Current Vacancies

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Job title: Applications Scientist

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

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 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and lubricants.

We currently have a vacancy at our head office, Cowick Hall in East Yorkshire for an Applications Scientist within our Global Lubricants business. This exciting opportunity is focussed on the delivery of innovative new products (components or novel base stocks) and novel data to support the business across the automotive, marine and industrial sectors.  The role offers a significant level of practical work in our state of the art laboratories as well as interactions across most business functions from synthetic chemistry to manufacturing and intellectual property to sales & marketing. 

To be successful you should be educated to degree or PhD level in a relevant scientific discipline and ideally have some experience of working in the lubricants industry in a technical role. You should have a creative approach to solving complex technical problems with the ability to work both within a team and individually. Excellent communication and presentation skills are also necessary.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefits 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: 09/08/2015

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Job title: Data Administrator

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

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 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

We currently have a vacancy for a Data Administrator based at our head office, Cowick Hall in East Yorkshire. The role holder will assist in the administration, creation and maintenance of all master data elements within the Group systems. You will also assist and support staff in central and remote data related roles promoting best practice within the group.

To be successful you should ideally have knowledge of SAP Master Data particularly in relation to materials, recipes and specifications. You should be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn and have the ability to both contribute positively to a team environment and work alone, using your own initiative, when required. You will have a keen eye for detail and be systematic in your approach to work.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefits 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: 16/08/2015

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Job title: Development Scientist

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 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Development Scientist to join the team at our site in Rawcliffe Bridge, East Yorkshire. The main responsibility of this role is to identify and manage capacity and quality improvement projects on existing assets.

To be successful, you should be educated to degree level in an appropriate scientific subject, and ideally have some experience of working in a similar technical role. Experience of chemical plants, associated process safety and quality would be desirable. You should be able to pro-actively solve problems using your own initiative, and have good attention to detail. The ability to plan and organise your own workload is also essential for this role.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefits 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: 16/08/2015

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Job title: Market Applications Specialist - Phase Change Materials

Location: Netherlands | Gouda

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 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and lubricants.

We currently have an opportunity for a Market Applications Specialist within the Phase Change Materials area of the Industrial Chemicals Division. The Phase Change Materials R&D team is located in Gouda, The Netherlands, and cooperates closely with the business team in Cowick (UK), as well as other R&D teams and various other functions within Croda. The Market Application Specialist will report to the Industrial Chemicals R&D Team Leader, based in Gouda and will have shared responsibility for driving the development of PCM’s. This will include applying technical knowledge to develop new products to meet customer needs, answering technical enquiries from customers and developing new test methods for Croda PCM’s.

To be successful you should have a degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or physics, or have sufficient equivalent experience. A strong technical background in the development and/ or application of PCM’s is also essential for this role, as is a proven practical and theoretical knowledge of the physical chemistry related to PCM’s. In addition, you should have experience of managing projects, and be able to work within a team, interacting constructively with other departments.

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Closing date: 16/08/2015

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Job title: Plant manager

Location: UK | Staffordshire - Leek

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 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

We currently have an opportunity for a Plant Manager to join the team at our site in Leek, Staffordshire. The role holder will report to the Operations Manager, have direct line responsibility for a team of Production Team Leaders and be responsible for delivering the production plan and improvements in overall equipment efficiencies. This role will be expected to implement all group and site directives, be responsible for action close outs and have a close involvement in both SHE and quality critical plant based activities. Maintaining a safe working environment, with minimal environmental impact and high quality standards are essential to this role.

To be successful you should be qualified to HNC level in an engineering/ mechanical discipline as a minimum, have good IT skills, and hold a NEBOSH certificate. You must be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the business, and be an effective manager of people. Innovation, problem solving, time management and the ability to work on your own initiative are essential in this role. The ability to manage change safely and react quickly to changing circumstances is also essential to be successful in this role.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: final salary pension scheme with death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays), and access to share incentive plans

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Closing date: 16/08/2015

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Job title: Research Scientist

Location: Brazil | Rua Croda

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 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.


We currently have an opportunity for a Research Scientist to join our Technical team based at Campinas, Brazil.  This professional will be responsible to carry out research and development projects and apply technical knowledge to develop new and existing products to meet market needs which consist of solving complex problems.


As the successful candidate, you will be educated to degree level in Chemistry or a related discipline. In addition you will also have previous experience of working in the chemical or related industries, preferably within a similar role. You must be a pro-active self-starter who is highly motivated, with fluent Portuguese and advanced English. Good organisation skills are essential to this role, as is the ability to progress multiple projects simultaneously.

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Closing date: 31/07/2015

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Job title: Shift Process Technician

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 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

We currently have vacancies for Shift Process Technicians at our Rawcliffe Bridge site in East Yorkshire.  The main responsibility of these roles is to coordinate all operations within a designated production area to ensure delivery of the Shift Manager/Lead Technicians instruction.  The role holder will also monitor plant and equipment performance and take appropriate corrective action when plant breakdown occurs, ensuring that plant and equipment is operated in accordance with the relevant plant operating procedures.

As the successful candidate you will ideally have gained City and Guild in Process Operations or hold an equivalent NVQ Level 2 in a Process Operations area. You should also have some experience of working on a chemical manufacturing site.  You should be computer literate with high work standards, and must demonstrate that you can work flexibly, organising your workload as the situation dictates.  You will be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.  You will also have excellent problem solving skills, with the ability to identify problems quickly.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefits pension scheme with death in service benefit, paid holiday allowance and access to share incentive plans.

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Closing date: 09/08/2015

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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