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Process Technology Chemist

Job description

KES Solutions UK Ltd is working on behalf of our client who is looking to add a Process Technology Chemist to their team. You will be based at their site near Hartlepool, working a day shift. Your role will be to work as part of a team responsible for process development activities on new projects. Ensuring that you meet site safety standards and no lost time accidents or major incidents impacting on the site’s operation. Ensuring that you meet regulatory and customer quality requirements relating to ISO9001, ISO14001 and where appropriate, cGMP.

Duties of the role:

  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are met including (but not limited to) workplace organisation, work instructions, risk assessments, and control, COSHH assessments, housekeeping standards.
  • Ensure that the laboratory working area is maintained in a safe and tidy fashion, ensure audits are up to date and participate proactively in Department Safety Meetings as well as safety observation program
  • Carry out process research and/or development activities to ensure the process is well understood and scaleable with respect to safety and quality.
  • Provide technical support when processes are introduced to the plant, including preparation of documentation such as (not exhaustive) process outlines, material safety data sheets (MSDS), raw material qualification, Product Master List (PML), Process data Package (PDP), Operator training, participation in design review and HAZOP’s.
  • Be responsible for day to day planning of own work as required to meet project objectives based on scope provided by the Group Leader; keep the Group Leader updated on progress.
  • Act as the contact point for other departments on technical issues on new project introduction 
  • Prepare for and participate as required in technical meetings with customers and act as a contact with the customer for technical issues on projects
  • Contribute to meeting departmental budget targets
  • Liaise with other functions such as Operations, Quality, EHS, Analytical and Engineering on chemistry/processing issues.
  • Work, as directed by the Group Leader to ensure external customer requirements are met. 

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Chemistry Degree or commensurate experience in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical or fine chemical industry
  • Planning and co-ordination
  • A high level of chemical knowledge
  • Good understanding of the principles behind process development and scaleup
  • Understanding of the SHEQ challenges for both laboratory and plant operations
  • Data and computer literate and conversant with typical office software packages

Desirable Experience:
  • Experience in pharmaceutical, agrochemical or fine chemical industry role
  • Some experience of working in a plant environment in a technical role

Due to the high volume of candidates responding to our adverts unfortunately we are not always able to provide individual feedback. If you don't hear from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We will however keep your details on file and you may be contacted about other opportunities in the future.

How to apply


Ref KES-V/5340-HB6R

Job title Process Technology Chemist

Area Hartlepool

Salary £32,000-£35,000 Per Annum

Hours of work 40 hours per week, day shift , Monday to Friday

Permanent / Temporary Permanent