2:2 or higher Degree in Plant Physiology/ Botany/ Agronomy or Biochemistry related field
About Our Client
A world leading, manufacturing company located in East Midlands.
Roles & Responsibilities
PURPOSE OF ROLE:
To research and investigate new product development through trials on a range of crops and soil media.
Work in a safe, efficient and effective manner, ensuring the strategic objectives of the business to ISO Standards compliance.
Research, investigate and develop new products through performance and efficacy testing on a wide range of crops and soil media as directed by line manager.
Run and assist in-house trials to meet project deadlines and within project budget whilst complying with HS&E legislation.
Set-up and design experiments in a professional manner with statistical analysis, interpretation and reporting.
Support the global development team as required.
Assist in the function of the analytical support service of the amenity market for turf core analysis and reporting.
Ensure all laboratory processes are maintained and developed using the Company continuous improvement plan to ISO standards compliance.
Ensure that all enquiries, work sheets and legislation, quality assurance and laboratory support activities are dealt with in an organised, efficient and timely manner.
Research background, review databases and abstracting services to support the company’s product development programme and specific projects as directed.
Ensure Quality Assurance by promoting customer awareness, instrument calibration and control, ensuring ISO9001 system is constantly improved and compliant,
Actively support in the achievement of KPI’s in line with the direction of your line manager and overall company HS&E programmes, Budget, Efficiency requirements and improvement programmes.
Actively support the presentation, report writing and process documentation in line with the needs of the Sales department and the needs of external customers.
Support and train junior technical staff as required and directed
Continually monitor and identify opportunities for cost reduction both individually and through Company Continuous Improvement initiative, ensuring that profitability is maximised
To be responsible for maintaining all relevant Laboratory records as directed
To be responsible for the Health and Safety of all employees and visitors and monitor and maintain excellent housekeeping standards in all areas of responsibility and environmental issues, ensuring that H&S legislation and company policy is adhered to
Assist where necessary with ensuring the Customer Services function maintain and improve good working relations with all Amega Sciences customers, dealing with issues as proactively as possible
Maintain the required standards of housekeeping.
Support other teams and functions as required by the business.
Undertake self-development activities as required by the business.
Undertake any other tasks or duties as required by any Director or relevant level authority within the business
Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and practices operated by the Company.
Attention to detail and numerate to ensure procedures are accurate and followed according to customer requirements and company specifications
Demonstrates the ability to plan, prioritise, manage, and delegate project requirements in order to meet required deadlines and performance standards.
Solution orientated –ability to analyse problems and develop effective solutions.
Excellent communication skills that allows the individual to communicate internally and externally, at all levels.
Demonstrates the ability to write a technical report to a high level of competence
Demonstrates the ability to support teams internally and externally, to ensure effectiveness in line with the needs of the business.
Demonstrates the ability to work to and ensure compliance to ISO Standards
Intermediate level of IT skills i.e. Word, Excel, or equivalent
Operates in line with relevant legislation and company policies and procedures
Demonstrates a proactive, flexible attitude towards work and is able to respond to business priorities appropriately.
Demonstrates the ability to maintain levels of housekeeping and health and safety standards.
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