Process Chemist - Characterisation - Perm - WMidlands - £35-45k

West Midlands, England
GBP35000.00 - GBP45000 per annum + Benefits
Aug 26, 2016
Sep 23, 2016
Lewis Cox
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Process Chemist - Characterisation - Perm - WMidlands - £35-45k

A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Process Chemist to be part of a company that designs, develops and manufactures a range of solid propellant rocket motors for use in tactical missiles. Based in the West Midlands. You will be technically and operationally responsible for a wide range of safe processes to make explosive products used on site for the manufacture of solid rocket propellants


*Daily control of our energetic manufacturing processes.

*Liaison with other manufacturing / test areas, especially in the manufacture of propellant liquid.

*Process monitoring and analysis.

*Operating lab-scale processes and treatments

*Specialist waste acid handling and disposal

*Health, Safety and Environmental monitoring routines

Skills and Requirements:

*Educated to degree level in chemistry, with a number of years' experience in chemical process management.

*Possess a strong foundation in 'wet analytical' chemical techniques.

*A working knowledge of chemical safety and environmental impact is essential.

*Experience and Knowledge in:
oChemical processing using hazardous or toxic materials
oHandling of hazardous and sensitive materials such as explosives
oTechnical aspects relating to the properties of explosives and propellants
oOperation of plants on a pilot plant scale or production scale
oComputer control of safety critical manufacturing processes
oInventory management and test clearance of materials
oScheduling to make and provide products and services into other areas
oTechnical basis for operational and process safety
oEffective team-working and team leadership skills


You must be motivated, methodical and have an independent working style. Training as required, will be provided in the form of formal courses and on-the-job tuition.

The role will need flexibility of working hours and the ability to work under pressure to meet demanding deadlines, along with availability to work overtime to meet business needs.

Salary 35-45k - Permanent