Laboratory Analyst - Organics Chemistry

13 Jun 2018
11 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Laboratory Analyst - Organic Chemistry

What is the purpose of this role?

The Lab Analyst Role is in our Organic Chemistry department. The role involves the preparation and analysis of samples, utilising high specification instrumentation - GCMS, LCMS/MS, Ion chromatography, with a very high level of investment in on the job training. You will be required to participate in a standby rota as part of this role.

What makes this role unique?

This is an opportunity put your skills into action in our labs. Testing over 2 million samples a year and providing the highest quality drinking water to the Thames Water Region, this role really puts you at the heart of the business.
This role joins part of a team dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Our Labs have won awards for health and safety and all of our teams are dedicated to meeting this exceptional standard.
Our labs are a key part of the business which allows us to monitor that our drinking water is safe and clean and that our waste product is treated in the correct way. Not only do we analyse samples from our customers' homes but also from our sites and the rivers too.

What will this role involve?

On a day to day basis you're responsible for:

Analysing samples within a defined area to meet UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), Environment Agency and DWI (Drinking Water Inspectorate) standards and relevant H&S Standard.

Carrying out basic maintenance of analytical equipment.

Producing, recording, maintaining and verifying data within a highly regulated UKAS accredited Laboratory. This will involve running a variety of automated and manual Lab techniques, relevant to the water industry.

Working in a highly regulated environment giving an excellent customer service to everyone you meet.

Working with quality management systems to ISO 17025 and automated data handling.

What skills are we looking for?

There isn't a one size fits all in our Labs, we like different. Our teams are made up a wide variety of shapes and sizes from people that have just finished A-levels through to experienced professionals with plenty of experience of working in labs.
To be a Lab Analyst there are some minimum educational requirements. You will need an A level in a science discipline and a grade B in GCSE Maths (or equivalent).

For this role you'll need to be able to follow strict instructions and guidelines. You will be a self-motivated perfectionist and thrive on delivering exceptional results. You will be comfortable in carrying out routine tests and analysis. This role would suit someone who is comfortable with repetitive work but has a real passion for working in a lab. You will be constantly looking for ways to improve both yourself and processes and will be comfortable in putting your ideas forward. You'll have customer at the heart of everything you do and will value being part of a team to deliver exceptional customer service.

This role is based in our Spencer House Laboratory in Reading. We are offering a hourly rate of up to GBP10.32, depending on skills and experience. This role offers a key position within a successful team and great career prospects within the organisation. This role will contain weekend and late shift working on a rota basis

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