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Process Engineer

Undisclosed Company
Port Sunlight, Merseyside
£29719 - £33021 per annum
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Engineering, Scientific
Job Type

We are currently seeking an interim Process Engineer, to work with our global FMCG client, renowned for brands such as Dove, Sure, Persil, and Simple, and become an integral part of their fast-paced FMCG environment.

The position is based at our client's scientific Research & Development facility in Port Sunlight Village, Wirral easily accessible by train and car. This is a full-time temporary role for 12 months requiring 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Compensation for this role is competitive, paying up to £33,021 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience.

Our client is a global consumer goods company which owns brands like Dove, Vaseline, Axe Magnum, TRESemme, Domestos, Lux and Toni&Guy. They are developing their brands for people's lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - aiming to make sustainable living commonplace.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Assisting with R&D activities related to the cost-effective implementation of Innovation, Renovation, Line Extension and/or Cost Optimizations projects
  • Perform general Pilot Plant duties; equipment setup, batching, filling, clean-up and equipment maintenance. Produce product for consumer and stability studies.
  • Following and understanding new product and technologies. Ensure robust process design within manufacturing capability. This includes frequent batch manufacture, product quality measurement and results analysis.
  • Write process specifications and implement processes at facilities. Planning, coordinating and implementing factory trials of new products under his/her responsibility
  • Deployment of Process designs to enable increased capability, flexibility and efficiency in factories.
  • 6Troubleshoot existing proesses and product-related issues at manufacturers.
  • Play an active role in leading and contributing to the Processing Strategy and other category activities.
  • Work closely with other functions, such as marketing and supply chain, to create, develop and deliver new products and innovations.
  • Work and communicate effectively with different departments and functions to deliver against the project network timings and identify and manage risks.


  • Degree qualified or equivalent, preferably in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering or similar
  • Quick to learn, able to collaborate and share findings with the wider teams
  • A creative, logical and analytical mind to generate innovative design solutions to technical design problems.
  • Ability to respond quickly to change in prioritizes.
  • You will need to be self-motivated with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willing to work Pilot plan operations where there will be an element of manual handling within the role
  • Able to see the big picture and connect projects from different countries and brands to drive simplification and gross margin improvement opportunities.
  • A passion for success is a must. Detail orientated and able to support with multiple projects.

  • Port Sunlight working environment:

    • Free onsite parking
    • Staff shop discounted products
    • Working in state-of-the-art laboratory and pilot plant facilities
    • Free parking onsite
    • 5 mins walk to train station serving Liverpool & Chester
    • 20-minute drive from Liverpool city centre/30-minutes drive from Chester
    • Disabled parking
    • In the heart of picturesque Port Sunlight village
    • There are also several site clubs available to join covering a range of topics including Book Club, Running, Choir, Pool, Genealogy and much more.
    • The sites have three catering outlets which provide a range of hot and cold food and drinks daily.
    • In addition there are a range of vending machines and cold water dispensers around the site accessible throughout the day.

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