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Technical Operator - Stirling & Falkirk

Engineering & Manufacturing - Engineering & Manufacturing
Ref: 7193 Date Posted: Wednesday 21 Oct 2020
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Celtic Renewables is widely regarded as one of the most innovative Biotech companies in Europe,  who have developed a patented low-carbon technology that converts biological residues into high value low carbon sustainable bio-chemicals using an inspirational reinvention of a century old process known as the Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) fermentation, to bring this age old fermentation back to the global scale.  The sustainable biochemicals produced by this innovative process can be utilised across a broad spectrum of much needed green products from biofuel, to cosmetics, food flavourings, hygiene and pharmaceuticals.  This pioneering company has completed the first stage of construction of their first state of the art processing plant in Grangemouth, a historical exemplar plant for Scotland, and are preparing to move to live plant commissioning early next year.

The company is committed to working with people who believe in sustainability and innovation and we are partnering with Nine Twenty Engineering & Manufacturing to recruit a number of key roles for the exciting move into the operational phase with a number of roles to be filled this year and early in 2021.  Nine Twenty has a passion for start-up organisations, innovative technology and environmental sustainability and so they are both proud and delighted to be supporting such an exciting Scottish based business at such pivotal phase.

Celtic Renewables are now looking to recruit for Technical Shift Operators who will be part of the team working together to deliver the Company Vision To be the World Leader in ABE Fermentation as a Global Sustainable Industry”


What are my Key Responsibilities?

  • As a Technical Operator you will safely and efficiently operate the relevant cell laboratory processes/plant/equipment as part of a shift rota (day and night shifts)
  • You will have a scientific background and will naturally and strictly follow the instructions as outlined in your standard operating procedures, always ensuring compliance and quality, to help achieve the annual Caledon Green Manufacturing objectives


What are my Key Duties?

  • You will always display safe and hygienic working practices, and will ensure that the requirements of the Integrated Management System are strictly followed to ensure compliance with H&S, Environmental and other legal requirements to produce safe products and co-products which meet strict quality parameters.  You will ideally have an awareness of REACH, FEMAS and COSHH requirements
  • You will have the ability to operate, manage and continually contribute to the optimisation of the Laboratory based cell (bacterial) growth processes working to extremely high standards of aseptic technique and hygiene/sterility
  • You will strictly follow documented standard operating procedures, to ensure repeatable, consistent and efficient equipment performance to support overall plant adherence to the annual production schedule
  • As part of your role you will conduct relevant process analysis to ensure compliance, quality, efficiency/yield and volume is being achieved, maintained or exceeded if applicable, at all times throughout shift
  • You will work on your own initiative to ensure prompt appropriate corrective action is taken whenever necessary and ensure adequate recording and communication of any action taken/required.
  •  You will have an understanding of GMP and GLP
  • You will be a member of the on-site emergency response team


Do you have the following Skills and Qualifications?

  • You will have a biological scientific background, ideally studied at university or college level.  Relevant clean room/sterile environment experience within a related manufacturing sector would be an advantage
  • From your previous experience you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge and experience of working strictly within defined safety, environmental, quality standards and procedures
  • You can demonstrate practical experience of successfully working under strict aseptic technique conditions alongside an understanding/knowledge of GLP
  • Ideally you will have an understanding of bacterial cell growth processes and be able to apply this as part of a manufacturing operation
  • As a lot of the equipment is automated, you must be proficient and confident in the use of technology and laboratory equipment
  • As this is a new Exemplar plant, you will be involved in the documentation and optimisation of the processes and you must be comfortable working in a fast paced, changing environment  
  • Additional skills that are advantageous: Research skills; awareness/experience of manufacturing plant operations; COSHH trained; LIMS systems
  • If you have a natural interest for the environment, you would be an ideal addition to the team that are working together to build something really special

Please apply direct or get in touch with Rehana Sadiq at  or if you are unsure I will be more than happy to discuss the role with you.

If you believe that you have the absolute skills to do the job, the desire to be part of a team of innovators, and an ambition to continue to learn within the business, then please apply now.  A great opportunity not to be missed!

Good Luck!