Working in the AAA, Analytical & Process Development (A4&PD) team of Manufacturing Technology promises to be very exciting. We work closely with the Technology, Manufacturing, and Procurement to deliver projects in strategic areas such as supply security, process improvement & consistency, and product quality. This position reports to the Manufacturing Technology Manager – A4&PD and it’s for the Analytical and PAT area. The key responsibilities include the application of PAT to process, product development and to existing process, the analysis of the PAT and quality assurance data by using statistical package to extract maximum chemical information from such data. It’s expected that the colleague will act as an analytical proactive consultant to internal customers to help them to select and use the most effective tool to extract chemical and process knowledge.
Key Outputs: What we can expect from you
- To promote and support the use of PAT as a standard approach to gain chemical knowledge when doing laboratory work
- To keep developing the in house PAT capabilities
- Contribute to the improvement of existing process and to the adoption of a digitalized approach in the way we perform technical works
- Contribute to the fundamental understanding of existing products and processes
- To improve efficiency in existing analytical methods and their application to new products.
- Manage external relationships with: Suppliers, equipment manufacturers, universities, etc.
- To aid in the development of sound analytical alternatives to existing analytical methods and act as an analytical consultant to internal and external customers.
- Interface with Technology and the plants to improve processes
What skills will you gain from this role?
Through exposure through working in MFT, you will learn about Manufacturing and Technology’s needs and develop relationships and influencing skills. You will participate in, and in some cases, lead global projects. You will practice project management skills, colleague supervision, and coaching. You will gain an understanding of how new technologies and knowledge are translated from the lab to commercial operations. You will also learn how to do applied research and process development in an industrial context.
A successful candidate is likely to have:
University degree in Chemistry, preferably in Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering. Further qualifications, e.g. a relevant Ph.D. or working experience, beyond degree level is desirable. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a good theoretical and working knowledge of analytical chemistry, most interestingly spectroscopy such as FTIR and / or chromatography, supported by an adequate knowledge of statistics and experience in the most common office software packages (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, etc). Good process and chemistry background (preferably, but not exclusively in the organic and polymer fields), as well as knowledge of statistical methodologies are also desired. Knowledge of foreign languages.
- Ability to search and use existing knowledge where applicable
- Teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential to this position
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, balancing priorities and making independent and timely decisions
- Manufacturing plant experience is desirable but not essential
- Project management and leadership experience would be an advantage