Plant Chemist – 24 month Fixed Term Contract

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Plant Chemist - 24 month Fixed Term Contract

  • Post Date:23rd July 2021
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Job Description



  • This is a Fixed Term Contract role with a 24 month duration**

Ensures safe, smooth and efficient operations. Focus on daily support of operations, operations troubleshooting, and operations optimization.

Coordinates activities with management and engineers to review projects, objectives, timelines, project tasks, and ensuring communications within the plant; projects are small in scope, handles daily problems, and may design smaller scale capital projects.

Roles And Responsibilities

Responsible Operations Liaison

Responsible for daily interaction with operators, supervisors, QA lab, R&D lab and management for production support

Ensuring a professional and healthy teamwork culture exists in the production team

Leads on-going improvements in operations, processes, equipment, and related areas

Develops and reviews a variety of reports and documents, and adjusts equipment or activities as needed.

Utilize understanding of unit and plant economic drivers to effectively drive daily optimization of processes.

Helps plan and organize the daily production activities and project implementation.

Become an expert on the production process and operating philosophy of the equipment.

Responsible batch ticket reviews, system and formula feed backs (SFFB) and plant alternate formulas maintenance where appropriate related to manufacturing.

Responsible for the new formula introduction process for general product transfers and similar technologies to the plant.

Responsible for the new formula introduction process for general product transfers and similar technologies into the Plant.

Manufacturing, liaising with Product Management / Technical.

Managing the M element of FMAP / Pi depending on which system is followed.

Participate in the development of New Products and their translation to manufacturing systems.

Participating in product development teams and maintaining strong interaction with Product Management, Technology, Business, Manufacturing and other functions.

Completes day to day production related problem batch, yield and defective investigations.

Provide troubleshooting and technical support to ensure plant operating objectives are achieved.

Leads and participates in FMEA’s for risk mitigation in the production process

Track production efficiencies, cycle times, OEE, OBE, asset utilization and helps with capacity planning.

Provide stewardship in day to day operations of documentation, PSM requirements, operating procedures, KPIs, process training, safe operating limits and HSE compliances.

Write area operating procedures as needed and ensure existing procedures are current, accurate and complete.

Lead or participate in Operator training efforts to provide plant training for production efficiency and operation

Facilitate process and product quality improvement initiatives, including use of Statistical Process Control techniques and process optimization studies.

Write Charters/Proposals/Scopes for Improvements related to production including quantifying improvements and costs.

Coordination with the engineering, planning, and designing teams to ensure superior productivity.

Leads or Participates in LSS/Continuous Improvement projects where appropriate

Leads small capital projects where appropriate

Serve as production area representative on capital projects.

Provides production-related process and engineering support for projects, including reviews, procedure development, training, scheduling, PSSR, and startup support.

Ensures quality engineering solutions are implemented per manufacturing needs.

Participate in Safety and Process Safety Management (PSM) programs

PSM Element owner for MOC/PSSR

Leadership role in plant safety programs, including, but not limited to safety teams, STOP participation and incident investigations.

Leads and participates in taproots and incident investigations

Patriciate in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR’s), and management of change (MOC’s)

Mark-up P&ID’s and work with designers for P&ID updates to ensure accuracy.

High Level understanding of control systems capabilities infrastructure, trouble shooting, control loops and functionality.

Basic understanding of applicable codes, standards and RAGAGEP

Formal Education


Engineering Degree or Extensive Relevant Knowledge/Experience

5 + year’s experience in a Hazardous manufacturing environment.

Working knowledge of Management of relevant country Health and Safety legislation

Experience of Computer Maintenance Management Systems.

2+ years experience of RAMS and PTW issuing/approving.

NEBOSH would be advantageous/ Nebosh is a UK terminology not understood by any other country I would rather put PSM

Knowledge & Experience

Regulatory understanding, including, PSSR, LOLER, PUWER, HASAW 1974, SEVESO/COMAH.

Working knowledge of ATEX/DSEAR.

Experience with Project Management tools, ie Gantt.

Commissioning and Management of Change.

Competent in Microsoft Office Packages, word, Excel etc.

Technical/Skill Requirements

An effective communicator across all departments.

A hands on approach and ‘can do’ attitude.

High standard of work and personal ethics.

Team player.


A strong customer focus, internally and externally.


Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $18 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.

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Basic Qualification

Please note you will need the existing right to work in the country you apply for. Sherwin-Williams is unable to sponsor work permits or visas.

Equal Opportunity

An equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, disability, age pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, or any other consideration prohibited by law.