Process Development Chemist

Process Development Chemist
  • £28,500 - £35,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Merseyside, England, UK WA10 3NS Merseyside UK WA10 3NS
Job Ref: J2158848
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 03 February 2021
Process Development Chemist required, based in Merseyside. Requiring a degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering & manufacturing process experience.

Process Development Chemist required, based in Merseyside. Requiring a (minimum) degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and ideally some industrial experience of supporting chemical batch manufacturing processes on plant. Knowledge or qualifications in Lean Six-Sigma beneficial.

Title: Process Development Chemist

Location: Merseyside

Salary: £28,500 - £35,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

SRG is working with a well-respected chemicals & materials manufacturer, who have a real focus on sustainability and innovation. Building on 40 years of consistent growth, they are now looking to hire a Process Development Chemist to join the team. Based predominantly in Merseyside, this role will also include travel to sites across Europe and Asia, supporting the development and optimisation of chemical manufacturing processes as well as providing technical support and troubleshooting. It would be fantastic opportunity for a degree-qualified Chemist or Chemical Engineer, who has experience of process development or support in a manufacturing environment. Any understanding of Lean Six Sigma methodology would be highly advantageous.

Benefits: Key technical role, working as part of a small team and involving travel to European and Asian manufacturing sites (~30% of the time). Training provided. Standard working hours: 40 hours/ week, 8.30am - 5pm, Mon-Fri, with flexibility required when travelling. Other benefits include an annual bonus, enhanced pension scheme, private health cover, on-site gym and staff canteen.

Role / Description

  • Developing new processes for manufacturing, application and curing of binding agents on component materials
  • Optimising the current processes to reduce manufacturing costs, improve product quality, and enhance efficiency
  • Running manufacturing trials, analysing and reporting on results of trials with statistical analysis
  • Implementing developments and improvements across all plants as necessary
  • Reporting and presenting on process performance (KPIs) and new process developments across all plants
  • Supporting the development of new product technologies, with occasional lab work to test physical properties of raw materials
  • Investigating and troubleshooting issues which arise with manufacturing, application or curing processes
  • Supporting new plant construction, upgrades or modifications as needed with technical input


  • Minimum degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or closely related
  • Industrial experience involving process development or providing technical support in a chemical manufacturing/plant environment
  • Operational knowledge/understanding or qualifications in Lean Six-Sigma highly advantageous
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Willing and able to travel

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Faye on 0161 868 2218. If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

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Keywords: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, chemical, manufacturing, process development, process optimisation, process improvement, continuous improvement, process controls, process chemistry, six sigma, lean, white belt, yellow belt, statistical analysis, DoE, design of experiment, experimental design, dispersion, degree, masters, PhD, BSc, MSc, BEng, Meng, MChem

05/03/2021 20:21:38
GBP 28500 35000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Faye Allison

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