Analytical Chemist

Job Title: Analytical Chemist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Salary: Up to £25000.00 per annum
Start Date: March
Reference: J912292_1645087175
Contact Name: Johnathan Miller
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 17, 2022 08:39

Job Description

Analytical Chemist (ICP OES)


Based in Ellesmere Port

14 month Fixed Term Contract

Chemical industry

A successful manufacturing company based in Ellesmere Port are looking for an Analytical Chemist to join their team on a 14 month Fixed Term Contract basis. The company is investing in a brand new ICP Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) and are undergoing a project to invest €3m into the site across the next 4 years with a strong chance of this role going permanent in the future because of this.


Reporting to the Technical Manager, as an Analytical Chemist, you will assist the Senior Analytical Chemist in providing a comprehensive analytical service internally and on occasion for external companies. You will use ICP Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) to perform trace metal analysis and determine the chemical composition of metallic samples. Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Contributing to continuous method improvement and the introduction of new analytical methods for new products
  • Performing gas analysis using LECO methods, as well as sieve analysis of particle size
  • Adapting and developing sample and analysis records, ensuring both quality and traceability
  • Maintaining economical stock levels of reagents and consumables and managing the storage and safe disposal of hazardous substances and reagents
  • Ensuring that all analytical areas are well organised and maintained in a clean and tidy condition

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of 12 months experience working as an Analyst in an industry setting
  • Experience of ICP analysis would be advantageous although training will be given
  • The ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision, and as part of a team
  • Superb problem solving and organisation skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Confident, professional, and flexible with a 'can do' attitude
  • Although not essential, a degree gained within a relevant subject such as forensic / analytical science would be highly advantageous.

In addition to a salary of £25,000 you will receive 23 days annual leave which will increase with service to 25 days (remember the possibility of going permanent) as well as a flexible working pattern.

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