Technical Services Scientist, WO


Technical Services Scientist, WO

Salary Not Specified

Arxada, City Centre, Manchester

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in today.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 0af5e54b1e614732b1cb056ef0b889aa

Full Job Description

  • Routine sample preparation, and subsequent analysis of timber and treatments solutions.

  • Use of analytical equipment such as XRF, HPLC, GC and MS as well as standard laboratory instruments/devices

  • Conduct pilot scale timber treatments to support customers, product development and external certifications.

  • Use of woodworking machinery such as mechanical saws to prepare timber for treatment and/or after treatment for analysis.

  • Become responsible for arranging servicing and training on timber treatment equipment and wood processing machinery.

  • Be the "GO TO" person for timber treatment requests.

  • Ensure clear/accurate reporting of results and trends are provided in the agreed timeline or to a defined KPI and any delays are communicated in advance to manage the expectations of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Preparation of technical protocols will be required to ensure a clear scope of testing is agreed.

  • Use of Microsoft Office programmes such as Excel, Word, SharePoint, and PowerPoint will be required.

  • Attend regular progress meetings and present findings and recommendations.

  • Perform all work in a safe manner in accordance with internal EHS programmes and relevant legal requirements. Undertake all required EHS training and take an active part in site safety initiatives such as safety auditing and team/site safety meetings.

  • Prepare and review safety documentations to support activities such as COSHH assessments, Risk assessments and operating procedures.

  • Ensure any changes to assessments or procedures are recorded and communicated.

    BSc in a science discipline or 3 years' experience in the same or similar role.

  • Preferred area of study: Chemistry

  • Preferred previous industry experience: Laboratory based role in wood protection or similar.

  • Proficient in analytical techniques such as HPLC/XRF/MS/GC.

  • Experience in Laboratory safety

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

  • Good organizational / planning skills and the ability to develop good working relationships.

  • Report writing excellence, with high attention to detail.

  • Confidence, with excellent communication skills at all levels, both verbal and written.

  • Works well as part of a wider team.

  • The ability to work under pressure, and to be flexible and adaptable.

  • Self-motivated and with the commitment and determination to succeed.

    Arxada is a global specialty chemicals business that's committed to solving the world's toughest preservation challenges through better science. With a proud history of innovation dating back more than a century, we aim to help our customers develop more sustainable solutions that protect and maintain the health and wellbeing of people and extend the life of vital infrastructure while working to reduce our and our customers' ecological footprint.