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Assistant Chemist

The Company:

One of the UK’s leading PVC manufacturers are looking to recruit an Assistant Chemist due to new and exciting growth plans based at their head office in Greater Manchester on a rotating variation of a Double Days shift pattern. 13:00 – 22:00 / 06:00 – 15:00 (40 hour week) Monday to Friday.

Responsibilities:

• Assist in the development of coating formulations and monitor the performance achieved.
• Work with the team on the development of new projects,
• Introduce new formulations, products and procedures ensuring that all documentation and samples are accurately recorded.
• To assist in the development of coating formulations utilised, and to monitor the performance achieved. To assist the Chemist with detailed and formatted plant specifications.
• To ensure all documentation and samples are maintained in systematic formats.
• To assist the Chemist in the development of new products.
• To ensure all relevant testing work sheets are followed and completed.
• Responsible for the correct implementation of recipes and procedures of both the Mixing and Flocculation Plants.
• Ensure correct training with the Production Managers and operators in safe handling where applicable.
• To assist in the introduction of new formulations, products and procedures, on the coating and mixing plant.
• To assist the Chemist and Q.C. Manager with Q.C. systems and procedures within the laboratory and production departments.
• To gain a detailed understanding of the systems and operational running of the mixing department and colour kitchen.
• To monitor and liaise with the Chemist chemical stock requirements, storage requirements, and the storage of chemical products within the warehouse in collaboration with the Fabric Warehouse Manager.
• To assist in the training of both management and Operatives in the correct and safe use of chemicals, mixing systems, and formulation used.
• To undertake any other projects as defined by the General Manager. These to include Environmental and Health & Safety.
• To ensure accurate and detailed records of all standard laboratory testing.

About you

• Recognised qualification in associated chemistry. Minimum of HNC/BSc in Chemistry or Polymer Science.
• Strong experience of colour chemistry.
• Extensive knowledge of coating chemistry and application thereof.
• Previous managerial experience in a technical environment would be beneficial but not essential.
• Evidence of strong analytical skills.
• Textile industry knowledge is desirable but not essential, as full training will be provided.

The hours of work will be 2-Shift, 6.00am to 1.00pm & 1.00pm to 10.00pm Monday to Friday rotating fortnightly.

Please apply to: (agy) Dylan Robinson, Northern Employment Services Ltd / T: 01706 869444 /
Only successful candidates will be contacted – Thank you

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £28,000.00 - £28,000.00, per-annum
  • Areas: Dukinfield
  • Sectors: Industrial, Warehouse & Production, Manufacturing & Engineering, Textiles
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