Reference : 573620

Development Chemist

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 11/04/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile? Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Development Chemist opportunity based in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

What impact will you have in this role?

This role is working with Weber where you will be responsible for testing, improving and managing new product development but with the ability to cost save and provide the best quality.

As a Development Chemist, you will be a valued member of the Research & Development team, supporting the production of quality products in a safe and efficient manner having technical expertise in multiple product areas, managing cross-functional projects to the stage gate process.

This will include;
• Being responsible for managing projects to develop new products and adjust products currently on the market 
• Maintaining up to date knowledge of current raw materials and ensures that products comply with current legislation
• Liaising with Operations to determine the most effective manufacturing process for products
• Being a technical consultant for raw materials and finished products for other departments, advising on technical issues and providing raw material & product awareness training for the staff when required.

What kind of person are we looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?

In order to be successful in this role, you must;

• Is able to communicate technical information clearly at all levels of the business. Someone who is self-motivated, thinks analytically and can problem solve. We need someone who is creative can work as part of a team, is proactive and critical
• A Master of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Physics
• Some understanding of Cement Chemistry would be advantageous but is not essential
• Industry experience preferred, especially in a formulating role but is not a must

We also offer some fantastic benefits, including;

• Competitive Salary and Bonus up to 6%
• Excellent Retirement Savings Plan with additional Life Cover increasing employer contributions with service
• Employee Recognition Scheme – Recognise & Reward
• Learning & development opportunities via our online portal from day one
• 33 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), rising to 34 days at five years’ service
• Staff discounts on all UK Saint-Gobain brands!
• Share Scheme

Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: Saint Gobain Insulation, Celotex, Isover, Saint Gobain Abrasives, British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with Weber, this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.


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