Graduate Chemist

Job Ref: J26947
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Chemicals, Medical Devices
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 04 June 2018
  • Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
  • £18,000 - £19,000 per Annum
  • Nathan Fairhurst
  • 0161 868 2227

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Ideal position for a Graduate Chemist in Sheffield - No experience necessary

Graduate Chemist £18,000 - £19,000 - Dependant on experienceChesterfield

SRG is working with a well- established company who specialise in nickel plating and surface technology. Supplying to a diverse customer base across the globe they are now looking to expand their technical team by hiring a degree qualified scientist who has some metallurgy experienced gained either in University or through work. Working alongside and being trained by a more senior chemist, the role would suit a new graduate or someone looking for their second role in science. Equally if you have good working experience in metallurgy and would like to apply, we would like to hear from you. This is a small company, and as such the role would suit a hands on chemist comfortable with a mix of duties and some physical work.

Benefits: This role will be well suited to a graduate chemist who is looking for their first position within the Chemicals industry. Full training & support will be available with this position working alongside an experienced team. Working hours will be 08:00 to 16:00 with a 15:30 finish on a Friday, other benefits will include 25 days + public holiday's annual leave, contributory pension & private healthcare scheme.

The Role:

This will be a varied, hands on role which will be based both in the lab and on the production floor, duties will include:

  • Sample cutting and preparation
  • Measuring nickel plating thickness with an optical microscope
  • Performing adhesion tests
  • PH testing
  • Moist SO2 testing
  • Salt spray testing
  • Creating certificates of conformity
  • Maintaining traceability
  • Performing simple titrations to maintain plating lines
  • Producing Nickel plating Chemicals
  • Assisting with R&D
  • Any other ad hoc lab work as required by the Senior Chemist


  • Degree in Chemistry, Material science or a similar field
  • Knowledge of metallurgy either through studies (university modules / projects) or work experience
  • Self-motivated & Willing to learn
  • Due to the nature of this role and the materials it will be working with, there will be some physical labour involved.

This would be an ideal starting point for a recent Graduate chemist to secure their first job outside of University and will be able to provide full training and support. However it also offers the opportunity for someone with previous experience to join a specialist market leader who are in a period of continued growth & expansion.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to Nathan at . For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Nathan on 0161 868 2227.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: Metallurgy, Metals, Material, Chemistry, Inorganic, Plating

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.

04/07/2018 15:07:33
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