Technical Support / Development Chemist

Warrington, Cheshire (applicants within a maximum of 25 mile radius)
27K – 32K per annum (plus 2K attendance bonus – Terms & Conditions Apply)
14 Jun 2021
14 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Support / Development Chemist

Reports To: Managing Director


Company Profile

Chemical solutions. Made easy.

Actikem Ltd provide bespoke outsourced chemical manufacturing and repackaging services to the UK & European chemical supply chain with a focus on delivering an unrivalled service. Our vision is to be recognised as the preferred chemical manufacturing & repackaging partner for the UK & European chemical industry, delivering long term innovative and sustainable solutions for all our customers.

Our client base ranges from global chemical companies to small independent chemical distributors. Companies who use Actikem do not have their own manufacturing facilities or are looking to outsource their operations to a third-party provider. Actikem also supply bespoke products to industry as a result of end of life/divestment of products from major manufacturers.

Innovation sits at the center of what we do, and we believe everything can be improved. For our customers we make their ambitions a reality, delivering tailored solutions for our clients and great career and development opportunities for our people. We believe relationships are key to building a successful business. We offer our customers a safe pair of hands and gain their trust to do an important job well without making mistakes.

We are building a great team of experts with extensive industry experience. We invest in our employees and our technologies, to be the best of show.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Managing Director you will be working on several agreed projects and working with our QC Technicians in coordinating and maintaining the daily running of the laboratory. One of the main aspects of the role will be to improve or develop the existing product / service range and create ‘new’ ones. Additionally, you will be supporting the sales team in answering technical questions relating to our capabilities and or product performance and assist in product costing, regulatory support and the production of product promotional marketing content.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The role will have no direct staff responsibility; however, it is anticipated that this role will naturally develop to a more senior position for the right person.

Product and Process Development

You will have the responsibility to develop an agreed range of product(s) from laboratory through to marketplace to complement or improve the company’s current product range.

You will be visiting customers to ensure these new or improved products are an improvement and reporting back to the Managing Director with the results.

You will be technically supporting the customer facing teams and be responsible for providing technical training and support for all functions across the business.

Laboratory Management

You will be working with other laboratory and technical staff to deal with the workload demands in the laboratory and liaising with the Managing Director if necessary.

You will be supervising the routine chemical analysis within the Quality Management Systems and implement improvements where necessary.

You will be responsible for the documenting and upkeep of laboratory reporting procedures and methods of analysis.

Health Safety and Environmental Management

You will ensure product labelling comply with CLP and REACH regulations and the upkeep and creation of compliant safety data sheets.

Ensuring the standard operating procedures are fit for purpose, adhered to and meet the requirements of the Quality Management System.

Implement and continually improve safe systems of work to ensure regulatory compliance and safety.

Training, staff development and Performance

You will provide input to laboratory staff training, welfare, safety and development to ensure optimal performance.

You will be contributing to and maintaining the company Training Matrix, training needs and training plan, providing for training requirements and maintaining training records to ensure laboratory staff are adequately trained for efficient running of the laboratory.


Salary range

27K – 32K per annum (plus 2K attendance bonus – Terms & Conditions Apply)

Hours of Work

Monday to Friday – 8.00am – 4.00pm

Start Date



Warrington (applicants within a maximum of 25 mile radius)

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