Rob Walker starts at CK Science

  • Rob Walker has recently started at CK Science as a Resourcer based in the Chesterfield office, but working with the Stevenage team.

Rob has extensive experience working within the recruitment industry and whilst he is moving into a new area of recruitment, he is quickly getting to grips with the ins and outs of scientific recruitment.

He will be recruiting across all the scientific sectors, and focusing on both permanent and temporary positions throughout the UK.

Please join us in welcoming Rob to our team!

 

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Senior Food Technologist – Yorkshire

Naynesh Mistry at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Senior Food Technologist to join a leading Food company based in Yorkshire on a permanent basis.

Summary:

The Senior Food Technologist will provide technical leadership and/or support to multiple global and regional projects with a focus on new product development, product line extensions, product/process improvements, cost reduction, margin improvement, or other work as assigned.  Works in partnership with the other internal and external disciplines in the project team following the general principles of project management.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Food Technologist you will:

  • Develop products through full product development process from kitchen samples to commercially viable products in line with the brief to time, cost and quality requirements
  • Interface with customers, suppliers and co-packers, as required to meet department and Company objectives
  • Coordinates raw material sourcing, evaluation, improvement activities with suppliers
  • Directs the day to day work of one or more Technicians, as required
  • Aware of trends, ingredients and new product introductions sharing relevant information with the rest of the innovations team.
  • Provides project management leadership for complex work or problem

Qualifications:

The successful Senior Food Technologist will have the following qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • Degree or HND  in Food  Science or Food and Nutrition or equivalent
  • People management experience
  • Experience of food safety and/or HACCP would be desirable
  • Experience in food product development or food science related area.
  • Experience working in a fast paced New Product Development environment.
  • Private label experience useful.
  • Needs to have hands on experience in a development kitchen environment and worked with manufacturing processes.

How to apply:

To apply for this Senior Food Technologist position contact Naynesh Mistry via email: nmistry@ckscience.co.uk or telephone: 0114 283 9956. Please quote reference SH26002 in all correspondence.

 

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Product Technologist – West Yorkshire

Hannah Milward at CK Science is recruiting a Process Technologist to join a leading food manufacturer at their site in West Yorkshire on a temporary basis.

Responsibilities:

As a Process Technologist the main purpose of your role will be to ensure factory trials are planned, organised and executed using a standardised approach whilst also ensuring that outcomes are effectively captured and communicated in the necessary format to all relevant stakeholder groups.

Further responsibilities of this Process Technologist position will be:

  • Co-ordinate factory trials
  • Support R&D Trials at Site
  • Develop and Maintain Manufacturing Instructions
  • Develop and Maintain Product Files
  • Facilitate Continuous Improvement
  • Trial Sample Selection and Evaluation
  • Validate Raw Material and Packaging functionality
  • Process Validation
  • Support Profit Improvement Projects (PIPs)
  • Evaluate and Communicate Trial Outputs

Qualifications:

As Process Technologist you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in Food or Chemistry discipline
  • Experience in manufacturing
  • Experience researching and developing products
  • Understanding of the key elements of the launch process
  • Numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data.Hannah Milward - Recruiter at CK Science

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information please contact Hannah Milward on 0114 283 9956 or email hmilward@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH25285 in all correspondence

 

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Quality Co-ordinator – Glasgow

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for a Quality Coordinator to work in a food manufacturing company who are a market leader in their field at their site in Glasgow

Responsibilities:

This quality Coordinator position will involve being responsible for planning and carrying out investigative activities relating to customer returns and complaints. You will be involved in a wide range of physical quality tests, providing detailed analysis, interpretation and reporting of results including on-going trend analysis.

Qualifications:

For this Quality coordinator position you must have a proven track record in a similar role within the food manufacturing or related industry, be a self starter and be comfortable working to tight deadlines. 

Benefits:

As a Quality Coordinator you will join a company who offer excellent salary packages including annual bonus, life assurance and group personal pension, and generous holiday entitlement.  They are a successful company that always look to promote from within and invest training, time and resources to making the best of their employees.

Barney Smith - Manager at CK ScienceHow to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for this Quality Co-ordinator role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk Please quote reference DH24700 in all correspondence.

 

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Microbiology Manager (Food Manufacturing) – Oxford

Andrew Bolton at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Microbiology Manager to join a global Packaging Manufacturer at their state-of-the-art facilities in Oxfordshire on a full time, permanent basis.

Responsibility:

As a Microbiology Manager, you will have overall responsibility for Microbiology expertise & activities on site including:

  • Providing microbiology support & expertise to development projects & manufacturing on-site in the areas of food manufacturing & processing (in particular heat processed food).
  • Leading a team of Microbiologists on site.
  • Managing & carrying out product monitoring & hygiene audits internally & at customer sites.
  • Providing technical advice to customer teams.

Qualification and Skills:

As a Microbiology Manager you will have a qualification in Microbiology or a related discipline (or equivalent) and knowledge of some or all of the following:

  • Heat-preserved foodstuffs and beverages
  • Heat-processing and pasteurisation of foods and beverages.
  • Spoilage mechanisms of processed foods and beverages.
  • Recovery, isolation and identification of spoilage microorganisms to genus/species level.
  • Hygiene of food and beverage packing processes.
  • Hygienic manufacture of packaging and validation of in-plant controls.
  • Aseptic filling and sealing
  • Microbial resistance to heat-processing and chemical sterilisation techniques.
  • Alternative non-thermal processes.
  • Packaging decontamination mechanisms.
  • Challenge testing of packaging seals, filling processes, sterilisation and decontamination.

Benefits:

As a Microbiology Manager you will be joining an executive team within a global leader in packaging solutions for the FMCG, Food & Beverage industries, which in return offers a very attractive salary and up to 15% bonus, coupled with excellent benefits & career prospects.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for the position of Microbiology Manager, please contact Andrew Bolton on 01438 842 960 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST24010 in all correspondence.

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If you are looking for a job in the food industry , please click here to register your CV with CK Science.

Once your CV has been registered, one of our specialist Recruitment Consultants will be in contact to discuss your requirements and any relevant engineering roles we are currently recruiting for.

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Meet Naynesh Mistry – Permanent Recruitment Consultant in the Midlands

Naynesh Mistry has been with CK Science since August 2012 and is based in the Chesterfield office. He is responsible for permanent scientific recruitment in the following industries in the Midlands area:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotechnology
  • Food
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Devices

To find out more watch his short video below:

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You can contact Naynesh Mistry on 0114 283 9956 or email nmistry@ckscience.co.uk.

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Shift Manager Jobs – Central Belt of Scotland

Barney Smith at CK Science is currently recruiting for a number of Shift Managers to join a food manufacturer based in the Central Belt of Scotland. Due to a company restructure and increase in workload they have a number of vacancies for shift managers to run production lines.

Responsibilities:

As a Shift Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the efficient running of the designated areas of production
  • Assisting in implementation of plans
  • Achieving KPI targets,
  • Manage and train staff and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • There are positions available for night shift or for a rotation of earlies and back shift.

Skills required:

The successful candidate for these Shift Manager positions will have a proven track record in production management within the food industry and in managing production teams.

How to apply:

Apply online for this role now

For more information or to apply for one of  these Shift Manager jobs please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23724 in all correspondence.

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Patent Specialist (Food) – Cambridgeshire

Reena Dhana at CK Science is currently recruiting for a Patent Specialist in the food area to join a world leading Medical Device & Technology Organisation at their facilities in Cambridgeshire.  This is a contract role.

Responsibilities:

As a Patent Specialist your main responsibilities will involve patent searching, patent analysis and contextualising findings.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this Patent Specialist role you hold a BSc in Food Science, Life science, Engineering or a related subject (or equivalent). You will also have:

  • Extensive experience in the food industry is essential.
  • Good working knowledge of the patent system and the ability to analyse patents in the food industry is also essential.
  • A background in industrial scale food processing technologies is essential.
  • Expertise in cereals and grain, including processing, formulating and finished products including, but not limited to breakfast cereals and grain-based snacks would be advantageous.
  • Expertise in process equipment and conditions used to manufacture completed grain-based products is also advantageous.

How to apply:

Apply online for this job now

For more information or to apply for this Patent Specialist role please contact Reena Dhana on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST23700 in all correspondence.

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Shift Manager Job in Scotland

Barney Smith is currently looking for a Shift Manager to join a world leading manufacturer at their site in Scotland.

The Job:

The successful candidate for this Shift Manager role will report to the Operations manager. The company require a manager to oversee the manufacturing team working continental 6 on, 4 off. This is an excellent opportunity to work in an influential role within one of the world’s leading manufacturing companies.

Responsibilities:

As a Shift Manager you will be responsible for total leadership of the shift operation including using effective staff resourcing, ensuring maximum production output levels, maintenance of high quality product standards and customer expectations, and be instrumental in continuous improvement initiatives.

Qualifications and Skills:

The ideal candidate must have a proven track record working within a food manufacturing environment at supervisory or management level and be entitled to work in the UK.

How to apply:

For more information or to apply for this Shift Manager role please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH22907 in all correspondence.

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Technical Compliance Assistant Job – North East, UK

Our client is a food manufacturer based in the North East of England. They require a Technical Compliance Assistant  to join their technical compliance team.

 

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Compliance Manager, as Technical Compliance Assistant, your main responsibilities will include:

  • To ensure all manufactured products comply with regulatory, company and customer standards
  • To ensure relevant technical and regulatory information is sourced, collated and made available to relevant teams
  • To validate legal label information for all new products and approve packaging and artwork.

 

Person Specification:

You must be qualified to HNC/HND in a related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. You must also have a proven track record in food labelling and packaging information.

 

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Technical Compliance Assistant position, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference DH21175 in all correspondence.

 

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Microbiology Manager Job (Food) – South West, UK

We are currently searching for a Microbiology Manager to join one of the leading laboratories in the South West and to lead a quality driven team in the microbiological analysis of food based materials.

This quality focused business is looking to appoint a Microbiology Manager who can lead the microbiology team and help realise the potential of the analysts in a truly committed food safety focused team.

 

Responsibilities:

As Microbiology Manager, your skills will be focused upon the management of the laboratory, prioritising and delegating work and ensuring samples are analysed in the time available and to the standards required by the business and customers.  You will help manage the day-to-day interface with the customer by reporting results and investigating queries.  You will manage the analyst team by leading and motivating them, organising rotas and ensuring their training and developmental needs are met. 

 

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to influence and work as part of a dynamic fast paced team and will have an understanding of UKAS, quality management and food safety systems. Excellent colour vision is business critical as is a keen eye for detail. Proven leadership and man-management skills in a laboratory based environment would be preferred.

 

Apply Now

For more information or to apply for this Microbiology Manager position, please contact Jason Johal at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21107 in all correspondence.

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Auditor Job (Food, Quality, Safety) – Home-based, UK

Our client, a internationally leading Food & Consumer Goods Auditing organisation, are currently looking for an Auditor to join their growing team who service clients across the Food, Consumer, Cosmetic, Packaging and other industries. This is a home based position, with flexibility on location within the UK.

Working as an Auditor, you will be responsible for providing a consultancy based service to clients within the Food industry surrounding Quality & Safety across site.

Your duties will include auditing of Development and Manufacturing facilities in line with quality standards & food safety management systems (ISO, HACCP, BRC); providing guidance & expertise surrounding potential issues, validation & verification protocols and improvement programme’s on site as well as providing analysis of findings following the audit to be presented to the client in an audit report.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join the Food division of an Auditing Consultancy that continues to experience success globally. In return they offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for this role, you will have a degree in a related Scientific, Engineering or Business discipline (or equivalent) and proven practical external and/or internal auditing experience gained in the Food Manufacturing Industry including knowledge of ISO, BRC and HACCP quality standards as well as Food Safety Management Systems.

 

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Auditor job, please contact Andrew Bolton at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email abolton@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST21002 in all correspondence.

 

 

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Regulatory Affairs Manager Job (Food Industry) – UK

Our client is a leading food supplements company for the FMCG industry based in Hertfordshire, UK. They are currently looking for a Regulatory Affairs Manager to join their Regulatory Affairs department.

 

Working as a Regulatory Affairs Manager you will be responsible for the management of the Regulatory Affairs department, including liaising with colleagues to gather information needed for any task across principally product formulations, finished product specifications and raw materials for new and reformulated products. You will also be responsible for maintaining high level of awareness of UK and European Regulatory issues and industry standards for nutritional food supplements and herbal medicines.

To be considered for this Regulatory Affairs Manager role you will have a degree in a relevant scientific discipline (or equivalent) and proven practical experience within a Regulatory Affairs function in the food supplement or pharmaceutical industries. Previous experience in the food supplement industry or knowledge of the new herbal regulations would be advantageous, but it is not essential.

Apply Now

For more information or to apply or this Regulatory Affairs Manager position, please contact Reena Dhana at CK Science on 01438 723 500 or email rdhana@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference ST20579 in all correspondence.

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Senior Analyst Job (Food Industry) – North England

Our client is a food manufacturer based in the North East of England. Due to an internal promotion, they require a Senior Analyst to join their team.

Working closely with the Quality Manager and QA team, As Senior Analyst you will be responsible for maintenance and calibration of all laboratory equipment, manage the day to day running of the laboratory, train QA assistants to in house methods and system, provide laboratory support for new project work and co-ordinate external laboratory audits.

The ideal candidate for this Senior Analyst position will be qualified in a scientific subject or possess equivalent industrial experience. You must also have a proven track record in food chemistry analysis and supervisory roles.

Apply now
For more information, or to apply this Senior Analyst position, please contact Barney Smith at CK Science on 0191 394 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk

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5,000 Science Jobs to be created in Norwich

iStock_000006963239Medium[1]As reported by the BBC, 5,000 science jobs will be created in a plan to open new laboratories and offices at the Norwich Research Park (NRP).

Norwich Research Park is Europe’s leading centre for research in food, health and environmental sciences.  The £5m Innovation Centre has 30 units for science-related businesses. Currently, the park comprises the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Genome Analysis Centre and the University of East Anglia, as well as a number of science and innovation businesses. At present, there is almost 3,000 scientists based at the park/

NRP Innovation Centre Project Co-odinator, John Irving stated, “The NRP Innovation Centre provides a first-class working environment and we are looking to attract tenants from all areas of science throughout the UK, Europe and further afield.

“This investment underlines the economic value of research to the Norfolk and east of England economy.”

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Specifications Technologist (Food) – Yorkshire, UK

A Specifications Technologist is required to join a Food Manufacturer based in Yorkshire, UK on a permanent basis.

As Specifications Technologist, you will be responsible for gathering food specification information both internally and externally and interpreting/inputting the data so that it matches the requirements for customer specifications.

Further responsibilities of this Specifications Technologist job will include:

  • Updating and maintaining all finished product specifications, supplier ingredient and packaging specification files
  • Maintaining customer own format specifications
  • Creating pack copy for technical aspects of product artwork and labels
  • Liaising with ingredient and packaging suppliers and maintaining technical information systems.

The ideal candidate for this Specifications Technologist role will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a food related subject with experience of BRC or ISO9000 auditing. This Specifications Technologist job also demands a candidate with a strong understanding of technical food specification writing, online specification systems and knowledge of Food Labeling Regulations and nutritional calculations.

 

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For more information, or to apply for this Specifications Technologist job, please contact Philippa Robertson on 0114 2833956 or email probertson@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19831 in all correspondence.

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