Day Chemist

  • 29/10/2019
  • £20,001 - £30,000
  • Ref.0408

On Line People Limited are currently looking for a Day Chemist to work for one of our major clients based in Scunthorpe. This is initially a contract position for approximately 6-12 months working from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

 PURPOSE OF JOB

The job holder will carry out a range of operational and technical duties within Analytical Services laboratories using instrumented and traditional wet chemistry methods.  The job includes the operation and calibration of a number of analytical instruments along with traditional chemical laboratory techniques. As part of this the ability to perform both routine and higher-level maintenance is also a requirement. The applicant will also be expected to ensure that instrument performance and availability target levels are attained.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Conduct routine analysis by approved techniques.
  • Assist in defining an analytical route for non-routine analysis and support plant trials and liaise with both internal and external customers.
  • All work will be undertaken in line with written procedures, National & International standards ensuring this is carried out in a safe, timely manner and to the highest standard.
  • Monitor and maintain spares and consumables stock levels.
  • Assist in creating and the reviewing of operational practices and safe working procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the main processes in an integrated steel works and how they can impact on chemical performance.

 

VISION/CONTEXT

The position exists to deliver chemical analysis of effluents, raw materials, finished products and lubricants to a range of customers.

The jobholder is responsible for discharging all aspects from maintaining sample integrity to QMS adherence to delivery of analytical results in a fast-paced technical area.

 

CONTACTS

Role reports to the Section Chemist, Central Labs

  • Senior Day Chemists/Day Chemists/Shift Chemists
  • Section Manager Analytical Chemistry
  • Plant contacts (Local)
  • External customers / external bodies (EA)

 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

The jobholder should hold a level 3 or higher-level qualification in Chemistry or other Physical Sciences, supplemented by good GCSE’s in English and Math’s. The job includes the use of chemicals, a number of cleaning agents, the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment along with some advanced computer work.  It involves working a full-time day schedule with flexibility for occasional cover for bank holiday/weekends / Christmas period working. All necessary training is provided.

 

DIMENSIONS

Part of a small (3) team providing some 3500 analytical reports per month on waters, effluents, raw materials, finished products and lubricants.