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  • Current vacancy:

    Analytical Lab Supervisor

    Reference No.: 50024693
    Location: Harlow, United Kingdom (Europe)

    Function: Analytical Lab Supervisor

    Superior Function: Central Analytical Manager (James Wedgbrow)

    Purpose of the Job:

    Coordinates technical work programs associated with multiple projects with responsibility for project management and delivery of technical objectives. Leads complex technical R&D projects. Has a detailed understanding in specific related technical areas and is able to both apply this knowledge effectively and bring new thinking to the organisation in these areas. Works closely with a team of technical staff and is expected to have contact with various colleagues internally and also have appropriate external contacts. Works closely with the Senior chemist to ensure smooth running of the Global analytical

    Main Accountabilities:

    - Act as joint lead responsible for Analytical Lab. Be the go to in the lab for work requests liaising with customers as necessary, provide technical insight to staff and customer, supervise staff.

    - Pro-actively identify, report on and improve safety related issues in the local laboratory area using available tools and systems.

    - Work with customers to solve technical problems related to chemistry, processing and applications of Companies’ products

    - Plan and execute analytical project work to develop application and knowledge.

    - Liaise with internal and external contacts as necessary to track and communicate service activity status.

    - Develop and maintain awareness in relevant technical fields.

    - Provide expert technical support to operations, R&D, sales, quality and regulatory as required.

    - Ensure that maintenance and calibration for all equipment is of a high standard.

    - To be responsible for the development of new analytical methods

    - Develop and grow junior staff by transferring knowledge and skills as appropriate.

    - Book in and allocate work, weekly, as required and needed within the team organisation

    - Helps facilitate the harmonisation and improvement plan of Head of Analytical.


    - Quality: Ensure that all requirements of Synthomer’s Quality Policies are met.

    - SHE: Carry out work in accordance with the Company’s Safety and QM System.

    - SHE Management System

    - Environmental policies

    - Finance and Credit Policies

    - Personnel Policies

    - Code of Conduct

    - Company Confidentiality


    Relevant technical degree (or equivalent, PhD preferred)

    Graduate or 5+ years relevant experience

    Supervisory experience, at least 2 years

    37.5 Hours per week - Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    To apply please send an up to date CV along with current role and why you wish to apply for this role to  – UKCareers@synthomer.com quoting reference 50024693


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