We have an exciting opportunity for a Product Improvement Technologist to join our manufacturing team based at our headquarters in Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire.
More About The Role
As Product Improvement Technologist you will provide functional expertise to ensure product compliance to company specifications and drive improvement in product quality performance. You will develop and implement process control plans and provide technical input to customer complaint investigations.
Reporting to the Plant Manager, you will provide technical expertise for the chemical plant value stream and act as the key liaison between the manufacturing and R&D functions, linking new product development processes and ensuring appropriate support is provided.
The Product Technologist will design and lead experimental programmes in order to meet the company’s continuous improvement and operational excellence ambitions. You will own the non-conforming product process and use it to review and develop the plant’s control plans. You will support and lead complex investigations applying the scientific method and using data analysis to determine root cause.
Within the role you will act as the technical authority on manufactured products as well as coaching the operations team to ensure the requirements of the process control plan are understood and delivered.
We are looking for someone with the ability to influence across multiple departments and technical disciplines. You will have a proven record of delivering improvement projects and product investigations.
Our ideal candidate will have worked in the manufacturing industry and have experience working with products and customer applications across multiple plant areas and have experience of Quality Management Systems. They will know how to apply the scientific method and be a proven analytical thinker. A degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience is essential for this role and green belt accreditation is desirable. Victrex will help the right candidate to gain green belt or six sigma qualification.
Victrex is an innovative world leader in high-performance PEEK (Poly Ether Ether Ketone) and PAEK (Poly Aryl Ether Ketone) polymer solutions focusing on the strategic markets of automotive, aerospace, energy and industrial, electronics and medical. Every day, millions of people use products and applications containing our materials – from smartphones, aeroplanes and cars to energy operations and medical devices.
With over 40 years‘ experience, we are developing world leading solutions with PEEK and PAEK-based polymers and selected semi-finished and finished parts which enable environmental and societal benefit for our customers and our markets and drive value for our shareholders
Vision and culture
At Victrex we have a clear purpose: to bring transformational and sustainable solutions which address world material challenges every day.
This underpins our core values; passion, innovation and performance which are at the heart of our business.
Our culture is shaped by how we work together, driving for results with a focus on customers, continuous improvement and doing the right thing. Our values, passion, innovation, and performance are at the heart of our business and we value and recognise how every employee plays an important role in enabling us to deliver our growth strategy.
Sustainability is core to our strategy. We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint while supporting society through our sustainable products and making a positive impact on our local communities. In 2022 we were proud to be named as a European Climate Leader by the Financial Times, as well as receiving prestigious accreditation recognition, including EcoVadis Gold rating, inclusion in the Apple clean energy supplier programme and maintaining a long-standing recognition by FTSE Russell in their Green Revenues index, for how our products can support CO2 reduction.
Victrex values diversity and encourages applications from all
sections of the community.