Job Vacancy – Technical Operator (5 crew) NP4
A family owned company located in West Bromwich in the West Midlands. We are specialists in organo-sulfur synthesis and high pressure hydrogenation supplying organic chemistry services to a global market in quantities from grams to multi-tonnes. We manufacture intermediates for the Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical and Speciality Chemical industries as well as many others and our team of chemists are experts in custom synthesis, contract manufacture and process optimisation.
We have a vacancy for a Technical Operator working a continuous 5 shift system, with potential to work anywhere in Cell 1 or 2. The position works on the 5-shift system working 2 days/2 nights/4 off shift pattern. Each working shift is 12 hours. Day shifts are 06:00 – 18:00, night shifts are 18:00 – 06:00. This pattern includes weekends and most bank holidays with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Every 8 week rotation there is an 18 day break with one day allocated to training. There is a 1 hour paid break during each 12 hour shift. The salary for this position is £27,888 (which includes a shift premium).
This position will be working on a manufacturing plant involved in producing chemicals from simple one stage processes to complex multi stage ones. The position will require undertaking distillations, separations, transfers, filtrations, gas addition and powder handling. The use of vacuum systems, Nitrogen and control panels will be required as will flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing processes.
You will be an experienced process operative ideally coming from a chemical manufacturing environment. You should have an excellent attitude towards health and safety and be familiar with COSHH and risk assessments. You should ideally have completed an IOSH Working Safely qualification. It would be beneficial for you to hold a current counter balance fork lift truck licence.
You should possess at least GCSEs at grade ‘C’ or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English. A relevant vocational qualification at Level 2 or above would be advantageous. Candidates should be prepared to complete a Maths and English competency assessment.