Process Chemist – Manchester, North West, UK

A Process Chemist is needed to work on scale up projects for a company which specialises in the development, manufacture and supply of metals and inorganics based in Manchester, North West, UK.

Working as a Process Chemist, your mail roles and responsibilities will include focusing on the development of new processes and furthering products along the new product development system. Projects may include topics such as identifying new or modified equipment and setting up and overseeing trials. These could be located either onsite or at suppliers’ locations.

As a Process Chemist, you will also be involved in the evaluation of technology and installation and commissioning of the equipment recommended. Projects could also include the development of new continuous processes for current batch processes, or identifying improvements and/or cost savings to existing processes. New products involving raw materials which are not currently used may require special equipment for safe handling and all stages of operation.

This Process Chemist role will involve working closely with technical and other staff as well as external contacts, and there may be a requirement to write risk assessments and SOPs for new equipment.

The ideal candidate for this Process Chemist job will be educated to a minimum degree level or equivalent in a Chemistry related discipline and will hold a postgraduate qualification inn Chemical Engineering.

The following skills, experience and competencies are also required for this Process Chemist job:

  • 2-3 years minimum experience post qualification;
  • A background in one or more of the following inorganic chemistry, catalysis, ceramics, sorption;
  • Direct experience in process scale up is essential;
  • Good communication skills;
  • H&S awareness;
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills are essential to the role. Experience of particle size analysis, flow and surface area experiments would be beneficial as well as of kilns and milling.
  • Experience in Chemical/Process Engineering would be a distinct advantage.

This Process Chemist job is primarily a day role but candidates must be willing to work shifts if required – these will be 6am-2pm and 2pm – 10pm. An occasional night shift may also be required should the project require it though this would be very rare.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply for this Process Chemist job, please contact Victoria Walker on 0114 283 9956 or email Please quote reference SH19617 in all correspondence.

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