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Pilot Plant Operator

Pilot Plant Operator - Manchester

Salary - Competitive Salary + Excellent Holidays + Flexible Working Hours + Share Options + Pension

The Client

Our client is facilitating the transition of the $36 billion surfactant market from harmful, oilbased chemicals to biobased alternatives by working with the current market leaders to provide a collaborative production platform.



The company is currently completing the build of its pilot facility launching tonne scale production of sophorolipids and work with multiple industrial partners to take the product to market.

In line with this, they are fundraising to build their first ktonne scale commercial sophorolipid plant.



This highly successful business is expanding its focus beyond sophorolipids and developing processes to produce additional biosurfactants in collaboration with external market facing partners.

The company believe collaboration between companies, disciplines and individuals are the best ways to develop the biosurfactant industry and our company, and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to broaden their skill set by working with field leaders around the world, within a dynamic and friendly working environment.

Our client offer a competitive pay package and benefits to attract incredible individuals to join othe team based in Manchester, UK.

The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for running fermentations on the pilot plant (450 litres) and performing downstream processing.

The role will involve working with the process development, production teams, QC and supply chain function for raw material supply to ensure that the whole process provides products with suitable properties for a range of applications and industries.Previous Knowledge and ExperienceEssential:

Significant experience of running pilot scale fermentations

Experience with different modes of operation; batch, fed batch, continuous

Experience running downstream separation processes a