Process / Chemical Engineer

Careers Calendar Posted 25/04/2022
Location Horsforth, Leeds
Salary Based on Experience
Department Operations Team
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Our people are at the heart of our business and everything we do. Together, we help people create amazing personal care products by getting the ingredients right.

We are Stephenson, one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of solid format bases spanning soap, hair care and skincare and a unique range of sustainable ingredients. We have been working through generations to get the ingredients just right. Our heritage is important but it doesn’t define us.


We are a forward-thinking, innovative company, discreetly helping customers disrupt markets globally. Focussing on practical solutions to help our customers achieve their goals when it comes to their product development. We are a manufacturer that is passionate about people and the relationships they build. Working with some of the biggest names in our industry and having won two Queens Awards in the industry, our reputation for excellence throughout every stage of the process is exceptional.

Reporting to: Director of Supply Chain & Continuous Improvement

Department: Operations Team

Salary: Based on experience


About The Role

You will be a driver of improvement and executing projects to deliver both process and financial improvement in line with business objectives, whilst developing long-term relationships with other employees and stakeholders


Role Responsibilities

You will be working on both product development as well as improving, developing, and designing processes in the business in line with strategic goals. You will spend time on the shop floor to understand the products and plant as well as presenting to all levels of the business on projects. Some of the details include:


» Support the development of new products by taking the chemist’s lab formulations and seeing these through to industrial level.

» To liaise with the customer on performance, projects and technical activities associated with automated machinery

» Responsible for reviewing and improving production methods to maximise efficiency, quality, and yield.

» Using scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles to solve problems and improve processes.

» To ensure that permanent and effective corrective action is taken as a result of any quality, safety or production concern


About You

Are you a Process / Chemical Engineer looking for a challenge and an opportunity to advance your skills and your career in a great working environment? If you are a natural problem solver and facilitator of change, enthusiastic about staying competent with new technologies and industry's best practices, we have the perfect job for you!


We are looking for someone passionate to join our manufacturing business, to help us keep making a difference. The role is within the Process Team, and the successful candidate will relish the diversity of collaborating with multiple internal teams. You are a motivated Process / Chemical Engineer with an inquiring mind to join our team and take on responsibility for our process improvements


You will have great project management skills and understand the different engagement styles needed between presenting to the Leadership Team or working with our engineering teams… so it goes without saying that great communication skills are a must, and with an analytical mind, you’ll be able to digest data and reach conclusions!



Skills & Competencies

You will have a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and will also have process engineering and manufacturing development experience. You will have a flair for projects with the ability to work well within a project framework. You will have the ability to generate and present concise and accurate technical information to various stakeholders… so exceptional problem solving, verbal and written communication, presentation, and project management skills are essential! You will have the ability to identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities and be an analytical thinker with people skills!


An understanding and familiarity with health and safety regulations is a plus. We value Lean Sixth Sigma, so if you are a Green Belt that would be beneficial! But the most important part is culture fit. We are looking for someone with passion and drive, a self-starter that is excited by the prospect of joining a growing business with big ambitions!


Closing Date Friday 6th May 2022 - 4 pm

Please send CV’s to recruitment@stephensongroup.co.uk