Process Engineer

  • Location:

    Liverpool, Merseyside

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  • Salary:

    £40 - £42.50 per hour

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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This is a contract role suitable for a plant-focused process development chemist or a process engineer experienced in synthetic reaction chemistry.

Role Summary:

* Assist with the development and improvement of robust chemical batch manufacturing processes.
* Responsible for preparing Technology Transfer packages for new product introductions plants or Tollers then monitoring and supporting commissioning. Supports the introduction of new processes to the Kirkby plant.
* Identifies critical-to-quality processing steps and works with plant personnel to define best practice enabling recipe development using the Siemens DCS system.
* Improve throughput by eliminating testing from processes which are shown to be robust. Recommends addition of QC steps where timely adjustment can prevent rework.
* Defines correction routines, standard DCS recipe-steps for the correction of off-spec or non-conforming batches.
* Uses Organic Chemistry expertise to address production problems.
* Interfacing with SMEs and Production Operators alike to ensure that we deliver what we designed.
* Special projects as assigned.
* Any other duties as required

* Higher Education in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering discipline
* Experience of batch recipe development using DCS
* Experience of chemical synthesis within a manufacturing environment.
* Experience in troubleshooting Manufacturing processes
* Experience in chemical process development
* Knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry and analytical techniques
* Knowledge of scale-up and large-scale batch processing
* Knowledge of chemical process safety
* Excellent communication skills; able to interact with senior managers and plant operators.

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