Chemical Engineer

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Chemical Engineer (within biomass processing through to end-product manufacture)

Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire

Salary £24,000 – £32,000 per annum depending on experience

Monday – Friday 37.50 hours per week, Full time, Permanent contract

Our Company

Bridge Farm Group is aiming to become a global leader in plant-based wellness products producing a range of innovative products into UK and European retail sectors.  Our goal and ambition are to establish a market leading Supercritical fluid (or CO2) extraction facility supported by world class glasshouse production to produce a unique range of ingestible and topical consumer products, based on natural plant-based compounds.

The Role

The role will be within the Technical Department of the Bridge Farm Group and will be based in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Working closely with the production, commercial and innovation teams to maximise the efficiency in the processing of biomass from harvest through to end-product formulation.  As Graduate Chemical Engineer you will support the current team in the existing process in extraction of hemp/cannabis-based material using sub and supercritical CO2 extraction and in association with the Extraction Manager serve to provide cover in these processes to maximise output. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a GMP environment and exposure to how a GMP facility functions.

As a small team you will also be shown and trained in all processes from harvest through to the extraction of plant-based compounds using principally supercritical extraction technologies. Routine use of HPLC, GCFID and GCMS equipment for the testing and quantification of plant and process yields is important. Training will be provided to be competent in the operation of this equipment.

As the business grows and expands, this role will assist and plan for the development of scale-up process of all stage of biomass handling from harvest through to end-product manufacture.  As part of this role, you will ensure that standard operating procedures are followed and to implement change controls and improvements to standard operating procedures and processes. The position will implement and continually improve safe systems of work to ensure regulatory compliance and safety.

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

Under supervision conduct routine chemical analysis by preparing samples and running tests in support of the Research Team

Help run experiments and reach data-driven conclusions

Communicate results to the team in a detailed manner in reports and presentations

Carry out routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and minor repairs

Literature research on specific topics

Ensure that standard operating procedures are developed for new processes and products and that these are fit for purpose, adhered to, and meet the requirements of the Quality Management System

Implement and continually improve safe systems of work to ensure regulatory compliance and safety

Education, Experience & Attributes required

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Chemical engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Someone who has a passion for science, horticulture and plants. Honest, friendly, approachable and good team member

Good Level of IT literacy including Microsoft Office packages and databases particularly Excel and Word

Resourceful, entrepreneurial, problem-solving skills, proactive and ‘can do’ attitude

Excellent time management, organisational and interpersonal skills

Meticulous attention to detail

Benefits

Health Cash Plan

Cycle to work Scheme

Retail Discount Scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Flexible Schedule

On-site parking

This is a fantastic role to work for a great company with a lot of interesting plants and products, and with the ability to learn and grow with the company.  Please apply, including a copy of your CV to SharonC@bridgefarmgroup.co.uk