NewMarket Services

Process Engineer / Process Chemist

Location UK-Bracknell


An excellent opportunity to join our Process Development team and gain broad exposure across the business by supporting new product commercialisation, process improvements, raw materials and security of supply. This role will support R&D, Business, Purchasing and other Supply functions on a Global scale.


  • Develop products defining the manufacturing processes from bench scale studies with first-time manufacturing success.
  • Understand fundamental correlations between process conditions and process chemistry.
  • Champion safe and efficient process research.
  • Support stage-gate processes to develop opportunities for product and process improvement.
  • Provide guidance for R&D during early product conceptualization to develop a testing plan consistent with the manufacturing process.
  • Assure that complete ISO documentation is maintained on all ISO or quality related activities. Participate in ISO related activities and maintain an up-to-date understanding of the ISO function.

Skills and Abilities

  • Decision Making - Decision making in a timely manner based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; sometimes with incomplete information, under tight deadlines and pressure; while based upon appropriate risk and authority.
  • Business Insight - The understanding of the basis for our business model and how that is realized in the market. The understanding of how business and operations are intimately linked. The ability to utilize information, practices & trends, affecting the business to engage and drive new strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • Analysis and Problem Solving - Solves difficult problems with effective solutions; asks good questions and questions all likely sources for answers; can solve complex problems and recognize complex patterns; utilizing all appropriate tools to reach a robust answer.
  • Communication - The ability to communicate information clearly and effectively in an engaging and convincing manner.
  • Managing Performance - Possessing the drive and focus to achieve challenging goals.
  • Collaboration and Networking - The ability to work in and across Afton's organizational matrix to achieve business objectives, via engaging and rewarding interactions. Through this network provide support, exert influence . Influencing without authority.
  • Project Management - The ability to manage tasks and activities and achieve their completion within the agreed framework, across regional and organizational boundaries.
  • Innovation - The openness to new ideas and the ability to generate breakthrough solutions. Can develop, seek out, critically assess and implement new and value adding concepts.
  • Dealing with Uncertainty - Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Basic computer literacy (i.e. Microsoft Office, Word, Excel)
  • Consistent demonstration of safe lab practices and procedures


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (or other relevant science field)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of applicable process chemistry and/or engineering principles and application of those principals in a research and development environment typically acquired after at least 2 years of relevant experience


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