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Laboratory Chemist

CK Group
Closing date
22 Oct 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

CK Group are currently recruiting for a Laboratory Chemist to join a materials and polymers manufacturing company at their site based in Ware.

This role is being offered on an initial 6 months fixed term basis, with a view to going permanent thereafter.

The Company:
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.

The Role:
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.

Your Background:
The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:
  • Degree qualified in Chemistry
  • 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

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 54456 in all correspondence.


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Company info
+44 (0)1246 457700
CK Group
Westwick House
The Bridge Business Centre
Beresford Way
S41 9FG

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