Chemical Process Operative

Chemical Process Operative
  • £19,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Greater Manchester, England, UK Rochdale Greater Manchester UK OL16 5SJ
Job Ref: J35174
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Food & FMCG, Chemicals
Date Added: 13 March 2020
Chemical Process Operative required, based in Greater Manchester. Non-lab based role, working on plant in chemical processing. Chem grads welcome.

Chemical Process Operative required, based in Greater Manchester. Non-lab based role, working on plant in chemical processing. Company willing to hire a Chemistry graduate to train from scratch. Experienced Chemical Operatives will also be considered. Requiring a good work ethic and willingness to learn.

Title: Chemical Process Operative

Location: Greater Manchester

Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum

Term: Permanent

SRG is working with a successful manufacturer of hygiene chemicals, who are growing steadily and looking to expand the site in the near future. They are now looking to hire a Chemical Process Operative to join the production team on the plant floor, where you will be given full training in large scale chemical blending, charging chemicals into reactors and obtaining samples to provide to QC. The role is not lab-based but would be an excellent introduction into the chemical industry and good experience of real-world chemical manufacturing. Applications from Chemistry graduates are encouraged as well as experienced chemical operators.

Benefits: Permanent position in a well-established chemical company, full training and an opportunity to gain experience in the chemical manufacturing process. Future potential to work with other technical teams in the company, e.g. QC Lab. 40 hours per week, 8am-5.30pm, Mon- Fri. 20 days holiday (rising with length of service), plus 8 bank holidays and option to buy additional days. Pension scheme, free parking and annual pay reviews.

Role / Description

  • Manual chemical blending into tank/IBCs
  • Following batch production instructions for blending
  • Correct weighing of raw materials through accurate meter and instrument reading
  • Supplying batch samples to the QC Lab to obtain batch release
  • Packing chemicals into various containers and IBCs
  • Reporting production issues to senior staff as required


  • Degree in Chemistry (or similar) and interest in chemical manufacturing


  • Previous experience of processing chemicals in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to learn and good health & safety awareness

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 Emma on 0161 868 2222

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, graduate, manufacturing, blending, production, operator, operative, technician, process

12/04/2020 10:38:40
GBP 19000.00 19000.00
Contact Consultant:
Faye Allison

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