£26,300 pro rata
+44 (0)151 666 8968
2 months ago
Until end of December 2019
As soon as possible
Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Based in Cheshire
Commutable from Runcorn, Widnes, Warrington, Liverpool, Ellesmere Port
A multinational Chemical company is looking to appoint a Process Development Scientist on a contract basis until the end of December 2019. The successful candidate will be involved in working alongside the existing development team in a project which involves process improvement and troubleshooting whilst a new source of raw materials is integrated into the existing manufacturing process.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a BSc / MSc / MChem in Chemistry together with either a year in Industry or experience following graduation. The successful candidate will have an R&D / Process Development type skill base as this is more important than analytical skills which can be trained.
- Develop new and existing processes for production on site
- Optimise site manufacturing processes from laboratory to full scale production, in support of the site's
- Plan and organise the dual sourcing of key raw materials, working with the Chemicals Buyer on-site..
- Design and perform laboratory trials to tests alternative raw materials and organise subsequent plant trials in conjunction with the Plant Manager.
- Provide technical support to the production department as required during plant trials for alternative raw materials, e.g. resolving manufacturing problems, process changes etc.
- Ensure process documentation is maintained to the appropriate standard as required by the site.
- Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with the site SHE policy and specific laboratory requirements.
- Formally record work performed in accordance with site QA systems and issue to the rest of the business.
- Degree / Masters in an appropriate science subject. Some laboratory experience (summer placement or a year in industry as a minimum).
- Knowledge of site processes, planning and organizing – ability to prioritise workload, SHE & QA systems, problem analysis are essential and HPLC & enzyme hydrolysis are desirable,
- Additionally having good attention to detail, problem solving and the ability to take initiative when needed to drive results forward and suggest new ideas and solutions to key problems.
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