Laboratory Chemist

  • Salary: circa £24,000 DOE
  • REF Number: 00054138
  • Consultant: Graeme Pallas
  • Contact: 0191 3706486
  • Date Published: 25.07.2022
  • Sector: Chemicals
  • Location: Ware, South East, Home Counties
  • Discipline: Research & Development, Production/Manufacturing

CK Group are currently recruiting for a Laboratory Chemist to join a materials and polymers manufacturing company at their site based in Ware, on a 6 months fixed term contract basis, with a view to going permanent thereafter.

The Company: Our client develops and manufactures high performance polymers for use in various applications. They are able to offer a bespoke service and their products help their customers to add value. They are now looking for a Lab Chemist to join the team to assistin all technical aspects of research and development work, R&D reporting, quality control and quality assurance duties. You will also provide cover to the manufacturing department.

Your normal working day will be from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, butyou may be required to be available for overtime work at short notice. The company is able to offer a salary in the range of circa £24,000 depending on experience.

Location: This role is located near Hertford, easily commutable from North London, Hoddesdon, Harlow, Stevenage and surrounding areas.

The Role: Your main duties of this Lab Chemist will be:

  • Input data into QC database including customer specifications and internal and finished product specifications.
  • R&D work includingassisting in all R&D functions and new product developments.
  • To help in maintaining raw material COSHH, Health & Safety data (including MSDS, specification and technical datasheets) for all raw materials used.
  • Undertake bench work individually and as part of a team.
  • Assist in all safe practices across site, for example, management of Cooling Tower monitoring / testing and control of Legionella.
  • Advising other sites on QC and R&D work along with occasional visits to assist research.
  • Overseeing smooth transfer of R&D products to large scale production, including risk assessments, scale up calculations and all related documentation.
  • Providing cover to process team where necessary.

Your Background: The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified in Chemistry
  • Previous Environmental / QMS experience desirable but not essential as full training will be provided
  • Organised & methodical with excellent administration anddocument control skills
  • Highly motivated, with a 'can do' attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure and/or to strict deadlines
  • Able to drive to get to site

Apply: Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information or to applyfor this Laboratory Chemist position, please contact CK Group on 0191 3848906 or sciencecontracts@ckgroup.co.uk. Please quote job reference 54138 in all correspondence.

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