Vacancy: Chemical Engineer
Job family_ Engineering
Johnson Matthey are currently recruiting for a Chemical engineer to work within a small multi-disciplinary team our new mini-plant facility in Cambridge. Experienced in process safety and technology transfer from lab to plant.
Johnson Matthey (‘JM’) is a global leader in sustainable technologies and many of the company’s products enhance the quality of life of millions through their beneficial impact on the environment, human health and wellbeing. We focus on key markets where we can innovate and improve solutions for our customers through applying our expertise in advanced materials and technology. We have operations in over 30 countries and employ over 14,000 people worldwide.
Working with the Chemistry Development Team to ensure the safe and robust transfer of lab-scale processes to batch mini-plant.
To provide engineering input/ advice into process scale-up
Carrying out process safety evaluations following development scale investigations in readiness for scale-up
Carrying out engineering calculations as required for process safety and equipment usage/ modification
Participation in hazard studies for chemical processes and equipment installation
Preparing and reviewing operating procedures for new mini-plant and associated equipment
Hands on laboratory-scale experimentation
Preparation and review of process documentation for catalyst and ligand manufacture
Hands on operation of mini-plant from 10L to 100L scale
Working with the Kilo-Lab team to develop new meso-scale continuous flow manufacturing processes.
Reporting to the Kilo Lab team leader working as a key member of a small multi-disciplinary team.
To other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
Qualifications/ knowledge/ experience
(Technical/ professional knowledge and skills competency)
High level of laboratory safety awareness
Strong practical understanding of chemical process safety
Familiarity with hands on chemistry in a pilot plant environment
Strong understanding of EHS considerations at pilot plant scale
Trained in HAZOP procedures
Proficient in Microsoft Visio and AutoCad
Demonstrates a strong interest in innovative processing methods
Proficient in preparing piping and instrumentation diagrams for new equipment and updating drawings for modifications to existing equipment
Experience of Kilo Lab operations would be an advantage
Hands on experience with calorimetry
Post-graduate experience with designing and building meso-scale continuous rigs is a plus
Experience in carrying out equipment modifications and installation of new equipment
How to apply_
Internal applicants should advise their line manager before applying. A full job description is available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online
Salary package_ Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits package
Opening date for applications_ 09 April 2020
Closing date for applications_ 08 May 2020
Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.