Laboratory Technician

FTE Salary £20-25k (Pro rata) - depending on skills and qualifications
26 Feb 2019
19 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Laboratory Technician
(Part-Time, Job Share 18.75hrs)
Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire (Commutable from Cleethorpes, Hull and Scunthorpe)
FTE Salary £20-25k (Pro rata) - depending on skills and qualifications
Laboratory / Chemical testing / Chromatography / Analysis / Sampling 

Our client supplies the global textile and nonwovens industries with high-quality natural cellulose fibres with sites in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. They are a sustainable long term business which has a clear commitment to environmentally friendly technology. As a global enterprise our client offers a competitive reward system to ensure that staff members are remunerated in an equitable way in line with local market rates in each country in which they operate and are motivated to be successful. 

Our client now has an opportunity at their Grimsby LYOCELL continuous operation factory site for a Laboratory Technician (P/T job share), reporting to the Quality Manager working in a busy, fast moving laboratory performing routine analysis on materials from different parts of the production process, using modern analytical equipment to ensure that the fibre always meets customers’ requirements.

You will safely carry out and record both routine and non-routine, chemical and physical testing duties including raw materials, fibre and process intermediates. You will identify and highlight any problems or unusual variations. You will help to improve existing, and develop new Laboratory procedures. You will arrange and conduct the calibration of all laboratory instruments and complete/obtain the associated documentation.

You will ideally have achieved Maths and English GCSE grade C or equivalent as a minimum, possess good analytical and verbal communication skills and be able to discuss issues professionally and logically. You will be able to multi task whilst remaining accurate, careful and disciplined ensuring safe working in all tasks. You will be dedicated, hardworking and self-motivated showing good laboratory procedures awareness and understand the importance of safety within a laboratory.

You will need to be dexterous, have a hands-on approach to tasks and demonstrate excellent attention to detail. Basic report writing and computer skills are also required. You will be flexible, positive and willing to adopt new practices and be actively involved in developing the safety culture.

It would be an advantage to be familiar with analytical chemistry testing techniques, wet chemistry, knowledge of chromatography, inaccuracies, sources of error and sampling techniques. However, this is not essential as training will be provided.