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Snr 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 to the INOVYN manufacturing assets at Runcorn Site in support of the production, commercial and SHE requirements of the business.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Define and deliver a variety of safe and reliable process, product and environmental analytical investigations.
  • Critically assess measurements undertaken in the laboratory, or on the plant, and take action to address anomalies to ensure business decisions are based on robust data.
  • Develop, trial, and validate new analytical methods to resolve problems and improve the overall technical capability of the business.
  • Develop and sustain analytical science knowledge and use this knowledge to advise SHE, production and commercial managers.
  • Supervise the day-to-day work of trainee analysts and students to safely meet current analysis requirements.

Key skills & experience required:

  • HND in chemistry with at least ten years of practical experience, or a chemistry degree/MSc in Analytical Chemistry with 5 years of experience.

  • Technical awareness of chlorvinyls production processes.

  • Specific experience and in-depth knowledge of at least one production or technical area.

  • Working knowledge of a wide range of analytical chemistry techniques appropriate to INOVYN, with expertise in at least one.

  • Good interpersonal/communication skills.

  • Project management experience. 

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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