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.

 

Responsibilities:

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 bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH20973 in all correspondence.

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EHS Specialist (Chemicals) – North West, UK

An EHS Specialist is required to join a speciality chemicals company based in the North West of England.

The main duties of the EHS Specialist will be to ensure environmental, health and safety regulations are complied with and to assist the EHS Manager.

For this EHS Specialist position the responsibilities will be as follows:

  • You will conduct audits and keep procedures up to date as well as performing incident investigations and reporting H&S metrics as required.
  • Compliance: You will support the EHS Manager in compliance issues and this support is primarily related to the conduction of risk assessments, job safety analysis, environmental compliance such as emission monitoring, waste disposal and all related inspections from authorities.
  • You will develop proposals for improvement and follow-up corrective actions.
  • You will implement corporate EHS initiatives and identify opportunities for improvement as an advisor for the plant employees.
  • Responsible care management system: You will write, implement and keep the EHS procedures up to date and inform employees as appropriate. Reporting of accidents, incidents and hazards/near misses will be ensured by yourself and you will provide adequate tools to the site. You will carry out incident investigation with appropriate root cause analysis and identify corrective actions.
  • Auditing and inspection: You will be responsible for performing the necessary EHS inspections at the site related to work permits, the workplace and good house keeping practices. Regular safety tours on the plants will be conducted to ensure visibility and awareness to EHS. Internal audits will be required under ISO/RC 14001 certification as well as reporting and identifying opportunities for improvement. You will manage the internal safety observation programme and report results and support observers in their role.
  • Reporting and communication: Your will report performance indicators related to EHS for the site and prepare and submit reports coming from audits, inspections, training and monitoring activities. Ensurance of H&S communication by issuing safety information as appropriate to the employees.

The requirements for this EHS Specialist role are as follows:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in chemistry or a related subject desired.
  • NEBOSH/ IOSH qualified or part qualified.
  • Previous work experience in a chemical manufacturing facility essential.
  • Prior management experience is a preference.
  • Thorough knowledge of H&S laws, regulations, standards and permitting requirements.
  • Fact-based analysis and reporting skills; strong technical, interpersonal and communication skills; Assertive and persuasive
  • Knowledge of ISO/RC 14001 principles and auditing.
  • Good basic working IT knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional.

 

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For more information, or to apply for the EHS Specialist job, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19982 in all correspondence.

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Lab Technician (Oil & Gas) – North West, UK

A Lab Technician is required to work shifts in the analytical laboratory of a global organization based in the North West of England, UK.

As Lab Technician you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Analyzing samples according to set procedures.
  • Recording of results.
  • Reporting and logging of failures and subsequent investigations.
  • Performing quality control checks and assisting the Shift Supervisor when necessary.
  • Continually improving all aspects of the laboratory, including relationships and communication between departments.

The ideal candidate for this Lab Technician job will be qualified to minimum HNC/HND in a chemistry related subject or possess equivalent industrial experience working in a laboratory. It would also be useful to have some knowledge of LIMS IT systems, and preferably CCLAS. You must hold a full UK driving licence, be computer literate and be entitled to work in the UK.

 

Apply Now

For more information, or to apply for this Lab Technician job, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email vwalker@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference SH19972 in all correspondence.

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