Plant Technician

Full Time

Sterling Recruitment are delighted to be working with our fantastic client who are looking to add a number of Lab technicans to their team.

Duties of the role are but not limited to:
• To manufacture pellets for Applications & R&D Projects, from Proof-of-Concept testing and preparation, through to final product optimisation testing at scale.
• Reporting directly to the Principal Scientist, to fulfil the scheduled programme outlined by the Senior Systems Manager by performing pellet manufacture, as outlined in the DoE (Design of Experiments).
• To be able to operate all Lab Scale & Pilot Scale production equipment, including Pre-treatment equipment, such as milling devices and drying/curing technologies. A key understanding of how the operational technologies work and apply at scale is essential.
• To learn new and additional skills to expedite the production and testing of agglomerated pellets.
• Ensuring key equipment, spares and chemicals are available and maintained.
Job Specifics: –
• To provide basic physical and chemical analysis on the pellets manufactured and ensure results are updated onto Alchemy (LIMS).
• Maintain the cleanliness of the laboratories and pilot plant areas to ensure the accuracy of laboratory analytical equipment is effectively maintained through a calibration programme and maintenance programme.
• To support Senior Scientist and Scientists with data reviews and observations as needed.
• To provide clear communication of observations and learnings to allow the tracking of IP during the development process.
• To support the handling and organisation of Raw Materials and Binders to ensure materials are managed in a secure manner and maintained as per BSL’s Storage of Materials Procedures.
• Supporting the Technology Leadership Group (TLG) alongside external/customer site trials where appropriate.
• Undertake any other duties reasonably requested to support process operations.
• Always demonstrate the highest personal health and safety standards and work effectively with other team members to carry out the tasks safely and effectively.
• Maintain strict security of information relating to the business.
• Where relevant, as part of role, invitation to perform a lead function, such as: –

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
• Experience in industrial processing, operations, or laboratory testing
• Exposure to a wider range of industries welcome
• Background knowledge of science or manufacturing useful
• Innovative – ability to question and research a solution to a problem
• Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels within the company.
• Ability to positively influence those around them.
• Ability to work under their own initiative.
• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Ability to organise effectively and apply a methodical approach to work.
• Ability to work as part of an effective applications team and support others as required

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  • Salary £25,000 - £30,000
  • Location Middlesbrough
  • Hours 40
  • Deadline March 15, 2024
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