Plant Chemist

Location North Lincolnshire
Discipline: Polymers
Job type: Contract
Salary: ££25k - 30k per year
Contact name: Darren Hawley

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Published: 19 days ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Plant Chemist for a leading polymer manufacturer based in North Lincolnshire. As a Plant Chemist you will be responsible for operating plant and pilot plants, overseeing new product manufacturing on site ensuring that new products are integrated in line with the relevant quality and cost requirements. You will also be responsible for analysing production data and results to improve manufacturing capability.

To be considered for this Plant Chemist, you will either be degree educated in Chemistry or closely related subject, or we could consider those without BSc/BEng level degrees if you have considerable industrial experience working within a chemicals/polymer manufacturing environment. Knowledge of chemical safety is required, and those who have previously analysed production data would be highly desirable.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for operating plant and pilot plant.
  • Test new products with various applications working closely with analytical departments.
  • Understand production data and analyse how the manufacturing of new products can be improved.
  • Maintain stocks of raw materials required for manufacturing.
  • Assist in the scale up of polymer products from pilot plant to full scale manufacturing.
  • Ensure the maintenance of the plant and pilot plant equipment is kept to a high standard.

Knowledge and Experience

  • BSc in Chemistry or closely related subject.
  • We could a recent graduate in Chemistry, however preference would be for something also with industrial experience working within a chemical/polymer production environment.
  • Good understanding of chemical safety.
  • Someone without a degree could also be considered, with a HNC/HND/BTech in Sciences and significant chemicals/polymers production experience.


Darren Hawley

Head of Polymers & Materials Recruitment