Day Chemist

At CF Fertilisers UK Ltd, we produce market-leading premier fertilisers that farmers rely on to optimise crop performance and yields. As well as being the leading supplier of Nitrogen, manufacturing Ammonium Nitrate and True Granular Compound Fertiliser, we also provide process chemicals and utilities.

The role of a Day Chemist at CF is to provide analytical data for process and product control to meet legal and quality assurance requirements; analysis of plant process samples, sample collection on plant, communication of sample results to plant/customers, basic equipment maintenance and performance checks to ensure accuracy of measurement.

This position is ideal for someone with experience in a Chemist role, ideally from a manufacturing background.

This is a day role working Monday to Friday, 0800-1600.

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In this role you will be accountable for...

  • Ensure all analytical work is carried out in accordance with operating procedures and quality standards. 
  • Prioritise and ensure the completion of a changing analytical work load in order to meet the demands of internal and external customers. 
  • Carry out, validate and report analyses for the site operations in order to prevent unsafe situations arising or incorrect data being passed to a third party, which has the potential for major impact on site operations or customers. 
  • Provide process chemistry and technical knowledge to advise the production areas in the interpretation of laboratory data. 
  • Initiate and carry out trouble-shooting, repair and calibration of a wide range of technical equipment, within the central laboratory and plant laboratories to ensure a reliable service.
  • Implement improvements to systems and measurement techniques to continually enhance the measurement resource of the businesses.
  • Train and validate less experienced staff, measurement technicians and process technicians to achieve the required level of competency in analytical techniques. 
  • Deal with and resolve queries on analytical results that may come from production areas or customers for their product to satisfy business requirements. 
  • Perform all work to required safety standards to prevent accidents and personal injury. 
  • Report and action non‑conformances/deficiencies in systems of work or in the work place to improve effectiveness of the laboratory.

The skills, qualifications and experience you will have...

  • A-Level Chemistry and/or HNC in Chemistry essential
  • Significant relevant experience in a similar role
  • Conversant with a large number of analytical methods  and display a high degree of competence in a wide range of analytical techniques including GC, IC & ICP.
  • Demonstrate a high level of individual integrity, as errors in results can have dramatic consequences in safety and financial terms to the Company and its customers.
  • Have the ability to understand, learn and implement the new technology.
  • Must be ready to embrace change and continual improvement.
  • Full driving license and a flexible approach to working hours with the potential to cover the Shift chemist role

In return we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous holidays
  • Excellent bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme coupled with life assurance
  • Private health insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and career development

Closing date: 30th July

At CF our values are the foundation of everything we do, guiding us to work safely, efficiently, collaboratively and with an eye toward the future. We need dedicated and driven people who are committed to getting it right, doing it well, executing as a team and taking a long term view with a never-ending desire to learn, improve and contribute. Join our diverse and talented team and you’ll enjoy opportunities to really take your career places.

Please advise the Recruitment team should you require any reasonable adjustments to take part in the recruitment process, so that we can remove any barriers during the process.