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.
The manufacturing technician will work within one of the active ingredients plants in the world leading manufacturing facility in Grangemouth.
The successful candidate will work with industry leading technology as part of the manufacturing team to support the safe and efficient production of our products.
You will operate plant and control the process to meet production requirements, HSEQ and cost standards and will undertake activities in compliance with site, company and regulatory requirements.
To support the Active Ingredient (AI) manufacture of our products. Working in a safe and efficient manner, as part of the manufacturing team, you will operate plant and control the process to meet production requirements, HSEQ and cost standards.
To undertake activities in compliance with site, company and regulatory requirements, e.g. SI’s, HSE policy and standards, COMAH (Health and Safety Executive), PPC (SEPA) etc
To work safely to meet and improve site targets for HSE and to be accountable for all aspects of HSE within an individual’s area of responsibility.
To operate computer and manually controlled plant for all stages of manufacture and their associated services. This involves monitoring and controlling multiple processes and operations simultaneously.
Completion of batch records in an accurate and timely manner.
Control and issue of safety clearance for maintenance.
Scheduling and co-ordinating the operation of the plant to meet production targets.
Carry out formal and informal monitoring of plant processes and equipment, initiating / carrying out corrective actions to maintain or improve standards.
To carry out engineering maintenance works to reduce plant downtime and increase efficiency of operation.
To create accurate / thorough logs and give / receive handovers on the process and plant activities / status during shift and at plant handover.
Compliance with all policies and procedures.
To actively contribute to all aspects of continuous improvement.
To develop and then maintain as up to date, the competency and knowledge required for safe and efficient conduct in the role.
To be an effective and flexible member of the plant work group contributing towards the achievement of departmental strategy.
Knowledge, experience & capabilities
Internal HSE Standards and procedures
Basic chemical knowledge
Previous operational experience running a variety of computer controlled chemical manufacturing assets, preferably coupled with a recognised chemical qualification i.e NVQ
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
Ability to multi task.
Ability to operate effectively under pressure
Planning and logical thinking
Decision making and problem solving.
IT awareness & application
Concern for Standards
Attention to detail
Critical leadership capabilities
Communicates with impact
Collaborates across boundaries
Manages for performance
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to live and carry out the particular role in the UK
This role attracts shift disturbance allowance, occasional hours payment and additional hours payment
Role will require regular and sometimes prolonged use of Breathing Apparatus