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Laboratory Technician

West Yorkshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Laboratory Technician required, based in West Yorkshire. Requiring a higher qualification in Chemistry and experience using a range of analytical testing techniques.

Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

SRG is working exclusively with a global business who are market-leaders in the manufacture of specialist products for the polymer, coatings and cosmetics industries. As a result of continued growth and success, they are now looking to recruit a Quality Technician to join the team at their brand new facility based in West Yorkshire. The role would suit a recent Chemistry graduate, ideally with some knowledge of physical testing or ICP analysis. Equally, this role would also suit someone with previous experience in a similar role.

Benefits: A successful and innovative company experiencing continued growth, offering an opportunity with full training provided and excellent potential for further professional development. Recently renovated working environment, with brand new laboratory facilities and equipment. 39 working hours a week, worked between 8am and 5pm, with a 4pm finish on Fridays. Company pension, discretionary bonus and 20 days holiday (increasing with length of service) plus 8 statutory bank holidays.

Role / Description

* Supporting the quality and R&D team with product analysis
* Conducting particle size analysis on particulate material using Malvern Mastersizer, analysing data and generating reports on results
* Preparing samples for thickness analysis of materials, recording data in Excel spreadsheets
* Using SEM, EDX and XRF Spectroscopy to test materials and record results
* Colour matching using X-Rite Spectrophotometer
* Preparing and dispatching samples for external composition testing, checking results against specifications
* Analysing materials for heavy metal content using ICP-OES
* Collating any and all results of analysis to product Certificates of Analysis and appropriate quality documentation.


* Higher qualification in Chemistry
* Industrial or academic experience using testing techniques - desirable techniques including, ICP, SEM, particle size analysis or spectrophotometry
* Self-motivated and pro-active, with a willingness to learn and be a team-player
* Good communication skills, a strong work ethic and adaptable to a variety of working requirements
* Good attention to detail and a high level of accuracy

This role would be an excellent opportunity for a someone with practical experience of using a range of analytical testing techniques, especially ICP.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Faye on 0161 868 2218

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit www.srg.co.uk to view our other vacancies.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: laboratory, chemistry, quality, QC, QA quality control, physical testing, particulate, graduate, chemist, ICP, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, metals testing, spectrophotometer, colour-matching, SEM, particle size analysis

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.

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  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: J30024
  • Posted: 9th January 2019
  • Expires: 6th February 2019


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