of physical property (ASTM, IP) and analytical instrumentation (GC, GCMS, HPLC, ICP and more). She also offers strong knowledge of relevant legislation and quality standards (ISO, COSHH, MSDS) as well as a variety of computer/software systems used in a laboratory environment including LIMS.

She is currently looking to relocate back to the London or South East regions to be closer to family and is keen to find a role utilising her skills and experiences.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

 

 

 

Technical Manager

  • Ref: 70887
  • Salary: £35,000 – £45,000
  • Flexible on relocation for the right role

An experienced Technical Manager who offers a depth of knowledge and experience in the Polymer/Chemical industries.

He portrays a depth of skills including strong people management of technical and quality staff, a depth of knowledge surrounding product development of  various materials as well as an understanding of the relevant quality/regulatory standards (ISO, COSHH, REACH).

Having recently finished a long term contract, he is keen to find a more secure and permanent role.

For more information, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk.

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