Chemicals

  • Principal Materials Research Chemist 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Salary: £0 Location: Oxford

    Principal Materials Research Chemist- Chemicals- £80k My client is a privately-held technology company with a global headquarters and state-of-the art ophthalmological research and manufacturing facility, in Oxfordshire. The company are in their start-up phase and are looking to take on an experienced Materials and Coatings Engineer with a significant chemistry back ground and a strong knowledge of elastomeric compounds (particularly urethane and siloxane chemistry). Experience of coating process is an advantage (esp. for space and military), particularly plasma and spray coating methods, laying down either organic or inorganic compounds to achieve robustness, protection, and optical performance of the surface. You will work closely with the FEA modelling team to deliver materials data that can simulate adjustable lens systems and the manufacturing and prototyping team to specify and debug assembly and coating processes in the lab. In addition to the specific materials and role, you will undertake numerical and empirical system modelling supporting the design team with the understanding of physical concepts beyond general engineering and design. The role will have a business-customer facing element, therefore presentation and communication skills will be valued. Limited long-haul international travel will be required to USA / Asia. This role will not suite an office-based applicant and the company are keen to see people who lead by example and have a hands-on approach. You will have: MSc or PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science or equivalent. At least 20 years’ proven experience in the lab (including time spent in a research degree) Experience adept with Matlab, LabView and Office Suite. Key skills: Metrology / Materials Testing (Opto-mechanical properties) Chemical analysis testing: HPLC, GC-MS, FTIR etc. Mechanical testing: Instron, modulus, stiffness testing. Define and assist with creation of metrology routines. Creation of material models for empirical and FEA analysis Long-term stress, life and environmental testing Specify and train on custom equipment Haze / Contrast Ellipsometery Salary- Up to £80,000 dependant on experience Excellent development options

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  • Organic Section Head 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Salary: £35000 Location: Maidstone

    Organic Section Head- Environmental- Kent Based in Kent my client is a rapidly growing and developing environmental testing company specialising in sampling of soil and water. They are looking for an experienced Organic Section Head for an immediate start, to join their rapidly growing team. The right candidate will have experience of supervising a team with the drive to progress and step up. You must have a hands-on, positive and proactive approach. Tasks will include- -GC-FID analysis -GC-MS analysis -Head Space -Processing and interpretation of data obtained by analysis -Data input using LIMS - Use of/ trouble shooting on Chemstation You will have- A minimum of BSc in Chemistry or other relevant & related subject Experience of equipment maintenance and troubleshooting Excellent Salary (depending on experience £28-35k) Great Benefits Modern Facilities

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  • Maintenance Engineer 6/4/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Salary: £34000 Location: Manchester

    Based in Greater Manchester my client is a leading sustainable materials company. They are real innovators in their industry and have experienced significant growth for several years. Owing to this expansion, they are currently seeking a Maintenance Engineer. Working as part of a team, the role of Mechanical Engineer will form an integral part of the business helping to support the businesses 24/7 operation. The ideal candidate will have experience working as a multi-skilled maintenance engineer within a technical manufacturing market performing PPM, reactive maintenance and troubleshooting (ideally chemical, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, or recycling background). The job is split quite evenly between electrical and mechanical engineering requirements. Candidates should have the following skills; + Appropriate qualifications in electrical/ mechanical engineering + Previous industry experience as a Multiskilled engineer The successful candidate can expect a competitive salary, generous holidays, training paid for by the company and a friendly and supportive atmosphere. In addition, there are regular opportunities for career progression for those interested in advancement.

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  • EC&I Planner 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Salary: £40000 Location: HOLYWELL

    Electrical Control & Instrument Planner – Chemical co. – Mostyn, Wales – up to £40,000 per annum MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To provide support to the existing planning and supervisory functions, with an emphasis and background from an EC&I Perspective, including COMAH, DSEAR (ATEX), Functional Safety and asset management. Supporting the maintenance functions by providing discipline expertise, suitable resource planning and statutory compliance inspection scheduling. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION: + Ensuring the company is compliant with legislation, standards and best practice. This includes but is not limited to Explosive Atmospheres, Functional Safety Systems, and Power Systems. + Support the overall ECI strategy for the department to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and customer requirements. + Ensure adherence to company standards and policies for EC&I function, including auditing to ensure compliance. + Management of asset databases (both CMMS and web based) to reflect the true state of the Mostyn Site. + Management of hazardous area inspections to meet company standards and current legislation. Leading to: Development of efficient asset inspection routes for: + Hazardous Area Inspections, to include assessment of reports and submission of remedial works orders with risk based completion period. + Functional Safety proof testing routes. Inspection and maintenance of Power Systems assets including emergency lighting, UPS, fixed installation, earthing and lightning protection, PA Testing and supply side conditioning. + Independent High-Level protection systems. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: + Minimum of ONC qualification and vocational training in planning. + A Minimum of 3 years’ planning experience and ideally formal qualifications in Explosive Atmospheres related to EC&I Systems under IEC 61511 and DSEAR. + Experience and knowledge of the management of asset management systems and CMMS. + A minimum of 3 years EC&I Engineering experience in an Upper Tier COMAH Environment. + Capital Project experience preferable, but not essential. Experience in integrating complex projects from capital phase into maintenance phase including asset management, setting up routines and spares. + Ability to describe technical procedures to customers and other stakeholders of all levels of technical aptitude. The salary range for this role is £34,000 – £40,000 per annum, dependant on experience and qualifications.

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  • E&I Engineer 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Salary: £47000 Location: HOLYWELL

    Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer – Permanent Shift Position – North Wales – Chemical Co. Main Purpose of the Role: Maintenance of Electrical and Instrument Plant systems and equipment including: electrical systems/ equipment; safety trip/ interlocks electronic; electrical and pneumatic instrumentation systems and safety trip/ interlocks. Role Responsibilities: + To carry out activities associated with the Functional Safety lifecycle of Safety Instrumented Systems as defined by BS EN 61511. + To carry out installation work, inspection, detailed and close/visual of Hazardous Area equipment in both Gas and Dust Zones, as defined in BS EN 60079, to have COMPEX Modules 1 to 4 and 5 and 6. + To carry out testing and remedial work on Combustion Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) to BS EN 14181 and measurement of particulates to BS EN 13284 as defined by QAL 3 for MCerts. + To carry out testing and remedial work on Waste Water instrumentation to MCerts for discharge to Water. + To carry out safety checks on electrical systems and calibration work on instrumentation systems for legislative regulations in accordance with procedures laid down to ensure compliance with WIL’s COMAH, PPC, ISO 9002/14001 accreditation. + To carry out work including fault diagnosis, on-line and off-line, of hardware, software and editing of DCS systems including HMI’s. + To work on HV systems and protection/control methods i.e. OCB’s, ACB’s and Power factor correction units. + To issue Permits to Work for areas under Central Engineering Department control e.g. boiler houses and compressor houses. + To isolate electrical equipment and issue safety documentation. + Carry out all work with due regard to Health, Safety and the Environment, especially with respect to Risk Assessments and Work Authorisation Procedures. + To form and fabricate components and parts, using machine and hand tools, working from graphical, written or verbal directions. + Use best practices, basic data, tables, handbooks and technical references as required. + Maintain a working understanding of all process equipment, systems and utilities, undertaking training where necessary in order to perform maintenance effectively. + Analyse malfunctioning systems and/or equipment and recommend/carry out corrective action under supervisor of Workshop Supervisor, Electrical and Instrumentation. + Work in co-operation with other Engineering and Production personnel, on or off site as directed. + Maintain high level of cleanliness and tidiness in all places of work. Required Qualifications and Experience: + Indentured apprenticeship together with City & Guilds/ONC/HNC in electrical or instrument engineering and certified experience in the maintenance and calibration of instrumented systems. Or… + Indentured apprenticeship together with City & Guilds/ONC/HNC in instrument and control engineering and current qualifications in the IEE Requirements for electrical installations 16th edition. &… + At least 5 years post-apprenticeship experience in the chemical, petrochemical or process industries. The salary for this role is £40,000 per annum (+ £7,000 shift allowance). The shift pattern is two days on – two nights on – four days and nights off – cycle repeats seven times – followed by eighteen days holiday.

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  • QA GLP Advisor 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Salary: £35000 Location: RUSHDEN

    Permanent QA Advisor, Pharmaceuticals, Northamptonshire, £35k My client is one of the market leaders in early drug development for the Pharma, Bio-Pharm, agrochemical and animal sciences sector. They are looking for an energetic, driven, GLP Advisor to join their QA team at their state of the art facility. You will be responsible for monitoring cutting edge R&D studies, auditing reports, plans and ensuring compliance with in GLP standards. You will need - Experience of working as a QA with in a GLP company Strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently £22-£35k (depending on experience) Company offer long term training and development with in a state of the art facility If you feel you have the right level of skill and attitude contact Nathan Steels today on 0161 923 8172

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  • Technical Manager 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Salary: £40000 Location: DAVENTRY

    Technical Manager -Horticulture- Home Based- Circa £40k My client of one of the leading developers and suppliers of fertilizers, plant protection products and growing media in the UK and Europe. With their main offices based in Dumfriesshire, they are looking to take on an experienced Technical Manager, who will be home based. Reporting to the operational manager you will be technically responsible for managing and developing all aspects of the businesses growing media range, including the set-up of new products, technical specification and approval of raw materials. You will also be managing the quality complaints procedure and liaising with production to aid quality standards. This role is both Office and field based, with the expectation you will spend at least two days a week at the Dumfriesshire branch, one day a month at the Ipswich branch. The remaining time will be dedicated to building/ maintaining relationships with growers, distributors and manufacturing, purchasing and quality personnel. You will be- MSc/ PhD Qualified in Relevant Sciences, (Chemistry, Biology, Horticultural , Plant sciences, Agronomy, Agriculture etc.). A Knowledge and understanding of Horticultural Ornamental and Specialty Agriculture market is essential Must be capable of working autonomously as well as part of a team BASIS and FACTS registered, would be an advantage but can be trained Must hold a Driving License (car provided) Great Salary Circa £40,000 (there is limited flexibility on this depending on experience) Great benefits – Company car package included

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  • Multi Skill Maintenance Technician- Night Shift 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Salary: £32000 Location: PETERSFIELD

    Multi Skill Maintenance Technician- Night Shift- Permanent- Hampshire Based is Hampshire my client is one of the market leaders in the cosmetic and personal care sectors. They specialise in cosmetic manufacturers, cosmetic products, make-up, lip-stick and skin care. They are an internally renowned company known for their excellent training high standards. Due to recent growth, they are looking for a permanent Multi skilled Maintenance Technicians (to work in a busy FMCG, production environment. You will be responsible for resolving equipment failures, planned and unplanned engineering, in a high-through put environment. You will have- A recognised qualification/apprenticeship within a mechanical/electrical or engineering discipline. Experience with in FMCG/ high through put environment Ability to work to night shifts- 11pm-7am, Sunday-Thursday. (Shift allowance provided) Competitive salary and a shift allowance included. (to be disclosed at application at client request) Fantastic training and development opportunities Excellent benefits This is an excellent opportunity to work with a quality, successful and still growing company. Interviews will take place as early as possible and candidates are encouraged in apply ASAP. For more information please forward your CV and contact Nathan Steels on 0161 923 8172.

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  • Site Chemist 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Salary: £25000 Location: LIVERPOOL

    Site Chemist- Waste Industry - Merseyside– Permanent- £25k Based in Merseyside, my client is one of the UKs largest environmental companies. Following a recent facility up grade, they are looking to take on an experienced Site Chemist to join their hazardous waste section You will be responsible for managing the incoming flammable, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, on site and preparing this for further treatment or transfer. You will also be required to provide technical assistance, whilst working to the regs of a COMAH site. You must have experience of working with the waste industry Great salary £23,000 to £25,000 (dependant on experience) Excellent benefits 40hrs per week working on a 3 week shift rotation (6-3, 8-5 & 11-8) If you have the right attitude and mix of skills contact Nathan Steels today

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  • Quality Manager 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Salary: £45000 Location: NEWCASTLE

    Quality Manager- Alloys- Staffordshire- up to £45k- permanent Based in Staffordshire my client is a growing multi-national, company with offices in the US, UK and Singapore and providing Alloys for the Aerospace and automotive sector. Due to continued growth, they are looking for a driven and enthusiastic Quality Manager to join their UK based site with the vision to help drive the business forward. Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for working within the business to ensure the company complies with quality management standards, developing and maintaining current systems (ISO 9001:2015 & AS9100) and leading by example in driving the business towards achieving API Q1, specifically in the areas of change and risk management. You will have- A minimum of a BSc in a Quality management, Sciences or Engineering background Experience of working as a Quality Manager Must be experienced in change and Risk Management Fantastic salary £40-£45k (dependant on experience) Great Benefits and a bonus based on company and personal targets.

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