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Pilot Plant Technology Associate

City:  Kingston upon Hull

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.

​Research & Development​

In R&D, we're full of highly skilled talents that include Scientists, Engineers, Medical, Clinical and Regulatory professionals - all working to create a cleaner, healthier world. With nine Centres of Excellence, we continually seek out new opportunities by using science, our entrepreneurial flare and our fearless innovation to develop and enhance our existing portfolio, never compromising on quality or performance. 

We do the right thing, always, by ensuring we act with responsibility and integrity, by complying with regulatory legislation across the globe, whilst ensuring our products are safe for our consumers and are to the highest quality.

The size of our organisation means you'll have the opportunity to learn and work in different functions within R&D, giving you exposure to different disciplines, teams and environments. You will also have access to our R&D Academy, designed to develop our team and allow you to grow in our great organisation.

About the role

The Pilot Plant is a large area of the Science & Innovation Centre, Hull, which contains varied and complex equipment that is used by the Reckitt R&D teams to create innovative solutions for our customers. The Pilot Plant Technology Associate will provide technical expertise for equipment and procedures, they will support manufacturing activities and provide technical training, ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed in a fully compliant manner.

Your responsibilities

•    Partnering within a matrix containing a wide group of people with differing priorities and high expectations.
•    Daily, fast-paced problem solving across multiple partner teams.
•    Providing technical rigour to the Reckitt Health group.
•    Delivering continuous improvement across all areas of responsibility
•    Driving simplification of ways of working across Reckitt maintaining compliance but recognising business specificities when required.
•    Keeping abreast of new technologies and regulatory guidelines
•    Practical, primarily on-site pilot plant role working within project teams on the development of new products

•    Practical tasks will include the delivery and weighing out of materials, processing liquid or solid formulations, completing required documentation and will span multiple projects at any one time

The experience we're looking for

•    Experience within a scientific (typically chemistry, life-sciences, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, engineering) or business discipline.
•    Demonstrable track record of relevant GMP experience and competence within a Healthcare environment.
•    Familiar with and have experience in the implementation of new systems/equipment/processes within a GMP or regulated environment 
•    Familiar with scale up and formulation processes, technical transfer, and process optimisation
•    Agile and capable to deal with a wide range of stakeholders and requirements.
•    Proactive, Resilient and Motivated

•    Strong innovation and problem-solving skills are key along with tenacity and the ability to influence and demonstrate strong teamwork and commitment.

•    Excellent computer skills and confident in using Quality One, TDS and office packages
•    Good motivational and interpersonal skills. Excellent communication and networking skills.
•    Self-disciplined; good organisational capabilities.
•    Experience in leading projects 

The skills for success

R&D, Product Lifecycle Management, Commercial Awareness, Business Partnership, Collaboration, Partnership building, Collaborator, Ability to challenge the status quo, Propose improvement, Accountability, Adaptability, Analytical, Formulation, Science, Chemistry.

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.


We recognise that in real life, great people don't always 'tick all the boxes'. That's why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don't meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

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