Process Development Technician / Production Operative

Full Time

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Job Title: Process Development Technician

Location: Nantgarw, Cardiff

Salary: Up to £22,500 (DoE)

Job Type: Permanent/Full-time – Mon-Fri 7.5 hrs per day – flexible start/finish times to meet operational needs

Application closing date: 9:30am 12th Sept

Biocatalysts is a customised enzyme discovery, development and manufacturing company based in the UK. It is an exciting time to join the company, as we are currently going through a significant and rapid expansion to our already profitable business. Therefore, we are looking for friendly, competent, and dedicated people to join us during this exciting time.

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly practical and organised individual to join us to support our fast-growing company as a Process Development Technician. We are looking for someone with a background in manufacturing with understanding of basic scientific or engineering processes. The role will primarily involve the running of our fermentations and development of our small-scale downstream manufacturing processes for our New Product Design Team.

Direct experience of working with enzyme manufacturing is not necessary – as we will provide full training for the role. We are looking for a driven person with the desire to learn and be part of a small, friendly team. If you believe that you have the transferable skills to be a success in this role, then we would very much like to hear from you.

In this role, no two days will be the same. The responsibilities for the role are:

Operation of the small-scale fermenter system (3 litre fermenters)
Operation of the lab scale downstream processing equipment for the processing of fermentation broth
Preparation of media/buffers/chemical solutions using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures, and methods for carrying out fermentation and downstream processing
Produce reliable, accurate data and records of work undertaken and results (GDP)
Support scientists and help carry out process tests and investigations into process improvementsRequirements:

The ideal candidate will have a scientific or engineering qualification at A Level/BTEC or above and have an understanding of food or chemical manufacturing equipment.

In order to be a good fit for the team, you will be friendly, approachable, willing to learn, and possess a proactive 'can do' attitude.


Profit share bonus
Company pension
Private medical
Life cover
Condensed hours
Retail discounts
Increased holidays with service
Occupational health & wellbeing servicePlease click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Process operator, Production Operative, Production Coordinator, Process Technician, Technical Engineer, Quality Technical Support, Production Process Engineer, Production Process Coordinator, Production Supervisor, Production Support will also be considered