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Site Chemist

  • Location

    Redcar

  • Sector:

    Energy

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £38k per year

  • Contact:

    Lee Elwell

  • Contact email:

    lee.elwell@jonlee.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446154

  • Job ref:

    57311

Role: Site Chemist    
Location: Wilton, Redcar

Salary: £38,000 p/a  

Overview:

  • We are currently recruiting for an experienced Site Chemist to work at our client at their site in Wilton, the role will be responsible to the R&D Manager for the safe and efficient operation of assigned activities in compliance with Environmental, Health & Safety and Management System requirements.
  • The role will also work with key stakeholders to supply chemical knowledge and laboratory assistance for CI projects and will include working with site management for NPI.
  • The role would suit someone with experience of scale up from laboratory to pilot and full plant production and would require someone with excellent knowledge of analytical techniques such as GC, HPLC, GCMS and NMR and the ability to interpret analytical results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that activities carried out are in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements and with Company health, safety and environmental policies and procedures
  • To develop safe, cost-effective processes for compounds, scaling them up through laboratory, pilot plant and onto full-scale production and providing the necessary technical support to ensure the success of those activities. These processes may be distillation or reactive chemistry
  • To assist in continually improving the viability of existing products by improving processing efficiencies through yield improvement, cycle-time reduction and waste minimisation in all its forms
  • To supply a technical service to customer enquiries and problems
  • To maintain current awareness and keep abreast of the latest scientific and technological developments relevant to the business and make use of that knowledge to continually improve and optimise the profitability of the products manufactured by the Company
  • Provide technical assistance during plant and laboratory trials including the flexibility to provide technical support outside of normal hours as necessary
  • Work collaboratively with other site locations which will include travel both within the UK and abroad
  • Use tools and resources which are available, e.g. SciFinder, to determine the most viable synthetic routes for new processes
  • Develop plant fits for new processes based on processes developed within the Company’s laboratories or based on technical information supplied by our customers
  • Assist in the development of analytical methods in support of the business
  • Following appropriate training, complete thermochemical testing on other processes as required
  • Act as Technical Representative for the Company in discussions with clients and customers
  • Prepare regular written reports covering work undertaken

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Chemistry degree or PhD in Chemistry including process development experience.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Computer literacy with MS Office (Word and Excel)

Desirable:

  • Project Management experience and use of Six Sigma tools and techniques or similar would be an advantage
  • Knowledge and application of other Continuous Improvement Techniques will be an advantage
  • A knowledge of distillation would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 and cGMP systems would be an advantage

Education:

  • Chemistry degree or PhD in Chemistry including process development experience.

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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