Chemical Process Technician

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Market Related
21 Dec 2016
21 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

Role purpose

ETP treats aqueous effluent from manufacturing and domestic activates on HMC. It neutralise the effluent and removes solids before discharging to Yorkshire Water. Additionally, samples are taken from the manufacturing plants to QC periodically throughout a shift.

The plant is both manual & partly computer controlled, via a Siemens Process Control System, and run by 5 x grade 6 CPT’s.

  • Responsibility ensuring effluent is neutralised, sampled, analysed and discharged within consent.

  • Responsibility for maintenance operations on the plant

  • Work safely, efficiently & flexibly.


  • Treat aqueous effluent from HMC manufacturing and discharge to YW within consented parameters
  • To co-ordinate and direct operations and have knowledge of the overall state of the plant. These duties are carried out largely unsupervised, and they are required to decide when the involvement is required at a higher level.
  • Performs in-plant quality control sampling, testing & laboratory routines
  • Collect process samples from manufacturing plants and take to QC.
  • Performs Asset Care duties
  • Deliver & receive accurate plant handovers

Critical success factors & key challenges

  • Validated on all process & ancillary units on plant

  • Demonstrate ability & willingness to learn new skills quickly, to plan & organise, & to make decisions
  • The nature of the role requires a person who can apply a responsible attitude, even when under pressure & can handle a number of issues concurrently with good levels of prioritisation demonstrated.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude in accepting change readily and exhibit a high degree of self starting in seizing opportunities to drive results.
  • The role is physically demanding & applicants should therefore have a good medical & attendance record & must hold a current driving licence.

  • The role involves handling domestic sewage and sometimes unpleasant substances.


Knowledge, experience & capabilities

Critical knowledge 

  • HSE Standards & Procedures

  • Analytical Testing

  • Safe systems of work

Critical experience

  • Experience operating a chemical process plant

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

  • Must be numerate & literate

  • IT literate

  • Problem solving/analytical thinking skills

  • Engineering skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Not squeamish

Critical leadership capabilities

  • Set direction through good prioritisation & use of resources

  • Drive results by skilful planning, organizing and monitoring of performance to meet deadlines
  • Senses and adapts to the changing environment to achieve excellence in delivery