Chemists (Shift and Day Positions) – North East

Barney Smith at CK Science is recruiting for a number of Chemists to join a company that provides analytical services to the Oil & Gas and Chemicals sector at their site in the North East

The job:

The company have openings for a number of chemists at different levels to work either on days or on shifts in analysing bitumen, oil and petrochemicals.

As a Chemist you will be required to collect samples from external sources which will involve climbing ladders and working in confined spaces.  It is a high throughput environment with quick turnaround times and the analysis will involve GC, AA,IR, UV and Karl Fischer.

Qualifications and skills:

The successful applicant for these Chemist roles will receive full training but must have at the very minimum a basic level of understanding of chemistry and ideally commercial lab experience.  The ideal candidates will be able to drive, be happy working unsociable hours and be able to work at heights and in confined spaces. They must be flexible in their approach to work and be happy to take on responsibility. 

How to apply:

Apply online:

For more information or to apply for these Chemist roles please contact Barney Smith on 0191 384 8905 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote reference DH23940 in all correspondence.

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QinetiQ Sells Fuel Business to Intertek

The QinetiQ Group, based in Farnborough, is selling off its fuel and lubricants business for £500,000, reports insidermedia.com.

The Intertek Group is to take over the UK Fuel and Lubricants Testing Business (OALTB), which QinetiQ has sold in order to concentrate on their core services, including aerospace and security. Intertek is going to bring the fuel business into the pharmaceutical and chemical division of their operations.

This is the third recent acquisition by Intertek, who have also purchased Stoke based Food Analytical Laboratories Limited (FAL) and Rechere Developpement and Consulting (RDC), based in Brussels. Wolfhart Hauser, CEO of Intertek, has said the purchases “demonstrate Intertek’s progress in its strategy to add new expertise and capabilities across the supply chain.” He later commented that the firm is looking forward “to welcoming these companies and their management teams to Intertek.”

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Shell Profits Allow For New Projects

The BBC has reported that oil and gas giant Shell recorded a 77% rise in profits in the second quarter of 2011.

The $8 billion profit is roughly double that of the same period in 2010, with the company attributing this to sales of assets in the first half of the year, amounting to $4 billion.

The sales were said to be a “key driver” in the reduction of costs and improvement of operating performance throughout the business. Shell has disclosed that production is down in the second quarter, though it also said that three large scale projects are beginning, increasing European imports and hopefully creating jobs. Chief Executive Peter Voser says that the “new projects should drive [Shell’s] financial performance in the coming quarters.”

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M&I Operations Manager based NE/NW

Are you an experienced Instrumentation Engineer looking for the next step in your career?

A Measurement and Instrumentation Operations Manager post has arisen at a well-established and highly reputable global company within the oil, gas and petrochemical sector. You will be responsible for leading the efficient delivery of measurement and instrumentation and OFGEM services from 3 sites based in the North West and North East.

This Operations Manager role will provide you with an opportunity to play a pivotal role in the business development of measurement and calibration services through close liaison with new and existing clients.

Using your experience in measurement and calibration you will be instrumental in:

– Driving business performance in order to maximise revenue

– Identifying business opportunities

– Maintaining a mature customer portfolio

– Developing new business relationships

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or possess equivalent industrial experience, and working knowledge of H&S and quality systems is desirable.

If you believe you are the right person for the job, please contact Barney Smith on 0191 3222095 or email bsmith@ckscience.co.uk quoting reference DH18766. Alternatively, to apply, click here.

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Scottish Oil Discovery Boosts Shares in Faroe and Dana

Shares in Faroe Petroleum (FPM) and Dana Petroleum (DMX) have enjoyed a boost of 6.3 percent to their share price after the Atlantic Margin, North Sea and Norway-focused explorer announced an oil discovery at the Tornado exploration project, west of Shetland. The well discovered oil and gas in Tertiary reservoir sandstones, and data collection is currently ongoing. As a result, Dana Petroleum saw its shares rise by almost 3%, whilst shares in Faroe Petroleum got a 6% boost. Dana’s chief executive, Tom Cross, stated: “The discovery of hydrocarbons at Tornado is an important result as it lies in an area of the UK Continental Shelf where Dana and Faroe Petroleum have very strong positions as the key independents. We look forward to the sidetrack well to determine the ultimate size of this new field.” This indicates that the discovery may open up a new area for the duo with the potential to create many new jobs in the oil and gas industry in Scotland. To view our current job vacancies in Scotland, please click here.

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