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Process Engineer

Job Details
  • 4767
  • Luxfer MEL Technologies
  • Swinton (Greater Manchester)
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary in the region of £32,000 to £40,000 + attractive benefits

Process Engineer (Materials / Chemicals)

Play a key role in designing, optimising, and improving fine inorganic processes and systems to enable current and new products to be manufactured safely, efficiently and cost effectively.

Our Company

Luxfer MEL Technologies is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of Magnesium and Zirconium based products and services to technology industries worldwide. We have approximately 300 employees across the UK & US.

Zirconium chemicals are produced at the Manchester & Flemington NJ sites from a range of raw materials to service multiple niche markets including, automotive, refinery, biomass, coatings, pharmaceutical and military / defence. Our lightweight magnesium alloys are machined or extruded to custom shapes and specifications to meet our customer requirements, and are used in high performance, safety critical aerospace, defence, healthcare, oil and gas and Formula 1.

The Role – Process Engineer

Predominantly working within the Zirconium chemicals arena, your time will be spent both in the office and on the plant, liaising with our operational team and Engineers. You will play a key role in supporting the operation, asset management and capital project execution across the Swinton (Greater Manchester) site.

Your duties will include:

  • Specifying, developing, and analysing processes and equipment to support and implement continuous improvement across site
  • Supporting large and small capital expenditure projects from concept to commissioning
  • Participating in design reviews, hazard studies and root cause analysis to ensure processes are safe and to identify areas of improvement
  • Updating and reviewing engineering documents such as piping and instrumentation diagrams, process flow diagrams and equipment data sheets
  • Producing chemical engineering calculations, including mass and energy balances and fluid flow
  • Developing technical solutions and communicating proposals in well-presented reports
  • Providing technical and troubleshooting support to the operations and maintenance team
  • Supporting and providing process engineering expertise to environmental initiatives across site
  • Working closely with the technical team to support new product development and the rapid scale up of new products

Our Requirements – Process Engineer

  • Degree level qualification in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a process engineer within the chemical industry or similar
  • Experience in producing technical documents and proposals
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • IT savvy, with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

The Package

You will be part of a well-established, ambitious international business, where you will be supported to develop in your role with your efforts and performance noticed and rewarded.

You will benefit from:

  • Permanent contract, working 37 hours per week
  • Salary in the region of £32,000 to £40,000, with the level dependent on experience
  • Have the potential to earn an annual bonus
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Opportunity to participate in the company share option scheme

All applications for this Process Engineer role are to be submitted online.

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