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Pilot Plant Technician


·       Responsible for the day-to-day operations, the general housekeeping and the proper preventive maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of Pilot Plant equipment in Singapore Pilot Plant facilities and R&D laboratory.

·       Responsible for the electrical maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of Pilot Plant and laboratory equipment.

·       Responsible for the proper execution of Pilot Plant trials/laboratory activities including all the preparatory and setting-up activities up, close-out activities and the turn-over of product samples and the storing of Pilot Batch records.

·       Provide support to Project Teams when required such as the physical testing of raw materials and finished products, the receiving and sending samples and such other requests.



·       Execute preventive and maintenance programs as well as in the conduct of line and equipment troubleshooting as provided by the immediate superior with minimal guidance.

·       Manage thoroughly the operating supplies including laboratory consumables, chemicals, lab uniforms and PPEs, lab wares, etc. ensuring its availability when needed.

·       Perform inventory management of raw and packaging materials and finished product samples in the storage and stability rooms and warehouse ensuring its accuracy, cleanliness and orderliness.

·       Prepare the raw and packaging materials with proper labelling needed for Lab- or Pilot-scale trials according to the signed and approved Pilot Plant Batch Records. Ensure the timely submission of test samples and collection of test results.

·       Receive delivery of raw materials and packaging materials at Reckitt R&D Warehouse and prepare raw and packaging materials, finished goods or any item needed for shipment.

·       Provide assistance to R&D Managers and Scientists in the conduct of Pilot-scale and Plant Trial runs in Reckitt Plants including trials conducted in Reckitt Third Party Manufacturing facilities and any other support they may need.

·       Performs record keeping of all activities in R&D laboratories, pilot lab, pilot plants, warehouses and storage rooms.

·       Provide assistance in the receipt, installation and qualification of new R&D equipment and instruments including the collection of all related documentation.




Educational Attainment



·       ITE graduate or Polytechnic graduate with Diploma in the relevant field of Electrical Engineering.

·       Required to carry heavy items and willing to work long hours in executing Laboratory and Pilot Plant trials.

Professional Background



·       Minimum of two-year relevant working experience in an R&D and/or Manufacturing environment more particularly in the food industry.

·       Preferably with experience in operating, maintaining and doing actual troubleshooting on wet process and pilot scale spray drying equipment including packaging test equipment would be an advantage.


·       Policies and procedures in an R&D laboratory environment and principles of GLP, GMP, HACCP, EHS would be an advantage

·       Proficiency in the standard software applications including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Words

·       Good command of English and good communication skills.


Expected Areas of Competence

  • Electrical maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Operation and maintenance of food processing equipment (i.e Spray dryer, pouch packing machine) would be an advantage.
  • Capable of performing basic laboratory tests and process testing
  • Coordination and collaboration skills to support and work with R&D plant team members during pilot and plant trials.

Developmental Value

  • Strongly contributes to Reckitt core values.
  • Enhances experience in physical improvement and develops a system that improve the efficiency of the pilot plant operation
  • Works well in a team and in a multi-task environment.


Want a role with real-world impact? As an Pilot Plant Technician at Reckitt, you’ll have the freedom to help develop products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide. 


Pilot Plant Technician

West Singapore, Singapore

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


Focusing on one of our categories – Health, Home or Hygiene - you’ll help drive technical product development on key projects. Working with experts from different teams, you’ll analyse, interpret and evaluate test results and consider their implications. Ultimately, you’ll help us create new products. Products that solve real problems and improve the lives of millions of people globally.


You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re a creative and tenacious problem solver. You’ve worked in laboratories before so you’re familiar with the methods and techniques used. Degree qualified in a scientific discipline, you’re also able to communicate effectively with colleagues from different fields. Independently minded, you’ve a healthy curiosity and will actively seek out additional information when you need it.


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects - we can’t wait to listen to your ideas. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; 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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