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NPI Chemist

Job Details
  • 5634
  • Luxfer MEL Technologies
  • Swinton, Greater Manchester
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • In region of £27,000 to £30,000 + generous bens. incl. bonus

New Product Introduction Chemist

Luxfer MEL Technologies is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of magnesium and zirconium based products and services to industries worldwide. Our high-value solutions help to improve people’s lives, keep them safer, and make their work more productive.

Zirconium chemicals are produced at our Swinton site from a range of raw materials and our lightweight magnesium alloys are machined or extruded to custom shapes and specifications to meet customer requirements. Our products are used in a variety of sectors including high performance, safety critical aerospace, defence, healthcare, oil and gas and Formula 1.

We are a forward-thinking business with approximately 300 employees across the UK and US, and you’ll be joining our head office based in Swinton, Greater Manchester.

The Package

  • Permanent contract, working 37 hours per week within Monday to Friday
  • Salary in the region of £27,000 to £30,000, level dependent on experience
  • Potential to earn annual bonus
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Option to participate in company share scheme
  • Free on-site parking

The Role – NPI Chemist

Reporting to the Technical Lead of the New Product Introduction team, as the NPI Chemist you will support the development of new products to secure new business opportunities, as well as new processes which are safe, reliable and cost effective via the New Product Development process.

You will be part of the wider dynamic Zirconium R&D team that aims to facilitate continuous growth of our technology and product portfolio as well as providing outstanding customer support and services, therefore previous relevant industrial experience is essential.

Specific duties will include:

  • Overseeing the scale-up of new products and processes from laboratory scale to pilot and full-scale production
  • Providing technical support to the Operations department to combat problems with existing products and processes
  • Contributing to the production of relevant NPD documentation such as FMEAs and control plans
  • Working on continuous improvement projects, such as cost saving
  • Assisting with the sourcing and commissioning of new pilot plant equipment
  • Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that new and existing products meet customer needs
  • Ensuring laboratory 5S standards are maintained

The New Product Introduction team support activities across both our UK and US manufacturing facilities, therefore some international travel may be required.

Our Requirements – NPI Chemist

  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years’ experience gained in a similar industrial setting, transferring technology from lab scale to pilot and full production scales
  • Degree level qualification in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with practical knowledge of Process Chemistry
  • Experience working on continuous improvement projects and following an NPD process
  • Experience in the preparation of inorganic materials and handling of hazardous materials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle and interpret data to prepare reports
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to manage own workload with good time management
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Flexibility with hours worked

How to Apply

As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. If you wish to request that your application be considered under the terms of our Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please explicitly state so in your CV and / or on an accompanying cover letter.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

All applications for this NPI Chemist vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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