Process Operator

  • Location
    Widnes, Cheshire
  • Salary
    £14.00/Hourly
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Industrial and Manufacturing
  • External Reference
    JN-092021-207799

Adecco Warrington are supporting our client based in Widnes for x 5 Process Operators. This is a temporary opportunity and ideal candidate will have experience of working within a manufacturing / Chemical environment with experience in COMAH .


These posts will be to start beginning of October 2021 and will be paying a salary of £28,000 basic plus a £7,000 shift allowance. The shifts will be working x 2x 12hr day shifts - 7am - 7pm followed by 2x 12hr night shifts 7pm-7am followed by 4 rest days. This pattern repeats 7 times and then there is an 18-day rest period.


The role;


To control, monitor and adjust equipment and processes to meet production targets. To report and investigate deviations from normal operating conditions, dealing with basic process upsets.


Responsibilities under COMAH



  • To understand the Major Accident Prevention Policy / Plan (MAPP) and Safety and Environment Management Systems.

  • To comply with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and arrangements.

  • Where applicable, to inspect before use, and use correctly, the plant equipment, machinery and personal protective equipment provided, and take corrective action within your competency level and report to line management any defects identified.

  • To report all Health, Safety and Environmental accidents, incidents and near misses promptly.

  • To act in a safe and responsible manner at all times.

  • Not to use any new equipment or carry out any modification or change of process or system of work, without first ensuring that adequate assessment and authorisation has been carried out through the Management of Change procedure.

  • Where appropriate, to only undertake work for which you have been appropriately trained.

  • In the event of an abnormal situation or emergency, to carry out the necessary actions to ensure your own safety and that of others, in accordance with the site Emergency Procedures, and to be available to be part of the Emergency Response Team in line with your training, specialist skills and Departmental expertise.

  • Where necessary, stop processes safely where HSE is critically compromised.


Role specific:



  • Participate in Process Hazard Assessments studies (e.g. HAZID, HAZOP and LOPA studies)

  • Participate in risk assessments and incident root cause investigations

  • Contribute to writing Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Comply with electrical and fire safety procedures

  • Comply with manual handling procedures

  • Prepare to start up, start up, monitor and maintain, handover and complete / shutdown a process

  • Maintain product quality

  • Prepare process materials according to instructions

  • Manage materials into and between production stages

  • Separate and dispose of by-products and waste as appropriate

  • Clean and prepare items of plant and equipment

  • Prepare work areas for maintenance

  • Maintain the condition of engineering assets report equipment and materials defects to supervision.

  • To carry out analytical testing to ensure product integrity as and when required

  • Complete all documentation to the required standard

  • Maintain area housekeeping and 5S status

  • Update operations status via Tier 1 Board & permit status via Permit Board


Experience & Education



  • Minimum of 2 years chemical operations experience in chemical manufacturing or enrolled in recognised apprentice scheme for process operations.

  • English (level 2 basic skills min)

  • Maths (level 2 basic skills min)

  • ICT (level 2 basic skills min)

  • Cogent Gold Standard in Chemical Process Operations or similar


Please apply online or call 01925 401 580

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