Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3697/2

Location: Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 3SE
Salary: upto £25,000
Qualification required: 1st/2.1 degree chemistry/chemical engineer/polymer
Closing Date: 07 September 2018
KTP Advert Ref: 3697/2
This KTP project offers a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious graduate to launch a career in industry with the support of company and academic mentors. Sentient Foams is part of a group of companies who specialize in the development and manufacture of innovative products from highly absorbent materials. Sentient is a brand new Aliphatic foam which has exciting opportunities for use in Hygiene, Healthcare and Cosmetic applications.

The Project Engineer will work with the management team responsible for Technical, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing. They will be responsible for taking product design concepts through to commercial production. The responsibilities will include product design evaluation, improvement and validation. They will also be involved in process design and optimization, data analysis and communication of results. The work may also involve preparation of technical files for Medical devices.

To support your commitment to continuous self-development you will have a generous personal development budget in addition to Management Training provided by the KTP scheme. Additional training in areas required by the project will be provided as necessary.

You will be employed by The University of Wolverhampton and will be based at Eumar in Hereford with time spent using the Chemical Engineering laboratories at the University of Wolverhampton as necessary. You must be willing and able to travel independently both within the UK and overseas.
Skills required: Ideal candidates should be able to work independently and will have at least a first degree (1st or 2.1) in chemistry/chemical engineering/polymer science with relevant experience in manufacturing and/or medical devices. However new graduates with the right ambitions and aptitude will be closely considered. Ideally you should have a demonstrated background in chemicals/polymers used in Medical devices, and:
• Two years direct relevant experience with ability to operate independently.
• Ability to analyze complex data sets and make product conclusions and recommendations.
• Excellent problem solving techniques.
• Self-motivation, with the ability to set objectives and meet milestones for multiple projects.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be able to communicate results and needs to technical colleagues and suppliers.
• Good teamwork and collaboration skills

Starting Salary: up to £25,000
30 month fixed term contract

Please apply to including an up-to-date CV and your personal statement, quoting the reference IUK/SFoams/2018.

If you have not heard from the University four weeks after the closing date for the post, please assume on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

This vacancy closes on 7th September 2018.
Knowledge Base Partner: Wolverhampton, University of
Company partner: Eumar Technology Limited
Company business area: Develop and manufacture super absorbent products for the wound care, personnel care and medical supplies market.
Contact: A. Nar, University of Wolverhampton, Business Solutions, Room PB112, Development Centre, Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9RT, Tel: 01902 518911

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