Process Improvement Lead (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time


  • Growing and Trusted Australian owned Chemical Manufacturer
  • Use your Manufacturing background and Chemisty knowledge in a rewarding role
  • Permanent, Full-time role on offer
  • Excellent opportunity to lead a dynamic team



Our client is a well respected Australian owned Chemical Manufacturer who has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years with a brand new manufacturing facility and state of the art equipment.



The successful candidate will oversee the technical activities around the development and optimisation of existing manufacturing processes. This will be achieved through improvements from both the engineering and laboratory functions. You will communicate process improvement information from laboratory/engineering to the production team.

This role will also involve developing and deploying novel processes to assist with the production and quality of the product.

It is essential that you will have a strong manufacturing background and a working knowledge of analytical chemistry.



As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing a small team that includes a Process Development Engineer, Site Process Technician and R&D Chemists
  • Providing recommendations around process improvements and new equipment selections
  • Identifying and providing solutions for any process abnormalities
  • Maintaining excellent records and writing reports around work conducted, results and conclusions
  • Working under pressure with strict deadlines
  • Liaising closely with engineers and production staff
  • Maintaining a high level of communication to the Site Manager and other managers around results, issues and any recommendations



To be considered for this position, you will need to meet to following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or similar
    Experience working in a manufacturing environment is a must! (working closely with Production, Process Engineering and Development Chemists)
  • Must have several years experience in a Process Improvement role
  • Experience managing or training other staff
  • Experience Analytical Instruments such as HPLC, Autotitrator, Colorimeter and Particle Sizer
  • Experience with technical reporting, data handling and observation of laboratory experiment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident decision maker and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Good problem solver and a good team player is a must!



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria. If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call Emily on 03 9516 0100.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for similar role