QC Chemist

Location: Halifax site (Novecare) Posted Date: May 18, 2018
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Employer Job Id: GBU005827 Careermine Job Id: 1541661
Job Description:

Location: Halifax, England, United Kingdom
Employer ID: GBU005827

[Company] is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Novecare develops leading edge technologies that affect the behavior of fluids to give them cleansing, softening, moisturizing, hydrating, gelling, texturizing, penetrating or dispersing properties. Its products are found in shampoos, detergents, paints, lubricants, plant protection, mining and oil extraction.

Job Overview and Responsibilites


Operating with demanding Quality Standards, the role is working within a manufacturing environment to provide an analytical service to the site to determine that finished products meet customer requirements and advise on adjustments for non-conforming products required to improve first time pass rates. To assist with analysis of new processes. To maintain analytical equipment on a ‘first response' basis and perform equipment calibration and maintain records.


  • To ensure that all laboratory work is carried out with due regard to Health, Safety & Environment guidelines.
  • To ensure that raw material, intermediates and finished products are tested as required by the site Quality system.
  • To ensure that samples of intermediates and finished products are retained and recorded as required.
  • To ensure that correct records of all analytical results are retained.
  • To give instructions to Operators during batch processing based on analytical results
  • To help develop new analytical techniques and adapt techniques from other [Company] entities to allow analysis of products on Halifax equipment.
  • To maintain specialist analytical equipment, (HPLC,GC, IC and related technical computer equipment)
  • To carry out on the job training of Shift Operators in the techniques used for in-process testing.
  • To input analysis data into LIMs and SAP as required
  • To carry out any other reasonable request.


You will have good numerical and problem solving skills, able to develop analytical methods that satisfy internal, customer and legislatory requirements along with meticulous attention to detail . Good time management and flexibility are vital in reacting to immediate production issues while also satisfying longer term project work. Excellent communication skills are required.

Additional Information

Hours of work are on a rota basis ;

Early Days are 06:30 to 14:30

Late Days are 14:00 to 22:00

There is a requirement to work one Saturday per month

As a minimum you will be qualified to degree level, with 3-5 years experience . Appropriate post graduate qualification may be advantageous.


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