Job Title: Senior Process Scientist

Salary: Salary Negotiable, Commensurate with experience

Location: Southern England

Reference: GYJ78919

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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