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Personnel Department

Witton Chemical Co Ltd

Southgate Avenue

Mildenhall

Suffolk

IP28 7AT

Tel 01638 716001

Or email your CV to us: careers@witton.com

Quality Control Analyst

The QC analyst uses a range of instrumental and classical analytical techniques to assess and control the production of polymers and fine chemicals on our multi-purpose batch processing plant.

Principle Accountabilities
  1. Ensure that the analytical requirements of the Company are met promptly and effectively at all times.
  2. Analysis of raw materials, in-process and finished product samples using a wide range of analytical techniques.
  3. To co-ordinate with other departments to ensure all necessary analysis has been carried out by the required time, and any necessary documentation can be produced in a timely manner as required.
  4. Maintain the QC Lab information system to provide batch traceability, document control, certificates of analysis and provide data for SPC/SQC analysis.
  5. To ensure that sample storage in the warehouse is kept up to date with respect to sample retention and storage, and that the QC area of warehouse is organised and kept tidy.
  6. Liaise with the production department concerning adjustments to batches following analysis, e.g. dilution, blending etc.
  7. Ensure that good standards of housekeeping in the laboratory are adhered to at all times
  8. Keep records of analysis and other information required under the ISO 9001 system.
  9. Carry out the calibration of all laboratory equipment according to the agreed schedule.
  10. Carry out maintenance of laboratory equipment where applicable
Qualification and Experience
  • Experience in the operation of HPLC and GC systems is essential, as is experience of working in an industrial laboratory.
  • A formal qualification in science, such as a degree or HND in chemistry would be an advantage.
  • Must be capable of working with minimal supervision, and will be required to give direction to plant operatives and guidance to plant managers.

Working Pattern — 12 hours shifts — rotating pattern of one week of 4 days (Monday to Thursday) followed by one week of 3 nights (Monday to Wednesday)

Salary Band is £25,000 to £35,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Process Operator

The main role is to operate multi-purpose reactors and ancillary equipment used for batch chemical manufacture and achieve the required production output while maintaining agreed standards of safety, quality and yield.

Principle Accountabilities
  1. Organise and carry out the manufacture of batches in accordance with the set written procedures.
  2. Report to the Team Leader as appropriate to ensure that any changes to production requirements are implemented and that any plant delays or problems are communicated.
  3. Organise and carry out the packing of non-bulk powders in accordance with the set procedures, in order to maintain Production requirements.
  4. Organise and carry out the packing of liquids to kegs, drums and IBC’s in accordance with the set procedures, in order to maintain Production requirements.
  5. Organise and carry out the acceptance and transfer from road tanker to storage vessel of liquid raw materials delivered in bulk in accordance with the set procedures.
  6. Organise and carry out the release and transfer of bulk finished product or waste from storage vessel to bulk road tanker in accordance with the set procedures.
  7. Liaison with the Team Leader to ensure that the fork lift truck requirements of the plant are met, i.e. to ensure that the Raw Materials / Intermediates required are available on the plant and that Finished Products are promptly transferred to the designated storage areas.
  8. Ensure that good standards of housekeeping on the Site are adhered to at all times
  9. Liaison with Production Management and Engineering to ensure that any equipment breakdowns are reported and rectified as rapidly as possible.
  10. Ensure that all paperwork associated with manufacture and packing of batches is completed correctly according to Company procedures.
  11. Ensure that all labelling requirements associated with manufacture and packing of batches is completed according to Company requirements.
Qualification and Experience
  • Must be literate, numerate, able to communicate clearly and follow both verbal and written instructions accurately and consistently.
  • A formal qualification in science (preferably chemistry), such as a GCSE, A Level, HND or BSc would be an advantage, although experience in a relevant manufacturing industry is fully acceptable. Full training will be given to all successful candidates.
  • Preferably some experience of the operational requirements of a manufacturing environment, or an ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of the key issues.
  • Preferably some knowledge of COSHH and the Health & Safety at Work Act.
  • Ability to operate, or be trained to operate a counterbalance forklift truck.

Working Pattern — 12 hours shifts — rotating pattern of one week of 4 days (Monday to Thursday) followed by one week of 3 nights (Monday to Wednesday)

Salary — Process Operator salary bands start at 20,000 for Grade 1 rising to 36,000 for Grade 4.

Please Note

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