Production Operator

Department: Agarose Manufacturing
Reports To: Production Manager AMF

Who are we 

Purolite is the world leader in resin-based separation, purification and extraction technologies, with R&D and manufacturing facilities in several key locations around the world, including the UK, USA, China and Romania. We provide innovative solutions to global pharmaceutical, power, hydrometallurgy, electronics, ground water and Life Sciences industries.

Purolite Life Sciences is a rapidly growing division of Purolite, employing state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to support cutting-edge applications in the production of vital medicines, nutraceuticals, foods, beverages and cosmetics. As a family-operated, global business, we pride ourselves on ensuring staff are given the autonomy to thrive in their respective areas and an entrepreneurial, free-thinking culture is encouraged in all functions of the Healthcare & Life Sciences division.

Why choose Purolite

  • A world-leading international organization, benefitting from a diverse, multinational team
  • A fast-paced, dynamic and rapidly growing environment
  • Manufacture of high-quality technical products, developed hand-in-hand with leading minds in the industry
  • Entrepreneurial workplace culture with a flat management structure, encouraging new approaches and ideas
  • A family-owned and operated business on a global scale

Role Description

The Production Operator will be run the processes within the plant from raw material to finished product, working as part of a team. Each team will have a Team Leader who will oversee the process and offer guidance and troubleshooting advice. The candidate must have a pragmatic, adaptable and hands on approach to working in the facility. The role will interface with Production Operators, Engineers, Scientists and Senior Management.

Working shift pattern (days only) of 4 days on, 4 days off (12 hours per day). Additional shift cover may be required for nights or during commissioning/shutdown periods.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manufacture agarose-based chromatography media in the Agarose Manufacturing Facility in line with procedures & documentation.
  • Operate the PLC SCADA system to manufacture product from raw material through to finished product & packaging.
  • Develop knowledge of each process step, the critical control points and how in specification product can be produced. Extensive training will be provided to build this knowledge.
  • Use care and attention to detail to ensure that Purolite ships product of continuously high quality.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by management of the company.


  • ​​​​​​Experience in a chemical manufacturing environment, or similar.
  • Experience handling hazardous chemicals
  • Strong team player and attention to detail
  • Computer competency
  • Ability to carry out manual handling tasks

Additional Information

The position is 4 days on, 4 days off, 6.30am to 6.30pm. You will be able to join the pension scheme (details of which are given when the employee starts his/her position).

Employee’s benefits:

There is a life assurance which is 4 x the salary.

Salary: hourly rate of £12.53

Premium Rates:

Saturday                             Basic x 1.5            -              6.30am to 6.30pm
Sunday                               Basic x 1.5            -              6.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday                             Basic x 1.75          -              6.30pm to Sunday 6.30am
Monday to Friday               Basic x 1.25          -               6.30pm to following 6.30am
Sunday                               Basic x 1.75          -              6.30pm to Monday 6.30am

Additional shift cover may be required due to annual leave.

To apply please send your C.V. to