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QC Analyst

£30,000 to £33,000
Job Type
28 Jul 2022

QC Analyst - Specialty Chemicals - Cumbruia

Purpose of Role:

To work unsupervised and analyse raw material and final product samples submitted by the Operations or Technical department.

Role specific responsibilities:

  • Perform testing on finished goods samples, in-process samples, wastewater samples, solid waste, and other miscellaneous samples in support on the site manufacturing operations.
  • Analysis of samples including receiving samples and identifying the appropriate test to be performed
  • Comfortable analyzing samples using various instruments and wet chemical analysis techniques as detailed in approved and validated test methods.
  • Perform routine maintenance on lab equipment and checking/ordering of lab supplies as assigned.
  • Properly report evaluation and reporting of analytical results in a reasonable amount of time is an integral part of the sample analysis process.


  • To carry out all analysis as required by the department, using all available techniques.
  • To carry out training of other staff where required.
  • To carry out where possible any fault-finding with instruments.
  • To ensure that all relevant documentation is adhered to.
  • To ensure that all maintenance schedules are maintained with the various contract houses.
  • To work with Development Chemists on new processes.
  • To supervise any staff as required.
  • To maintain the COSHH assessments for the department.
  • To undertake any training as required by the department.

Business Improvement:

  • Active participation in continuous improvement and other lean manufacturing initiatives
  • Participation in problem solving
  • To take responsibility for own learning and development in the spirit of continuous improvement of both self and the business
  • To assist in the training, mentoring and assessment of other team members
  • To exercise autonomy and judgment subject to overall direction or guidance

Specific Role Requirements:

Education & Qualifications:

  • HNC/HND or BSc in Chemistry
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office

Experience: (industry and job specific)

  • At least 2 years chemical manufacturing experience desired
  • Relevant experience of GC/HPLC and wet chemistry testing
  • Some experience of statistical process control desired

Knowledge & Skills: (incl. specific training requirements)

  • Must be competent to work unsupervised on any technique.
  • Must be a good communicator and capable of dealing with people both on and off site.
  • Must demonstrate initiative.
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  • Job Reference: 670335884-2
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Adepto Technical Recruitment Consultancy
  • Location: Cumbria
  • Salary: £30,000 to £33,000
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent