Manufacturing Support Analyst

R.C. Treatt & Co. Ltd Northern Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6NL

Full Time | Posted 14 days ago

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Job title: Manufacturing Support Analyst
Reporting to: Process Control Team Leader
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hours: 40 hours per week with intermittent shift cover

The Opportunity

If you’re a completer finisher with a great eye for detail and an interest in chemistry and distillation this could be the ideal job for you.

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavour and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.

On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.

We think Treatt is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:

“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita Cooper, Quality Analyst

“Treatt offers the opportunity to work with a team of fantastic people on a range of interesting and innovative products” – Magdalena Baczewska, Applications Technologist

“Joining my close and supportive team was the most enjoyable way to gain more skills and increase my knowledge” – Ashley Dennis, Manufacturing Support Analyst

What you’ll be doing

Tasks include but are not exclusive to:

• Carry out process control analysis on distillation fractions (including GC and physical measurements) and supply production with bulking instructions.
• Monitor production distillations and give technical advice as the distillations proceed including a dedicated and ‘rapid response’ GC analysis of the fractions
• Advise on the revision of process instructions to achieve improved efficiency or safety and suggest new process instructions as required
• Research distillation records and GC/wet analysis results of manufactured products to help solve problems and identify trends
• Investigate the suitability of raw materials for their proposed purpose before a distillation has started to avoid unforeseen problems during a distillation; with a view to setting raw material guidelines/specifications
• Keep a record of investigations undertaken, document changes made to processes as well as write up procedures to keep a thorough record (i.e. oil profile sheets)
• Perform project work to focus on efficiencies, new products and processes
• Run the pilot still to investigate process improvements and issues
• Display an understanding, ability to use and maintain the equipment of Gas Chromatography, Refractive Index, Optical Rotation and Density.
• Carry out regular calibration and maintenance of the measuring instruments as prescribed by the working practices in the laboratory.
• Undertake a shift pattern where necessary in order to continue high level of service to internal customers

What we're looking for

We are looking for someone who has a degree in science-based discipline and wants to work in an environment that celebrates progress, teamwork and dedication. Candidates with significant experience without a degree will also be considered. We want you to love your work and bring that energy to the job every day, no matter what the task. You’ll be someone who keeps up to date with the latest technologies and research and is always willing to share their knowledge with colleagues.

What we’ll do for you

We have a pretty impressive benefits package that’s designed to look after you and your career during your time with us. With everything from private healthcare and life assurance to holiday buy back and share schemes, we’ve got you covered.

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