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Chemistry Technician

Merseyside, Port Sunlight
£25500 - £28304 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation - our global FMCG client (the powerhouse behind brands such as Persil, Surf, Comfort, Domestos and Cif) have an exciting opportunity for a Chemistry Technician to be based at our client's prestigious Research & Development Facility in Port Sunlight, Wirral.

This is a full time, temporary role until end December 2024, working 37.5 hours per week, paying between £25,500- £28,304 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.

We are inviting applications from candidates who have a degree in Chemistry or closely related subject to gain experience in a lab with a leading Global FMCG organisation.


As part of an ongoing initiative within the Port Sunlight R&D laboratories to improve efficiencies a new Operational Excellence Team has been created. The role of this team is to support the day-to-day activities of scientists working in our labs and pilot plants and to ensure a safe, efficient and well-maintained facility. The team will focus on the implementation of new and optimised processes with a view to driving continual improvement.

Job Purpose

The Operational Excellence Coordinator role provides a range of support services to the Port Sunlight R&D scientific and engineering community. As an ideal candidate, you'll have a sharp awareness of laboratory operational requirements to ensure maximum productivity and be skilled in laboratory processes, e.g. formulation, characterisation and performance testing etc. Additionally, you'll display a proven ability to follow protocols and processes for efficient operations in a laboratory environment.

Key skills/tasks

  • Maintain high laboratory standards with safety and housekeeping.
  • Deliver front line support to laboratory/pilot plant users regarding ways of working, set up of facilities and immediate needs/enquiries.
  • Stock management and ordering for raw materials and consumables
  • Ability to liaise with suppliers for raw materials
  • Co-ordination of equipment maintenance (using on site and 3rd party engineers)
  • Utilisation of key software for stock management, equipment booking and asset life cycle management
  • Provide relevant training to new laboratory users (including software training).
  • Deliver to point of use in laboratories raw materials and consumables as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with 3rd party service providers to ensure goods inwards are correctly logged on LIMs
  • Maintain raw material and equipment information dossiers e.g. SDS, COAs, equipment passports etc
  • Understanding of chemical inventory systems, chemical hazards and associated safety to ensure good data quality with LIMs
  • Safe handling of chemicals and dispensing from bulk batches as required.
  • Develop processes and procedures and recommend improvements.


  • Degree in Chemistry or closely related subject
  • Experience working as a laboratory/scientific facilities coordinator and/or pilot plant experience.
  • Working knowledge of management software programs, including LIMS
  • Exceptional organisational, time management and project tracking abilities
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proficient IT skills e.g. Microsoft tools (Excel, Word)
  • Understanding COSHH and working with general laboratory equipment.
  • Experience of handling chemicals.

At ManpowerUK we are dedicated to fostering a highly diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to reach their full potential. We are recognised as a Disability Confident Leader, affirming our commitment to helping individuals with disabilities secure and retain meaningful employment. To hear more about our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives - please visit our website.


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Manpower UK Ltd
C/O Unilever HPC
Port Sunlight
CH62 4ZD

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