Apprentice Laboratory Technician

Johnson Matthey
20 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancy: Apprentice Laboratory Technician (Ref: K39)

Location: Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, Sonning Common, RG4 9NH

Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 100 company, is a global leader in sustainable technologies specialising in catalysis, precious metal products, chemicals and process technology. With operations in over 30 countries, we employ more than 13,000 people. Johnson Matthey uses science to make the world cleaner and healthier. Over the past two centuries we have built our reputation and place as a global leader through quality, integrity, and innovation. Today, more than 93% of the group's sales come from products and services which provide sustainability benefits through the positive impact they have on the environment, resource efficiency and human health.

The Emissions Control Research team have a vacancy for an apprentice to support the routine Clean Air characterisation activities - with special emphasis on business associated requests.

Key responsibilities
  • Preparing samples for testing, ageing and characterisation.

  • Performing analysis of the materials using standard characterisation methods (TPR; TPO; TPD; chemisorption; ex-situ UV-VIS; basic FTIR measurements).

  • Carrying out catalyst ageing/ testing activities.

  • Processing raw data.

  • Analysing straightforward data sets and communicating the results through reports and presentations.

  • Complying with all local EHS requirements.

  • Maintaining and encouraging a high standard of housekeeping in the laboratory areas.

  • To carry out any other duties which are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will have_

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs, grades C/4 or above, these must include English, Maths, and a science subject

  • An AS or A-Level in science would be an advantage but is not essential

  • Basic lab experience at college or school;

  • Basic Microsoft Office skills i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Accurate record-keeping skills and the ability to follow instructions carefully

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

We offer a competitive package including, amongst other benefits, a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, medical benefits and after a qualifying period, a share incentive plan. All employees are encouraged to further their personal development through training and education by the Company.

Please note if you already hold the Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science qualification or a degree in a scientific subject you are not eligible for apprentice funding for this role.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and covering letter.

Closing date for applications_ 1st August 2019

Johnson Matthey Plc. is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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