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Production Chemist – Shift Manager

Posted 2 months ago

Location Manchester Job Type Permanent
Salary Competitive salary + benefits Sector Synthesis Chemistry, Production Chemistry, Laboratory / Staff Management, Research Management / Leadership

Production Chemist – Shift Manager

Salary competitive – details on application

Based in Manchester

Permanent role

We are seeking an experienced production chemist to run a shift of 3 heads working on a weeknight days/nights shift. Weekends will be kept free. This role is based in Manchester working for a fine chemicals manufacturer, you will be qualified to degree level and responsible for 3 experienced chemical process operators.

What you’ll do

Our client runs a semi automated plant, running 9 reactors of varying size up to 4,500 litres. This role will direct activities working closely with the Production Manager, Operators and Chemists to ensure processes are robust and safe for plant production, you will be responsible for identifying potential issues in processes that bound for the plant and be the chemical expert. This will mean spotting and resolving chemical issues, preparing risk assessments, preparing batch sheets, ensuring all documents and raw materials are available for the production scheduled, and taking management responsibility for 3 operators, covering training, holidays and career progression.

Your background

You will be qualified to at least degree level in chemistry or a related subject, and have experience of working in a chemical plant environment. Experience of writing batch sheets and experience of managing people are also important. We will consider individuals ready to step into a management role who express strong competencies in leadership.

You will be well organised and able to prioritise workloads, with strong communication skills and attention to detail.  

To apply

Please email should you have any questions ahead of application please call 0161 443 4173 on this occasion, LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency.