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Production Operator - Fine Chemicals

LiCa Scientific Recruitment
Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
Closing date
28 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Job Details

Production Operator 


c£26,000 + package 

Permanent role 

This role will work in the support of the production department in delivering chemistries at scale. The main equipment used will be reactor vessels, drying ovens, large scale plant equipment and chemicals. 

You will work closely with chemists and follow batch sheets and standard operating procedures. This role will chiefly involve carrying out the instructions of the processes to manufacture the final product. 

The working house are daytime 7am-3pm and 10am-6pm and this is a permanent role. 

Main duties / Responsibilities:

You will work closely with the Shift Chemists and Operators and following a period of acclimatisation to the plant, carry out process instructions as described in the batch sheet in a safe and professional manner. This will specifically mean charging reactor vessels, as well as milling and sieving of final products, using a forklift truck to move chemicals when needed. The working site is highly managed and for the most part this will break down to working according to batch records and standard operating procedures. Some activities will be happening more than others for example loading and unloading of material from drying oven, supporting the waste team in removing waste safely off site, and maintaining plant consumable stock levels. 

You will participate in helping towards the companies 5S programme across the whole site and the role will involve transferring/sampling materials in a safe manner on and around the site as required following current SOP’s. Effectively communicate and problems or concerns to line manager and participate in resolving any issues and seek solutions

To maintain responsibility for his/her own safety and the safety of others around.
To also raise concern if any unsafe working is encountered, stop any unsafe operations, and report the action taken to their line manager or senior member

Your background:

You will hold GCSEs in Maths, English and Science and ideally have NVQ level qualification. We are seeking someone with experience of working in a chemical plant environment. 

You will have a good knowledge of Health and Safety regulations in a working plant environment and maintain this. Experience of driving a counterbalance FLT, city and guilds qualification or other relevant educational background to this role is of interest. 

On this occasion LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency.


We are a specialist scientific recruitment agency, which has been operating since 2016 working within chemistry skill fields.
Our client base is fine chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Our main specialisms lie in analytical, commercial, formulation, production and synthesis chemistry functions.   

Our company mission, is to match scientists with organisations based on technical, career or life goals, for the benefit of the individual candidate and client company. This results in reduced staff turnover for companies we work with and greater satisfaction amongst the people we place who go on to perform all the better in their roles.

We are highly specialised in finding the right scientist for the right role, while working in the most supportive and professional manner for all concerned.

This involves both on-market and off-market scientists and broadly we see the market as having four areas to it, which advertising, job board searches and general approaches you receive will only ever provide 25% of.

We offer that 100% access which means if someone is out there and available we can engage with them; whether they are actively on the market or not. 

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+44 161 443 4173
Stockport Business and Innovation Centre
Broadstone Road

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