The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
The PositionDevelopment Analyst
Role: Development Analyst
Hours: 37.5 Monday to Friday
Location: St Austell, Cornwall
As a Development Analyst , you will provide support to the Analytical Laboratory Manager in developing new analytical method projects, setting up new instrumentation, performing analytical approved test methods and reporting results to customers.
You will have sole responsibility for a defined part of the project with reference to an agreed programme, under consultation with the Analytical Lab Manager.
Your main responsibilities:
The Development Analyst will be expected to work under the guidelines laid down within the Quality Management System in order to deliver the required performance to support the company’s requirements and assure accuracy, validity and timely reporting of test results, whilst being;
Responsible for method development and instrument set up projects at laboratory scale within a programme set out by the Analytical Laboratory Manager.
Able to perform test measurements at laboratory scale following Approved Test Methods signed off by the Laboratory Manager.
Responsible for composing drafts of new Approved Test Methods for each new project and presenting the results of the development to a wider Imerys audience.
Key expert in specific methodologies around the Wet Chemistry and X-Ray labs, including responsibility to resolve customer claims and to train other technicians regarding the specified methods or instruments with the support of the Analytical Lab Manager.
Assuring results are accurately recorded, and reported, in a timely fashion and following the agreed quality checks.
Contributing to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and other laboratory accreditation of the Analytical Section by assisting in the preparation of approved test methods, calibration lists, and other documentation.
What’s in for you?
You will be working for Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide. Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified sets of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. We support your professional development including training, costs, offering a competitive salary and other benefits such as;
Company sick pay entitlement after 6 months service,
Defined Contribution Pension Plan,
25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays,
Income Protection for DC members,
Long Service awards,
Reward Hub & Local Discounts,
Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme,
Health & Wellbeing Programme, Eye Care Vouchers,
Cycle to work scheme and
Endeavour club (off site gym) to help you stay fit and healthy.
What we ask you in return:
To work with minimal supervision.
To manage your own workload and collaborate with co-workers and Lab Manager in maintaining steady turnaround times for requested work.
To assure level of competence by identifying suitable training and development opportunities.
Work as part of a cross-functional team as necessary.
Ability to work to strict deadlines under pressure.
Communicate with sample submitters when required, regarding the aim of work required and best approach to achieve this.
To prepare samples for testing and carry out examinations using a variety of analytical methods.
To be able to work in a precise and accurate manner at all times as befits the job.
Qualifications & Experience:
BSc in Chemistry, Science or Materials Science.
Preferred MSc in Chemistry, Science or Materials Science
Must have experience (minimum 3 years) working within a laboratory environment, including the safe use of laboratory equipment and chemicals
Experience with working with ICP-OES and ICP-MS instruments, knowledge in Mineralogy.
Preferred experience in Rietveld semi-quantitative analysis.
To apply for this opportunity and to join Imerys, please follow the instructions below or contact; firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Our people are important to us, our workplaces are diverse and inclusive and whilst maintaining the health, safety and environmental standards on site, for yourself and others around you, we’re an organisation with a wealth of career and development opportunities that allow you to tap into your full potential.
Position TypeFull time
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