Current Vacancies

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Job title: Account Manager - Industrial Chemicals & Home Care

Location: USA | Georgia

An opportunity has arisen for an individual to join the Sales team at Croda Inc. The Account Manager – Industrial Chemicals and Home Care will be responsible for qualifying new potential customers, service the current customer base and expand the territory of customers in the Southeastern US. Additional duties include but are not limited to; growing and maintaining the customer base by presenting latest products to customers, addressing and negotiating pricing concerns, growing sales by establishing account plans and implementing, managing sales contracts and agreements including GIPs, expanding customer base by fielding sample requests from new customer contacts, establishing new business relationships with valid new customer contacts, maintain regional market knowledge by reporting all customer activity with the Avenue database system and attend industry events, maintain company database by inputting weekly call reports and sample requests. Other duties assigned by management.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related technical field. 1 year experience cold calling, 2 years experience in the chemical industry. Willingness to travel and visit customers 4 days per week. Strong communication, presentation, and organizational skills required. Must be a self-starter and work independently. Proficient in MS Office.

 

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Closing date: 31/08/2016

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Job title: BBSRC Industrial Case Partnership Award - 4-year studentship

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Goole (Cowick Hall)

BBSRC Industrial Case Partnership Award

Toward targeted delivery of agrochemicals to soil

This is a fully funded 4-year studentship including an industrial placement starting in September 2016.

Project Background
This partnership between CRODA and The University of Sheffield, Dept of Geography offers an exciting opportunity to develop research on how agro-chemical formulations interact with soil in order to increase the efficiency of use of agro-chemicals in food production. In addition, the effect on water uptake and plant health will be investigated. This will allow characterisation of the physical/chemical interactions of agrochemical formulations with soil and tailor them for effectiveness in relation to soil type. Food security is one of the great global challenges of the 21st century. This research will produce new techniques and new formulation additives for the protection of growing crops, securing yields and reducing losses tailored for site-specific conditions, including soil types and abiotic pressures such as drought tolerance. The project aims to address these challenges producing both deconstructed and full formulations containing various additives to ensure the optimum physical and chemical interactions are favoured when binding to soil with different organic matter or clay content.  The active ingredient bioavailability and degradation also depends on irrigation and hence the primordial role of water will also be established. The efficiency of agrochemical active ingredient delivery will be quantified by measuring the effectiveness of agrochemicals to reduce weed populations. This will be evaluated from plant survival rate as well as the delivery perspective (transport and location of agrochemicals to roots).

Training
The student will join a team of researchers at the Department of Geography, The University of Sheffield working on a wide range of aspects related to innovations for agri-food business. The student will also undertake three months training at the Croda International Ltd Global Headquarters Innovation Centre. The University of Sheffield and the Crop Care laboratories are well equipped to conduct research applications testing covering a wide range of aspects for crop protection. The student will receive specific training in the area of formulation development, which has limited teaching in current UK universities. During the placement at CRODA, the student will work alongside an experienced applications team dedicated to crop research and so will have the opportunity to gain broader knowledge and as such the opportunity will be given for the student to propose innovative unassessed formulation systems from within the Croda chemical capability.

Qualifications
Candidates for BBSRC training awards must hold a first or upper second class UK honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in the areas of chemistry, environmental chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical engineering or related science areas.

Funding eligibility
Studentships are fully funded for a fixed period of 4 years and cover fees (Home/EU only) and a tax free stipend of at UK Research Council rate. For full eligibility details please check the BBSRC guide to studentship eligibility on: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/studentship-eligibility-pdf/

Applications
Students interested in the studentship can make a formal application via the Postgraduate Online Application system of the University of Sheffield (http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply/applying)

Informal queries can be sent to Dr Maria Romero-González on: m.e.romero-gonzalez@sheffield.ac.uk

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Closing date: 31/12/2016

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Job title: Fall Co-op

Location: USA | Pennsylvania - Mill Hall

various co-ops for the business

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Closing date: 31/08/2016

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Job title: Key Account Manager - Health Care

Location: USA | Illinois

Croda is seeking a Key Account Manager for our Health Care Sales Team.  This position will be responsible for promoting and selling our range of excipients and nutritional oils into the Pharma/Biotech, Animal Health, Dermatology and Nutritional markets in the Midwest territory, technical and commercial account management of multinational and generic pharmaceutical, animal health and dermatology accounts, biotech companies, contract manufacturers and nutritional accounts, manage sales activities, business development activities and customer relationships within the assigned territory in a manner that assures the sales targets are achieved. All other duties as assignment by management.
 
Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related technical field
  • 5 – 7 years industry sales experience
  • 2 – 3 years lab experience
  • SAMA, Dale Carnegie, etc courses in sales, presentation and public speaking strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills required
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Ability to travel by car and plane up to 50%

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Closing date: 30/09/2016

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Job title: Lead Process Engineer - Ethylene Oxide

Location: USA | Delaware - Atlas Point

Overall Description: Technical expert at the site for manufacture of ethylene oxide from ethanol.  Provide process engineering technical support for ethylene oxide manufacturing including continuous improvement of process, process safety, quality, costs and energy consumption.  Hazard study leader for the area working closely with Site Process Safety Expert to ensure compliance with all OSHA PSM and CRODA corporate requirements.  Responsible for management of all process changes per site procedure.  Perform all duties within the Company’s safety, health & environmental regulations.  All other duties as assigned by management.

Key Duties:

Process Improvement    40%

  • Troubleshoot Process performance – Resolve problems and issues that occur in daily manufacturing routine.  Resolve systemic issues providing short, medium and long-term solutions.
  • Devise appropriate control schemes and operations procedures to operate safely with higher quality and throughput.
  • Perform technical calculations associated with physical chemistry principles and applications.
  • Advise, teach, and mentor chemical plant supervisors and operators.

 Safety Improvement    30%

  • Contribute technical expertise for areas of Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program Rule.  Resolve hazard study actions per agreed timelines.
  • Maintain area Basis of Safety
  • Lead hazard studies per Croda corporate policies and procedures
  • Improve Safety, Quality and Productivity of Manufacturing Operation.
  • Author, train on, update work instructions and equipment operating procedures.

 Project Work    30%

  • Perform engineering calculations as may be required by various functions (for example, Manufacturing, engineering, environmental, process development and quality assurance).
  • Interface with maintenance and engineering to provide input to reliability efforts and capital projects to improve operation and lower costs.

Participate in capital project for area during design and start-up phases.  

Qualifications:

  • B. S. Chemical Engineering degree
  • 5 - 10 years of process engineering experience in continuous processing of hazardous chemicals  
  • Strong knowledge of catalytic reactions and distillation preferred
  • Ability to walk, sit and/or stand for a minimum of 8 hours per day
  • May be required to move throughout production areas on uneven surfaces, climb stairs and be exposed to airborne substances, outside temperatures/weather.

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Closing date: 31/08/2016

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Job title: Legal Administrator

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Goole (Cowick Hall)

An opportunity has arisen for a Legal Administrator in our Head office at Cowick Hall to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary and other members of our legal function. The main responsibilities of this role include: the collation, filing and recording of legal records and contracts for the Group; administration of compliance programmes; reviewing legal documentation and drafting basic agreements (under legal supervision); as well as secretarial duties such as typing, filing and diary management.

As the successful candidate you will be educated to at least A level standard or equivalent. You will have also gained previous experience within a similar role, ideally in a head office environment or within a legal department. You must be highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications and database management. You will be used to exercising discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive information and have first rate organisational skills. The standard of your written and verbal communication skills must be high. 

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefit pension scheme with death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays), free lunch in on-site restaurant and access to share incentive plans.

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Closing date: 30/07/2016

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Job title: Maintenance Technician - E,C&I

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Goole (Rawcliffe Bridge)

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 4,000 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

We currently have an opportunity at our Rawcliffe Bridge site for a Maintenance Technician to carry out maintenance on site in order to keep production downtime to a minimum. The role involves locating and solving electrical and instrumentation issues on the plant in a safe and timely manner.

To be successful you should have completed a recognised apprenticeship which is appropriate to this role and hold applicable qualifications (e.g. City & Guilds, NVQ 3, BTEC). 17th edition and Compex qualifications will be a distinct advantage. You should also have some experience of working within the chemical industry, preferably on a top tier COMAH site. To be successful you will be a good written and verbal communicator and be able to demonstrate a keen eye for detail. You should also have the ability to use your own initiative and judgement when solving problems. Experience of working with electronic maintenance management systems and permit to work systems is also essential.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefit pension scheme with death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays), free lunch in the on-site restaurant and access to share incentive plans. 
 

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Closing date: 27/07/2016

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Job title: Process Engineer

Location: USA | Delaware - Atlas Point

Croda Inc. is seeking a Process Engineer to join our New Castle, DE manufacturing facility and provide technical support for the safe and efficient operation of site manufacturing processes and equipment.    Responsibilities include monitoring product quality levels and process performance and developing systems for continuous improvement in these areas.  Provides backfilling for the Unit Supervisor as needed. 

Key Duties:

Technical Support  60%

Daily/Weekly

•On a daily basis, monitor, analyze, and report on assigned unit performance in the areas of process safety & environmental, process performance, product quality, yields, and productivity.  Champion improvement activities in these areas.

•Conduct troubleshooting investigations and routine audits of equipment, processes and materials to eliminate bottlenecks.

•Analyze material variances and lead in eliminating variances.

Long Term

•Author primary product processing instructions.

•Assist in establishing manufacturing standards, monitoring performance and analyzing deviations.

•Support training endeavors for operators, supervisors and management.

•Provide technical information for process hazard reviews.  Participate in hazard reviews.

•Keep abreast of technical developments and make recommendations to management.

Project Management 30%

•Manage capital projects as required.

       -Provide scope documents for process improvement and capital expenditure requests in cooperation with site engineering.

-Bridge the process of capex implementation from project engineering to operations.  Ensure completeness of hazard reviews, drawings, and procedures.  Develop and execute a process/equipment start-up plan and execute.  Summarize completion with remaining gaps for proper handover to daily process operations.

       -Participate in process hazard reviews for new capital projects

•Assist in introducing new product introductions (NPIs) to areas of responsibility.

       -Complete required NPI roles including entry of ERP system BOMs and routings.

Miscellaneous 10%

•Provide backup for Unit Supervisor position

       -Generates appropriate supervisor notes to operators

       -Generates process orders for scheduled products

•Provide backup for other department personnel as necessary.

All other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications:

•BS in Chemical Engineering
•Minimum of 2 years chemical processing experience
•Strong interpersonal, organizational and oral and written communication skills
•Ability to walk, sit and/or stand for a minimum of 8 hours per day
•May be required to move throughout production areas on uneven surfaces, climb stairs and be exposed to airborne substances, outside temperatures/weather.

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Closing date: 31/08/2016

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Job title: Process Operator

Location: USA | Pennsylvania - Mill Hall

Croda Inc. is seeking Process Operators for our production team in Mill Hall, PA. The Process Operator will be responsible for performing all duties associated with the operational aspect of production, including but not limited to the receiving & charging of raw materials, the operation of vessels, & the extraction & packaging of finished product. All work done with compliance to SHE guidelines, government regulations, cGMP, manufacturing packets & process procedures, and at the direction of the controlling supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate
  • Fork truck training and license
  • Safety training
  • Basic math skills (computation) and basic reading comprehension

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Closing date: 12/08/2016

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Job title: Quality Control Analyst

Location: USA | Pennsylvania - Mill Hall

Croda is seeking a Quality Control Analyst for our Mill Hall , PA manufacturing facility. This position will work a 12 hour, rotating shift schedule. The QC Analyst is responsible for performing sample analysis on all raw materials, in-process samples, final & re-test samples. Maintain proper documentation. Follow all applicable policies, procedures & work instruction.

Key Duties:
Sample Evaluation
- Perform routine sample analysis of raw material, in-process, final retain and retest samples
- Evaluate test results and determine the course of action for in-process samples and communicate to operations
- Evaluate test results based on expected & historical data & investigate any unexpected results
- Perform other sample evaluations and non-routine analyses at the direction of supervision

Documentation
- Enter test results for raw materials, final retains and retests in SAP
- Maintain proper documentation on all quality documents including but not limited to inspection plans, analytical data sheets, lab notebooks, log books, forms, OOS reports

Maintenance
- Follow prescribed procedures for maintaining raw materials, product retains & sample jars
- Follow prescribed procedures for sample storage, discarding, and in-process sampling
- Follow prescribed procedures for in-process sampling
- Maintain lab solutions, reagents & corresponding logs
- Calibrate or verify instruments and maintain logs
- Clean and maintain lab and lab glassware
- Assist in maintaining lab inventory of supplies and reagents

Maintain a Safe & Healthy Work Environment
- Understand procedures to operate safely in an environmentally sound manner
- Knowledge of personal protective equipment & its use (e.g. lab coats, safety glasses & shoes, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or 2 years’ previous lab experience using analytical instruments & lab equipment (GC, HPLC, Auto titration, IR, Denver Moisture Solids) & running product tests. 
  • Knowledge of basic chemistry, advanced math including algebra. 
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory skills and proper techniques for routine operation of analytical instruments. 
  • Able to stand, sit or walk for a minimum of 12 hours per day. 
  • Able to lift a minimum of 35 pounds on a routine basis. 
  • Position will be required to work 24/7 operation with 12 hour rotating shifts.

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Closing date: 12/08/2016

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Job title: Sales Development Specialist - Coatings & Polymers

Location: USA | Delaware - Atlas Point

Croda is seeking a Sales Development Specialist for our New Castle, DE office. The Sales Development Specialist will be responsible for developing new markets in the Coatings & Polymers market space via direct customer contact and training and support of sales people in North America.

Key Duties of the Sales Development Specialist:
•Identify and develop new opportunities for both existing and new products with a heavy focus on new applications in conjunction with sales teams in the region.
• Manage and support the regional launch and promotion of new products.
•Develop and maintain up-to-date, relevant technical, regulatory and market knowledge. Provide technical and marketing expertise for the promotion of products, supported by technical teams as appropriate.
•Provide training of sales force and customers on relevant new products and applications, markets and regulatory environments.
•Identify unmet market opportunities and develop strategies and product offer to access these market opportunities..
•Participate in the preparation of global marketing initiatives and new product launches as appropriate.
•Identify and facilitate specific regional marketing initiatives in response to local market conditions, as agreed with the line manager.
•Develop and maintain the local 3 year sales/marketing strategy, including consideration of technical and promotional plans.
•Attend and participate in specific conferences/exhibitions.

The Sales Development Specialist will perform all duties within the Company’s safety, health and environmental regulations. All other duties as assigned by management.

Sales Development Specialist

 

Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related technical field
•Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ sales or marketing experience within the specialty chemical industry
•Preference for Coatings & Polymers market expertise
•Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills required
•Up to 20% travel required
•Must have oral & written proficiency in the English language
•Ability to travel by car and plane and lift 30 pounds

 

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Closing date: 31/08/2016

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Job title: SHE Officer

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Goole (Cowick Hall)

We have an excellent opportunity for a SHE Officer to join our Site Services team at our Head Office, Cowick Hall in East Yorkshire. In this position, you will support the site in delivering the Safety, Health and Environment objectives in accordance with Company policy and the legal framework. This will involve liaising with internal and external contacts and the coordination of SHE based training and initiatives. You will also provide administrative support including the management of systems and databases.

You will be educated to A Level standard or equivalent and will have gained your NEBOSH certificate. Previous experience in a similar Health and Safety role would be advantageous but not essential. As you will be in contact with people from all areas of the business, the ability to influence with good written and verbal communication skills is essential. You will have strong planning and organisation skills to ensure you can operate effectively with multiple tasks, being flexible to meet challenging requirements.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefit pension scheme with death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays), free lunch in on-site restaurant and access to share incentive plans.

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Closing date: 26/07/2016

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Job title: Shipping Administrator

Location: USA | Pennsylvania - Mill Hall

Overall Description: Process deliveries and stock transfers for all Croda North America shipments, including samples shipped directly from the manufacturing sites, packaged goods and bulk shipments.  Communicate any problems or issues between supply chain, distribution sites and customer service. Perform all duties within the Company’s SHE regulations. All other duties assigned by management.

Key Duties:

Process Customer Deliveries    (65%)

  • Process deliveries for all Croda North America shipments, including samples directly from the manufacturing sites, packaged goods and bulk. 
  • Communicate with supply chain, distribution sites and customer service when an order is short product or will be delayed in shipping

Process stock transfers from hub locations to all Croda North America distributions sites (10%)

Review and appropriately action aging and blocked stock at all Croda North America distribution locations monthly for necessary actions (10%)

Other Daily Duties         (15%)

  • Process material returns for all Croda North America locations
    • Request freight quotes for domestic and export orders
  • Request bookings for export orders
  • Request addenda testing and re-test information for shelf life testing
  • Obtain proof of deliveries when requested

Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate
  • 2 years experience in shipping and transportation
  • Well organized, able to prioritize work, work with little supervision and strong decision making skills
  • Must possess strong computer skills
  • SAP preferred
  • Certification in shipping of hazardous materials
  • Must maintain training every 2 years
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

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Closing date: 31/08/2016

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Recruitment Scam  

We are aware of recent incidents in which fraudulent communications concerning employment appear to have been made seemingly on behalf of Croda. These communications, which may be ongoing, do not originate from Croda. Please be aware of the following:

  • Croda never ask for money or payment from applicants at any point of the recruitment process. 
  • We only accept applications through this website
  • We do not send out application forms for candidates to complete
  • We undertake formal recruitment and selection processes before making  offers of employment
  • All of our email addresses end with “@croda.com”

We suggest caution in the following circumstances:

  • If you receive communication that claims to be from Croda but comes from a non-Croda email address, e.g. from a gmail address or from @crodaplc or similar
  • If you receive unsolicited business propositions and/or offers from people with whom you are unfamiliar 
  • If you are asked to disclose your personal or financial details or pay money to anyone you do not know

If you have any doubt about the authenticity of any communication in relation to employment which seems to be from Croda, please email jobs@croda.com