Graduate Researcher - Cornish Lime

Cornish Lime are looking to recruit a science graduate to manage a project which will evaluate the feasibility of introducing a suitable sand/aggregate drying plant into the business.

Company information:
Bodmin based Cornish Lime Ltd are a well-established family run business with significant experience and knowledge in the building sector. They manufacturer traditional (non-hydraulic lime putty) Lime and mortars for the restoration of traditionally constructed buildings, of solid wall construction. Other aspects of the business include the distribution of other lime products along with a range of breathable paints. They hold and distribute the widest range of sands and decorative aggregates in the region and they are becoming more involved with the green building sector.
Example Duties:
Identify and research the markets for kiln dried sands and aggregates
Identify and research the options for drying (including energy from waste)
Manage the design and layout of the new site
Explore the screening/sieving aspect of the operation and see how it can be commercially exploited
Identify what local materials can be exploited to suit the market both locally and nationally
Seek out partners in the venture who can offer reciprocal arrangements

Nature of work undertaken:
As the successful graduate, you will gain experience of working on an exciting project which will be integral to the business's growth plans. Applying your University knowledge and skills you will be given an opportunity to work within a challenging role with a high degree of autonomy in an interesting area of operations. You will be looking for a long-term role and there will be a support package available through the UCP programme for training, development and mentoring.

Essential and desirable requirements and skills:
A degree level qualification is essential, and it would be advantageous if you could also offer:
A degree in Geology or Chemistry or other envrionmentally related subject.
Proactive, highly organised and able to work on own initiative.
Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
Accuracy and attention to detail
IT literate with good working knowledge of common software packages
Graduates must not have previously been supported in a UCP Graduate Placement programme*

Our ideal graduate would also have.
An awareness of minerals processing
Ability to speak a French or German language
A common sense and practically minded approach
A genuine interest in this area of work.
Full driving license
Ideally (but not necessarily) have graduated within the last 5 years and be unemployed or not fulfilling their graduate potential*

*Eligibility Criteria
This position is supported by the Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP) scheme. UCP is a graduate level placement scheme which works with businesses to recruit and support ongoing business development through the placement of a graduate. In some cases, the business may choose to recruit a recent graduate and take advantage of a support package that UCP provides to assist the graduate to be successful in the job role. For more information about the eligibility criteria, please visit 'Frequently Asked Questions' under the Graduates menu of the website

Hours of work:
Full Time
Application Details
Closing date for applications:
Anticipated interview date:
Number of vacancies:
Other application details:
Please apply on-line via by attaching your CV and a formal covering letter outlining why you feel you are suitable for the role or call 01209 616340 for more information. Please state in your letter the place where you first found this vacancy.

Closing date for applications:
Wednesday 9 January 2013
Interviews to be held Thursday 24th January 2013

Cornish Lime Company Ltd, Brims Park, Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DZ

Job Type : Permanent

Location : Bodmin, Cornwall

Salary : 16,000 to 20,000 pa

Date Advertised : 02 Jan 2013

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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