Senior Process Scientist

Northern Hampshire

Job summary

Harrison Scott Associates
Salary Negotiable, Commensurate with experience
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Reports to the Technical Services Manager.


Job Purpose: 


· To identify, design and implement improvements to existing processes which will enhance operational productivity, product quality, production efficiency and legal compliance.


· Divide time in carrying out project orientated work as well as internal requirements of the Technical Services Department. 


· Support the Technical Services Manager in technical projects and the management of resources. 


· Use extensive Problem-Solving knowledge & tools to resolve problems including customer complaints. 


· Ensure compliance with COSHH regulations by advising on and writing of specialist COSHH risk assessments. 


· Coordinate and conduct routine analysis of effluent waste samples to meet ISO 14001 and TSD product quality to meet ISO 9001 as and when required. 


· Coordinate and conduct regular and non-routine work requests to provide technical support to all Departments including QC on finished products, QA on incoming materials, Engineering and Operations support. 


Key Responsibilities: 


· Act as a deputy to the Technical Services Manager in times of absence by leading the section in meeting the business demands, prioritising and allocating work requests to the Scientists. 


· Help plan and execute technical projects to time and within budget.


· Provide effective technical services in relation to product and process related issues to enable Production to achieve best quality.


· Measure and improve process capability and work towards BAT wherever possible. 


· Support the Technical Services Manager to ensure staff are trained, motivated and providing a high quality and effective service. 


· Improve and optimise Mill processes for both product and process related projects. 


· Carry out technical visits to customers and suppliers. 

· Work across the supplier / customer supply chains to optimise/ develop resolutions to product and process improvement. 


· Ensure effective time management so that a balance between projects and internal Technical Services Department requirements is maintained. 


· Lead cross functional teams in technical projects. 


· Liaise closely with external stakeholders to manage new products and processes. 


· Collaborate with colleagues outside of sphere of own remit and share best practice. 


· Ensure compliance with COSHH regulations specifically by carrying out specialist Risk Assessments on laboratory and Operations activities. 


· Monitor, calibrate and maintain scientific equipment and arrange for dditional maintenance and adjustment when required by on-site maintenance or external suppliers, ensuring all standards are in-line with the required quality management systems.


 · Conduct atmospheric monitoring on site to a set schedule to support the site COSHH requirements. 


· Resolve routine and non-routine problems and queries including customer complaints using approved problem solving techniques as and when required. 


· Carry out scientific procedures to a high standard, including, but not limited to, the analysis of effluent waters, finished products and incoming (raw) materials as and when required. 


· Conduct routine analysis of effluent waste samples, as required by the Environment Agency, and TSD product quality as and when required. 


· Diligently record results and notify the appropriate personnel of results which fall outside defined limits, e.g. specifications, CoA. 


· Carry out administrative tasks including, but not limited to, ordering of chemicals and consumables. 


Skills, Qualifications and Experience: 


· A good understanding of complex papermaking / manufacturing processes. 


· Education to Degree level preferred, ideally as a Chemist or other scientific disciplines with strong chemistry acumen. 


· Good degree of computer literacy, specifically in relation to standard Microsoft Packages. 


· Laboratory experience is essential. 


· Experience of working within a manufacturing environment essential.


· Experience of commercial project management and problem solving would be desirable. 


· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (including technical report writing skills).


· Ability to work within a team environment. 


· Willingness to travel within the UK and abroad. 


· High degree of flexibility will be advantageous to support projects, trials and problem solving. 


Benefits include:


Pension, Private Medical Insurance.  

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