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 month fixed term contract basis, with a view to going permanent thereafter.
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 assist in 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, but you 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 £23,000 depending on experience.
This role is located near Hertford, easily commutable from North London, Hoddesdon, Harlow, Stevenage and surrounding areas.
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 including assisting 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.
The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:
-Degree qualified in Chemistry or equivalent - essential
-Previous Environmental / QMS experience desirable but not essential as full training will be provided
-Organised & methodical with excellent administration and document 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
Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information or to apply for this Bench Chemist position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference 52364.