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Process Improvement Chemist

Merseyside   •  £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, annual bonus  •  Permanent, Full time

Process Improvement Chemist required, based in Merseyside. Requiring a strong background in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and proven experience in formulation and manufacturing processes of fluid dispersions, coatings, ink, pigments or related products. Knowledge of Lean Six-Sigma techniques, statistical analysis, and continuous improvement crucial.

Title: Process Improvement Chemist

Location: Merseyside

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

SRG is working with an award-winning, innovative company with a global reputation for the production of specialist dispersions. Building on 30 years of consistent growth, they are now looking to hire a Process Improvement Chemist to join their brand new manufacturing facility in Merseyside. The role will involve challenging norms, using data and applying technical knowledge to improve manufacturing processes. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone with significant experience of formulating and producing fluid dispersions (or similar) in a manufacturing environment, with operational knowledge of Lean Six-Sigma, DOE and statistical techniques for process improvement.

Benefits: Key technical role, working in a state-of-the-art facility, reporting to Technical Operations Manager. Potential to pursue further six-sigma qualifications, develop expertise and build team. 37 working hours, worked 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday with a 4pm finish on Fridays. 25 days holiday, increasing with length of service, plus 8 statutory days. Excellent pension scheme and annual discretionary bonus.

Role / Description

  • Coordinating with NPI, manufacturing and QC team to share and develop technical information relating to product manufacture

  • Conducting root cause, trend and gap analyses to highlight non-compliance and corrective actio

  • Utilising statistical techniques such as Gauge R&R, Process Control and Pareto analysis to identify and prioritise areas for improvement

  • Carrying out wet testing, lab analysis and Design of Experiment to better understand products, formulation and production parameter

  • Using data and Six-Sigma techniques to make recommendations and implement process improvements to deliver more robust and consistent manufacturing

  • Implementing pro-active controls/early warning systems to reduce failed batches

  • Monitoring current processes and controls, and any improvements, for effectiveness and continuous improvements


  • Minimum degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related OR equivalent relevant experience in industry

  • Significant, proven experience in the development and manufacture of dispersions, coatings, inks or similar products

  • Operational knowledge of Six-Sigma methodology and continuous improvement techniques

  • Able to conduct and interpret statistical analysis and Design of Experiments

  • Confident in challenging norms and communicating with personnel at all levels

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and organisation

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to Emma White at emma.white@srgtalent.com For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Emma on 0161 868 2222

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit www.srgtalent.com to view our other vacancies.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, manufacturing, process improvement, continuous improvement, process controls, process chemistry, six sigma, lean, statistical analysis, DoE, design of experiment, experimental design, dispersion, coatings, ink, paint, fluid, pigment, chemical, colour, printing, formulation, degree, masters, PhD, BSc, MSc, BEng, Meng, MChem

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  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: J35803
  • Updated: 30th March 2020
  • Expires: 17th April 2020


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