Local NIR Coordinator, W Lothian

Salary: £38K
Sector: Laboratory
Location: W Lothian
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Local NIR Coordinator

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career?

Join our client’s team who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in the clients animal nutrition and health business, where they improve lives through better nutrition. Their team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Today, our client is one of the largest suppliers of feed to the aquaculture industry, and together with their partners across the division, they improve lives through better nutrition.

The NIR Specialist will contribute to work activities at the Aquaculture Feed Factory near Bathgate. In this role, you will coordinate and support the deployment of the different rapid technologies and perform analysis of raw materials and finished feeds using both rapid and wet chemistry methods. In this role, you will focus on near infrared technology for offline, as well as online applications. You will also assist with other future technologies in the pipeline such as rapid technologies and lab equipment that will be part of the technology based portfolio as well. You will coordinate the implementation of rapid and lab technology equipment at Westfield and will ensure support and maintenance.

Key Accountabilities

• Execute and implement projects, set up project plans, assess local analysis and sampling, define standard analysis and analyse programs for the related parameters.

• Support the implementation and installation of equipment, sampling, calibrations and testing and follow up of the project until the stable working situation is achieved.

• Maintain existing implementations and ensure governance.

• Support in troubleshooting and sharing feedback and actively support to improve the existing platform.

• Compile and report performance results of the deployed systems to various partners in the business.

• Actively support the creation of guidelines, procedures and instructions, governance and develop training documents and coordinate and conduct trainings for employees and key users.

• Ensure that routine analysis is performed to schedule utilizing NIR, wet chemistry methods and external laboratory services .

• Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Proficient in English.

Statistical process management knowledge.

Knowledge and experience in continuous improvement.

Proven project management skills with the ability to apply a structured and disciplined approach to planning, coordinating and completing projects successfully.

Work experience in a Laboratory environment or Quality/Technical department within food or feed manufacturing environment

Experience with GLP

Experience with IT-related issues for problem solving.

Preferred Qualifications

Confident and professional communication and presentation manner with an ability to work alongside internal customers and partners on all levels within the organization.

Experience with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), such as Unilab, Interspec, Report Manager.

Software knowledge to build NIR calibration lines or applied multivariate analysis techniques in other fields.

Developed knowledge and exposure to calibration and implementation of NIR.

Hands-on experience with Near-Infrared (NIR) technology

Experience in production or processing environment.

If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your most recent CV to Simon Norris.
Due to the high number of applications, if you have not been contacted within the first 5 days your application has not been suitable.

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Simon Norris
simon@drnewitt.com

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