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Senior Process Improvement Technologist (Monomer)

Victrex Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Up to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
22 Apr 2023

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Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Manufacturing, Polymers, Process Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Job Details

We are looking for a Senior Process Improvement Technologist who will be responsible for leading the process chemistry support and development for our two Monomer sites: Rotherham and Seal Sands.

About the Role

As Senior Process Improvement Technologist you will be the ‘go-to’ person when it comes to Monomer chemistry. A technical specialist, leader and innovator you will have a unique opportunity to drive improvements through understanding and application of data driven science, making a clear contribution to safety, cost, efficiency and effectiveness.

Based at Rotherham you will be part of the local leadership team and lead delivery and commissioning of the new monomer laboratory, where the DFDPM and BDF processes can be replicated, and investigated, at small scale. Through this facility you will be able to trial process improvements and then lead implementation of improvement at full plant scale. You will also have line management responsibility for one technologist.

Although based at Rotherham, this role covers the Monomer business, and you will also be a key part of the Seal Sands management team. It is expected that you will be required to travel to Seal Sands in the region of 2 days per month.

Your Experience

We are looking for someone who has a deep understanding of monomer chemistry, sound laboratory experience & knowledge of monomer production processes. You will have demonstrable experience of leadership and influencing across all levels of the business and a proven record of delivering significant improvement projects and product investigations. 

A chemistry degree or equivalent experience is essential for this role.  

About Victrex

Victrex is an innovative world leader in high performance polymer solutions, focused on the strategic markets of automotive, aerospace, energy & industrial, electronics and medical (Invibio). Every day, millions of people use products and applications which contain our sustainable materials – from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars, to oil and gas operations and medical devices. As an example, more than 20,000 aircraft are flying with Victrex solutions, and our materials are a key part of ABS braking systems. Over 4 billion smartphones use our products, and 15 million patients have an implant based on our PEEK polymer. Our products typically replace metal, with up to 60% weight saving, faster processing and recyclability credentials, meaning that we are aligned to help reduce CO2 emissions across many of our end markets.

With over 40 years’ experience, we develop world leading solutions in PEEK and PAEK based polymers, semi-finished and finished parts, which shape future performance for our customers and our markets, provide environmental and societal benefits, and drive value for our shareholders. 

Vision and culture

By nature, Victrex is a product leader; innovation is one of the core values of our business, together with our passion and performance! Our day-to-day culture is one of collaboration, support, and enablement. Cross functional interaction is key to our daily work. All employees play an important role in contributing to the Victrex vision and culture, which we are consistently engaging and developing for the 21st century.

We have also recently become winners of the prestigious Ecovadis Gold Award, which is a universal acknowledgement of our sustainability rating as being in the top 5% of over 75,000 companies. We are also proud to be recognised as a ‘Disability Confident’ employer.

We are supportive of flexible working at Victrex - so please do talk to us about this.

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Victrex is an innovative world leader in high-performance PEEK and PAEK polymer solutions focusing on the strategic markets of automotive, aerospace, energy (including manufacturing and engineering), electronics and medical. Every day, millions of people use sustainable products and applications containing our materials – from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to oil and gas operations and medical devices.

With over 40 years‘ experience we are developing world leading solutions with PEEK and PAEK-based polymers and selected semi-finished and finished parts which shape future performance for our customers and our markets, deliver environmental and societal benefits, and drive value for our shareholders. Find out more at

Victrex Purpose - YouTube

Pioneering to Address Global Challenges - YouTube

Early careers - Some of the reasons to join Victrex / Fedra - YouTube

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