Experienced Chemical Plant Operator
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Loughborough, England, GBR
4d ago

Job Title : Experienced Chemical Plant Operator

Requisition ID : 134128BR

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation.

As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Location / Division Specific Information

LCD Loughborough, SCS Value Stream

How will you make an impact?

Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering you an exciting opportunity to use your manufacturing knowledge and experience to produce products that enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

As an Experienced Chemical Plant Operator, working within a Chemical Manufacturing Team specialising in Distillation and Blending, you will play a major role in delivering chemicals to Pharma, Academia and other Industrial sectors.

Reporting to the Plant Team Leaders, you will :

What will you do?

  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with legislation and company procedures.
  • Carry out chemical manufacture, using automated and manual chemical reactors in a fast-paced chemical processing environment.
  • Participate fully in daily briefings and other meetings.
  • Assemble, competently use and dissemble plant equipment.
  • Monitor reaction progress using analytical techniques and take corrective actions to produce the batch within specification.
  • Take personal ownership of quality of work; complete documentation accurately.
  • Carry out routine safety inspections and quality checks including calibrations, daily and weekly checks of work area; start-up and shutdowns procedures.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the Plant and Equipment.
  • Use MRP and web-based systems for retrieving and recording information.
  • Plan own workload and take personal responsibility for key metrics.
  • Train / mentor more junior operators.
  • Assist with the daily planning and organisation of work, raw material and product handling.
  • As part of a team, participate in process reviews and improvements (operating procedures, COSHH assessments, risk assessments, HAZOPs etc.).
  • Be prepared to move between manufacturing areas, depending on resource requirements.
  • Embrace and participate in improvement projects (Practical Process Improvement).
  • Always perform your duties whilst acting in accordance with the Dignity at Work Policy, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.
  • How will you get here?

    Education / Competence

  • Ideally Chemical Manufacturing operational experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 5 GCSE grades A C (or equivalent) including Maths, English and a Science.
  • A’Level in Science subject or equivalent, advantageous.
  • Computer literate (word, excel, and web-based systems).
  • Experience / Skills and Abilities

  • Desire to work in a technical but hands-on role.
  • Demonstrates self-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic approach.
  • Displays ambition and attributes to progress within the business.
  • Basic knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations, applicable to Manufacturing.
  • Must be able to work on own initiative but also able to be part of the team.
  • Able to communicate clearly on both written and verbal basis.
  • Have excellent attention to detail.
  • Good organisational and time keeping skills
  • Willing to work variable shifts if required. Currently only day shift required, but shift pattern is subject to change as the business grows.
  • Role requires FLT usage (full training provided)
  • At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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