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8 months ago
Edwards Vacuum
Salary: Annually
Location: Clevedon
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Chemical Engineering Jobs
Edwards Exhaust Management Systems business is the worlds leading supplier of technology to abate toxic and global warming gases produced during the manufacture of microelectronic devices. Edwards Exhaust Gas Management (EGM) division is seeking a Development Chemist to undertake development work in the Clevedon Gas Abatement Laboratory, including; process problem solving, beta and field trial support and product incident investigation both in the Laboratory and on customer’s sites. The position will be within the innovation, development and applications (IDA) group; interacting with an interdisciplinary environment of engineers and scientists. The position will report to a senior development chemist or senior development engineer.

The role requires an ability to work in an industrial lab environment and observe Edwards EHS rules and guidelines. A degree of work related travel is anticipated; there is an expectation that chemists support their developments in the field, with initial fab (semiconductor factory) installs and onsite analytical testing.
Analytical chemistry skills including; instillation of test gases, leak checking of test equipment, analysis of gases using equipment including FTIR, mass spec, electrochemical cells, analysis and write up of data. Demonstrated ability to contribute to innovative technology development or product improvement. Carry out risk assessments on prototype equipment or lab test rigs and to operate them safely. Ability to interact with other members of the technical community at a detailed technical level. Ability to transfer detailed technology requirements to an engineering group and ensure that the design intent is reflected in the resulting product designs. An ability to describe technical subjects to a range of non-experts (eg. sales, marketing, engineering, management) and have the audience understand the basic concepts and benefits of technologies under development.
The candidate will ideally have a minimum of a Chemistry or chemical Engineering degree or PhD, followed by between 1 - 3 years in analytical lab, gas chemistry lab or product development. Graduates with suitable industrial placement experience will be considered. Other chemical or engineering backgrounds will be considered.

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