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Shift Analytical Chemist

Part of INEOS, INOVYN is Europe's leading producer of vinyls and in the top three worldwide.  With an annual turnover of €3.1 billion, INOVYN has circa 4,200 employees and chemical manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in 8 countries across Europe.

INOVYN’s portfolio consists of an extensive range of class-leading products arranged across General Purpose Vinyls; Specialty Vinyls; Organic Chlorine Derivatives; Chlor Alkali; Hydrogen and Vinyls Technologies.  INOVYN's annual commercial production volume is circa 10 milliontonnes.  See and  for more details.

Main role purpose:

The post holder provides analytical services and technical advice to meet SHE, operational and commercial requirements.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to the shift manager and/or plant management by analysing unscheduled samples using prescribed or modified methods to enable SHE, production or commercial problems to be resolved.
  • Validate and report analytical results, taking appropriate action to address any anomalies, to ensure all business decisions are based on robust data.
  • Maintain and calibrate analytical instruments to the agreed schedule, including rectifying routine problems as they arise, to ensure business decisions are based on robust data.
  • Provide an on or off-site monitoring service during incidents and emergencies to help minimise the impact of such events.
  • Train new laboratory staff and process operators in the use of analytical procedures to improve their basic understanding and technical capability.

Key skills and knowledge required:

  • HND/Degree in Chemistry with a minimum of 10 years experience of chlor-alkali products and processes.
  • Extensive analytical experience, preferably with some as a shift analyst supporting major assets.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to handle interaction with members of the public.
  • High level of SHE awareness.
  • Computer literate.

INOVYN is a company of INEOS.  INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It comprises 34 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 183 sites in 26 countries throughout the world.

This is a direct Company recruitment.  We will not accept applications via employment agencies

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