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Chemical Production Manager

Reading, Berkshire   •  £35000 - £40000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

CK Group are recruiting for a Chemical Production Manager to join a chemical manufacturing company at their site based in Reading on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company:
Our client manufactures a range of both organic and inorganic specialty chemicals and exports them worldwide. Their manufacturing site operates on a 100,000kg scale and the company prides themselves on the work they do. They now have a requirement for a Chemical Production Manager who will lead the production team, liaise with the lab, and oversee scale-up amongst other responsibilities. The company offers a salary of circa £35,000-£40,000 depending on experience, as well as 25 days holiday + bank holidays. Hours are 9am-5pm and you will have 11 direct reports in this role. Please note this is a broad role in which you will wear many hats - further details are below.

The Chemical Production Manager will be based at the company's site in Reading.

Your main duties will be to:

  • Oversee day to day running of the factory & production whilst managing Factory Shift Supervisors in collaboration with the MD and Technical Manager
  • Optimise production by creatively analysing processes, including devising and implementing new processes & technology
  • Oversee factory maintenance within budget & given timelines
  • Be responsible for ensuring that all Health and Safety measures are carried out appropriately and liaise with HSE and the EA when required
  • Administer the scale up from laboratory to industrial sized processes and streamline production
  • Research, develop and administer new products from lab to commercialisation
  • Execute & close engineering and chemical projects within agreed budgets and deadlines
  • Offer technical support to customers

Your Background:
The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in chemistry or chemical engineering (preferred)
  • Industry-based experience of leading production with a chemical manufacturer - essential
  • Experience of managing direct reports - essential
  • Familiarity with ISO9001 and 14001
  • Experience of costing and implementing engineering projects
  • Experience of scale up
  • 'Can do' attitude and happy with a range of responsibilities

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 54924 in all correspondence.

You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: CK Group
  • Reference: 54924
  • Posted: 12th January 2023
  • Expires: 9th February 2023

CK Group

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