Production Shift Chemist.

  • Daventry, Northamptonshire
  • Up to £27000.00 per annum

Production Shift Chemist

  • Daventry, Northamptonshire
  • Up to £27000.00 per annum
  • Posted January 30, 2023

Production Shift Chemist – Food manufacturing


Salary – £27,000 per annum

Daventry, Northants

Hours: 37.5 per week – A 2-shift rotating system operates; 06:00-14:00 Monday to Friday and 13:45-22:00
Monday -Thursday and 13:45-20:45 on Friday

Our Daventry client primarily manufacture flavour and fragrance chemicals for use in the food industry and are looking for a Production Shift Chemist. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing and dynamic company.

If you have a passion for organic chemistry and making high quality products used in the global food industry then this is the perfect role for you.


  • Duties of the Production Chemist revolve around the small scale manufacture (5L-25L) of Flavour & Fragrance chemicals
  • Using a wide variety of classical chemical synthesis techniques
  • Using distillation as the main method of post-synthesis purification
  • Working in one of the two Production laboratories and be involved in routine manufacture and the introduction of new processes


  • A degree or equivalent in Chemistry
  • Enthusiasm and a desire to learn
  • Good team player
  • Experience of small scale chemistry at University or College
  • Some knowledge of safe working practices i.e. COSHH
  • Some knowledge of analytical methods such as GLC
  • Previous experience of working within a chemical manufacturing organisation

Additional benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • 5% employer contribution pension scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers

Please apply in the first instance with a copy of your CV.


The Recruitment Co. is an equal opportunities employer and we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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