We are growing and need to find people who can help us continue our research and leadership in the clean-tech sector.

By joining Econic Technologies you will be able to turn your science and commercial talents into tangible outcomes. Outcomes that positively impact the world we live in. Partner with an expert team and innovative, future-focused clients on ground-breaking catalyst technologies.

We employ a rich mix of people with scientific and commercial backgrounds, unified by a passion to turn knowledge and experience into high-value solutions for the plastics sector. If you are positive, talented and motivated to succeed then please send your cover letter and CV, with reference to the job you are applying for to

  • Chemical Plant Operator

    Econic is currently looking for a Chemical Plant Operator for its Customer Demonstration Facility in Runcorn.


    Job Title:       Chemical Plant Operator
    Reporting To: Customer Demonstration Plant Manager
    Location:      The Heath, Runcorn
    Full Time:     Day shift only (40 hr/ week within 8am to 5:30pm window, Monday to Friday)
    Job Type:      Permanent
    Benefits Package: £24,000 – £26,000
    Start Date:     As soon as possible
    To apply for this role: please forward your CV with a cover letter to:;  ref: Plant Operator
    Deadline for applications : 5th  March 2021 ( please note: no agencies)
    Click here for a pdf version of the Chemical Plant Operator job advert


    Company Profile

    Econic Technologies is a young, highly innovative, and fast growing chemical technology company. We create new value from waste CO2 for the plastics industry. Our novel catalyst technology is used by plastics manufacturers to turn waste CO2 into positive economic and environmental potential. We are based in Alderley Park, Cheshire and the Heath, Runcorn where we have a Customer Demonstration Facility. We develop and commercialise these novel catalyst technologies, turning scientific research into business advantage while delivering environmental gain for the benefit of all.

    For more details on Econic please see our website: and our LinkedIn page.

    Job Description

    In order to support our Customer Demonstration Plant Manager, we are looking for an experienced Chemical Plant Operator to work within our dedicated plant team. The Chemical Plant Operator will work as part of a team to ensure the successful safe operation of Econic’s state of the art Customer Demonstration Facility, operating the Facility to showcase Econic’s novel catalyst technology. To thrive in this role, you will need to be hands-on and able to work independently, adaptable to ideas and change, resourceful and self-motivated.



    • GCSE A-C Grades (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science subjects are essential;
    • A levels or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics and Maths highly desirable (dependent on relevant experience)
    • A qualification in Process Plant Operations would be desirable


    Skills & Experience

    • Proven track record of at least 5 years’ experience as an operator on a complex process plant is essential.
    • Direct experience of plant operating with hazardous chemicals essential.
    • DCS/Control room experience, and experience in manual and automated plant operations is essential.
    • Direct experience of plant operating with catalysts is desirable. Excellent numeracy and literacy, and computer literacy.
    • Proficiency in key MS Office programs (Excel, word) is desirable. Ability to work independently with good problem-solving skills.
    • Adaptability by switching from an operational mentality (focusing on optimisation of process parameters) to a developmental mentality (helping to develop new protocols).
    • Previous experience of working on a Top Tier COMAH site is desirable
    • Current drivers’ license
    • Please note that the job entails manual handling


    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Maintain an excellent safety culture by timely reporting of all safety incidents and learning events.
    • Assisting to ensure procedures are developed and kept up to date. Assisting setting up, and finalising of polymer reaction batches.
    • Operating the automated DCS reactor system.
    • Operating process vessels, pumps and other process plant equipment. Contribution to the planning and executing of maintenance plan.
    • Build strong, positive working relationships with team members.
    • Actively contribute to continuous improvement by developing ideas to improve personnel safety, environmental aspects and production efficiency.
    • Documentation and reporting of developmental and experimental batches Taking process samples.
    • Ordering raw materials and reagents in line with facilities demand planning Coordinating product shipments.
    • General facility housekeeping duties.


    Eligibility and Expectations

    • In order to qualify for this position, you will need to be authorised to live and work in the UK.
    • You must have respect for others and a commitment and enthusiasm for high standards and continuous improvement.
    • At Econic Technologies we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome employees who meet the requirements of the job, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, disability, age, religion or sexual orientation.


    Important information regarding your application 

    Please include in your application confirmation of your consent for Econic to hold your information and personal details for recruitment purposes. 
    *Applications without consent will be discarded. *
    Please note that we will not be confirming receipt of applications due to large volume of replies.
    With regards to an application the following procedure  will be followed:
    • Econic will keep records of your application strictly for recruitment purposes.
    • Any recruitment documentation will be kept for 12 months following the job position being filled.
    • The successful candidates’ recruitment documentation will be kept in accordance with Econic’s Internal Personal Data Policy.
    If you wish for your information to be removed from our records before that date, please contact our Data Protection Manager, via  stating “Personal information removal request” in the title of your email, or by writing to us at Econic Technologies Ltd, Block 19S, Alderley Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4TG.
    To apply for this role please forward your CV with a cover letter to:;   the deadline for applications is 5th  March 2021