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Gas Compressors Ltd

Between £30,000 - £40,000 DOE

Hale Street, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent

14 days ago

An Electrical & Controls Engineer is required for a small but globally recognised engineering company based near Maidstone (TN12 5JH) that specialise in bespoke Gas Compressor skids for the Oil & Gas industry. GCL is ISO 9001 accredited.
This role requires the candidate to have extensive knowledge of electrical control systems within packaged equipment, PLC programming, design using dedicated software, commissioning with hands on experience with site installations.

The ideal candidate will have;
• Experience within the Oil & Gas industry and/or heavy industry designing and following through to commissioning electrical control systems.
• Experience with selecting, sizing and working with electrical components.
• Experience with creating and maintaining a BOM and ordering components.
• Experience with drafting and designing integrated electrical control systems using AutoCad and Eplan.
• PLC programming using Allen Bradley/Rockwell, Mitsubishi and Siemens S7 systems.
• The ability to produce detailed a description of operation for a given system and the subsequent conversion into a PLC program.
• Excellent communication skills that will enable the candidate to engage with clients, suppliers and other members of the team at a professional level.
• Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work under their own initiative.
• Testing, inspection and commissioning experience.
• The ability to travel at relatively short notice worldwide especially when undertaking commissioning functions.
• A degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering preferably in a related field would be advantageous.
• 17th Edition accreditation an advantage.

GCL offer a competitive salary (based on experience) along with 21 days holiday plus bank holidays.
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Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kent

28 days ago

Reporting directly to the Head of Operations, you will be accountable for the OTIF delivery of parts and products. Using good communication skills and effective negotiation on price, timescale and quality, the successful individual will make the best possible purchasing decisions for the company and build relationships with suppliers.

The Role:

• Accountable for managing the quality, OTIF delivery and price for all orders placed
• Responsible for reducing the overall current spend across all items purchased for the company
• Responsible for negotiating prices, multiple item reductions, discount levels and fixed term contracts to gain savings for the business
• Managing the day to day purchasing requirement as well as task based management of additional administrative support to ensure the best possible lead times
• Positive communications with current and new supplier base to build up a good relationship
• Pricing and lead time dispute management and resolution
• Accessing the company stock requirement using BOM's and forecasting software, ensuring orders are placed in a very efficient manner
• Undertaking supplier comparisons across terms and costs
• Working closely with other departments to source new suppliers and ensure the current ones have capacity.

Skills and Experience
We are looking for a candidate with previous experience of working in a purchasing / warehouse environment, preferably within a small purchasing / warehouse team. This role should be seen as an excellent development opportunity as you will be working closely with the company leadership team.
• Previous experience in a relevant field, ideally in sourcing / procurement of parts and finished products.
• A good working knowledge and experience of Lakeview or an equivalent package is essential.
• Able to handle objections and be able to demonstrate effective negotiation
• Ability to work diligently and accurately as there is a large amount of data analysis and inputting required involving reviewing stock-lists and identifying trends
• MRP experience desirable
• Strong IT skills, including MS Office and Excel with database skills/usage an advantage
• Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to build relationships quickly
• Enjoys working as part of a team in a fast paced, exciting environment
• Excellent verbal and communication skills
• Experience in managing a small team would be an advantage.
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Recruitment Solutions Folkestone Ltd



13 hours ago

An exciting opportunity for a Packaging Engineer with a global manufacturing organisation within the area.

This role is being presented on a fixed term contract basis for 12 months with a favourable salary/package, available depending on experience.

The essentials we are seeking:

It is considered an essential requirement that candidates have the required minimum of 5 years’ experience within personal care/home care/pharma OR FMCG.

The background we are seeking:

The ideal candidate will have a University degree in Packaging, Design, or a relevant Engineering discipline with at least 5 years experience in packaging development roles.

Reporting to the R & D European Packaging Manager, the Packaging Engineer will be responsible for the design, development and deployment of new packaging innovations across European operations.

The successful applicant will drive specific elements of the packaging strategy set up by the European R & D Leadership team.

The Packaging Engineer will be responsible for packaging programme delivery, with the support of the site Packaging Technologists.

You will need to ensure appropriate packaging formats and packaging development processes are utilised by the business and will be accountable for packaging specifications for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging across several of the major brand portfolio.

Core competencies we are seeking:

We are searching for someone resilient, creative thinking and able to think outside the box who is commercially savvy, with strong planning and influencing skills with solid experience in project management, who is a strong team player with the ability to influence.

Skills we are seeking:

Proven track record of Packaging NPD projects delivery for Global brands in Personal Care, Home Care, Pharma or FMCG sectors.

Proven project management skill base with launched products in several markets.

Expertise in the packaging field in the consumer products inducts within fully automated operations.

Extensive knowledge of packaging materials to deliver new innovations with a key focus on rigid plastics, aerosol cans, tubes cartons and corrugated board.

Know How on decoration and printing technologies.

Solid knowledge on Transit packaging, SRP and/or RRP.

Experience of leading the development of a packaging project in a matrix environment from concept generation through to implementation in factories.

Experience of working closely with Marketing Operations and Procurement.

Systems software knowledge to include MS packages, SAP, Adobe CS, Cape and 3D Cad systems

Line management experience desirable.

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14 hours ago

Manufacturing Technician – South East UK

12 month FTC

We are currently recruiting for a Technician, offering an exciting and innovative place to work, with an excellent benefits package and a strong team culture.

The Role
To contribute to the development of novel and existing products and processes by the production of high quality scientific data, and to provide a range of scientific support to Project Teams as required.

Key Responsibilities
• Assist in manufacture of preclinical and clinical formulations.
• Preparation of formulations following a protocol
• Maintain all areas of the laboratory in clean and tidy state.
• Ensure all applicable quality measures are met and adhered to.
• Sampling for analysis.
• Ensure training record is maintained to cGxP.
• Assist in the creation and maintenance of all relevant cGxP documents.
• As required, ensuring analytical equipment is fully calibrated and serviced in accordance to company protocols and procedures.
• Record all experimental outcomes in an appropriate format.

Essential Skills & Experience
• Experience gained in a regulated production environment, ideally within the pharmaceutical/chemical or food industry.
• High level of numeracy.
• Willingness to learn and follow verbal and written instructions.
• Excellent communication skills including written.
• A working knowledge of standard Microsoft packages, i.e. Excel and Word.
• The ability to work on own or in a team environment.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• A minimum of A Level qualification in Maths and Science or previous laboratory experience.

Desirable Skills and Experience
• Ideally hold qualifications gained in the Pharmaceutical industry i.e. NVQ’s, or similar.
• Previous experience of working in a cGMP environment.
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1st Choice Jobs

£40,000 - £50,000 Basic + Uncapped Commission + Company Car, Expenses


15 hours ago

Business Development Manager - Chemicals - Food and Manufacturing Ind
£40,000 - £50,000 Basic + Uncapped Commission + Company Car, Expenses
Work from Home

A family owned business which operates in many sectors around the globe is looking to recruit a Business Development Manager to join their national sales team.
Predominantly they sell Chemicals to the food and manufacturing industries
This role will predominantly be working from home, however you may occasionally have to travel to their offices based in Cheshire and Yorkshire.

• Gain new business within the UK and Ireland
• Identify sales opportunities and achieve sales targets as part of the company’s strategic vision
• Professionally deliver company presentations to new business prospects to all levels of management / directors
• Demonstrate the awareness for efficiency and cost effectiveness
• Communicate effectively within all levels of the business
• Achieve positive sales growth year on year

The successful applicant will be:
• Results oriented with individual drive
• Focused on the needs of the customers with a high attention to detail
• A proven sales person within a competitive sales environment
• Confident in their own abilities
• Good a communicating (both verbally and written)
• Able to work and thrive under pressure
• Able to work with colleagues
• Commercial aware with effective time management skills
• Ability to meet sales targets and deadlines

• Knowledge of UK and/or European food groups
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Recruitment Solutions Folkestone Ltd


Ashford, Kent

15 hours ago

We are currently recruiting for an established manufacturing company in Ashford (non-food) and employer of choice, for a number of ASEPTIC FILLERS working across different shift patterns.

Shift patterns available:
Early, Late OR Night shifts - when applying please indicate your preference.

Early 6.00am - 2.00pm
Late 2.00pm - 10.00pm
Night 10.00pm - 6.00am (plus good shift allowance)

Working within a sterile manufacturing environment, the responsibility of the Aseptic Filler is to maintain a sterile controlled process, during the filling of a sterile (aseptic) product, with the aim to meet manufacturing targets.

Desired skills we are seeking:

In order to meet the demands of the role, we are ultimately searching for individuals with some degree of experience working within "cleanroom" operations or working within a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

As an Aseptic Filler, you will be responsible for the set up and operation of the Aseptic filling equipment within a sterile manufacturing environment, in the Aseptic filling areas.

You will need to ensure GMP (good manufacturing practices) are followed and maintained.

Successful applicants would be provided with "cleanroom or aseptic clothing" in order to maintain the sterile environment.

The position also involves lots of internal liaison (with the Labs, Chemistry, Microbiology and the manufacturing team), so good communications are equally important, together with a good work ethic.

Good basic salary available and favourable shift allowance available for the night shift.

If you would like to be considered for one of the above position and have the desired background, then please send your CV as a Word document and specify which shift pattern you are applying for.
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React Recruitment Ltd

£24,675 - £27,025 pa inc SA

Dartford, Kent

17 hours ago

Our specialist Client based in Dartford is seeking Process Operators.

Suitable candidates should ideally have experience of working within a processing / production / manufacturing environment - ideally from either the pharmaceutical, chemical, ink or food industries.

Would suit experienced Production / Process Operators.

Suitable candidates will have the following skills / experience:

• Able to work rotating shifts – 6am to 2pm / 1.30pm to 10 pm, Monday to Thursday (7pm Friday) the Company may in the future move to 24/7 therefore change the shift pattern to 12 hour days/nights
• Good level of education – min GCSE level Maths and English
• An understanding of production / manufacturing processes (cGMP, EHS)
• Physically fit – able to lift and move heavy equipment and products
• Able to follow strict instructions regarding work flow, H&S, QA etc
• Happy to undertake cleaning of equipment as part of day to day duties
• Able to use a computer
• Able to keep accurate records – clear hand writing
• Previous experience of working within a full air suit would be an advantage but not essential
• Car drivers required due to shift times

Due to the nature of the working environment, it is essential that you do not suffer from any of the following: Claustrophobia, dermatitis, asthma and that you are happy working on your own.

The first interview will be held at our branch in Rochester.

React Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Agency and an Employment Business.

You confirm that by submitting your CV for a permanent position you are willing to work in the position in which the hirer seeks to fill and that you provide React Recruitment Ltd with the permission required to pass your CV on to the hirer.

Due to the high volume of applications we regret that only suitable candidates will be contacted.
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Sittingbourne, Kent

17 hours ago

IPS Coordinator (CTS Department) – 12 Month Contract

South East, UK

The Role

We are currently looking for an Investigational Product Supply (IPS) Coordinator for the Clinical Trial Supply (CTS) department tasked with co-ordinating Clinical Trial label/packaging activities and ensuring all Clinical Trial Supply packaging specifications/documentation are created within deadlines set by the business and within cGxP guidelines.

Key Responsibilities

• Preparation of study specification files.
• Preparation of packaging documentation and labels for all IMP to be used in GW Pharma clinical studies.
• Organising and scheduling of relevant department activities.
• Oversight and co-ordination of IXRS study resupply.
• Maintaining compliance with GW SOPs and creating new/managing existing GW SOPs.
• Creation and maintenance of cGxP documents.
• Planning and management of project tasks.

Essential Skills

• Good working knowledge of Clinical Trial designs.
• Excellent numeracy and literacy skills.
• Excellent planning skills.
• Good communication skills (including written communication).
• Good working knowledge of standard Microsoft packages, i.e. Excel and Word.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Willingness to work as a team player.
• Ability to use own initiative when working on individual projects.


• High level of Good Manufacturing Practice according to MRHA and FDA Guidelines.
• Recent and relevant experience of working within a Pharmaceutical environment.
• Previous experience in or exposure to IXRS is desirable but not essential.

Location: South East, UK

To apply please send your CV with salary expectations to via the apply online button:
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Recruitment Solutions Folkestone Ltd

Competitive rate

Ashford, Kent

1 day ago

Experienced Health Care Assistant

RSFL are looking for an Experienced Health Care Assistant to join a busy and friendly practice team in Ashford. Lovely working environment in a modern fresh building that has excellent patient facilities. This is an amazing opportunity to become part of a practice which provides a high standard of patient care and is committed to professional development.

Hours 15-20 hours per week (flexible rota) you may be required to work additional hours to cover holiday and sickness absence. Some weekend working may also be required. Salary – Competitive.

All About the Role

To maintain set standards of organisation in the practice including infection control and take
appropriate action if these standards are not being met. To ensure that clinical areas are
adequately stocked and maintained to statutory levels of hygiene according to practice
Adhere to all practice procedures and protocols. Support the practice in its aims within the
Quality and Outcomes framework.

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced Health Care Assistants seeking a new
challenge. You will support the GP’s and Nursing Team in providing skilled medical care to
the practice’s population. The ideal candidate must have skills in general Health Care
Assistant duties.

Offering a busy and varied environment, including the opportunity to work closely with experienced nursing team and within a Consultant Led Clinic.

All About you!

The successful applicant should be in possession of the relevant formal qualifications and have demonstrable experience and competence in the role of an HCA.

Ideally, you would have an NVQ Certificate at Level 3 and will be proficient in wound management, health checks, treatment room’s duties and other appropriate tasks under the supervision of the more senior clinicians.

NVQ qualification
KaSPaC Course/Care Certificate
Recognised certificate of competence in phlebotomy
Previous General Healthcare Assistance Duties
Ideally 6 Months experience of phlebotomy
Experience in a GP Surgery
Ability to provide quality care, including phlebotomy, ECG’s, patient health checks, blood pressures, wound care.

If you are seeking a stimulating new position in an sensational NHS Practice please send in your CV, I will shortlisted and those candidates will be called within 72 hours.
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Aesica Queenborough


Queenborough, Kent

1 day ago

We are currently looking to recruit a Quality Control Team Leader with experience in finished dose pharmaceutical manufacturing to come and join us on a permanent basis. You will be working as part of our quality control team.

Main Purpose of the Job
The quality control team leader’s position within pharmaceutical operation is responsible for the management of the whole product testing programme for the UK Manufacturing Pharmaceutical operation.
The role has Technical and supervisory responsibility for all testing activities that are required to support licensed products manufactured in the UK
The role includes support for Quality, technical and validation activities.

Skills / Competencies required
A graduate with a Chemistry degree or equivalent
Detailed knowledge of chemical analytical techniques both theoretical and practical.
Experience in working on the bench both in manual and highly instrumented environments i.e HPLC
Experience in supervision
Experience in team working in a laboratory environment
Knowledge of regulations and policies

Aesica Pharmaceuticals – part of the Consort Medical Group
Aesica is renowned for developing and manufacturing both APIs and finished dose forms to the pharmaceutical industry. We are constantly developing the technical and analytical skills of our people to ensure that we are capable of meeting the ever-changing demands of our customers. Aesica operates across several stages of the pharmaceutical services supply chain:-
• Drug discovery
• Process development
• API manufacture (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients)
• Formulation development
• Formulated product manufacture
• Packaging (Fill and finish)

We are Head Quartered in Hemel Hempstead and have 5 facilities across Europe.

We have over 1,250 staff we are well established and growing on a daily basis.

• Competitive Salary
• Working 37.5 hours per week
• Salary sacrifice company contribution pension scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Company sickness, maternity, paternity payments
• Long service awards
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