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Shift Analyst

South Yorkshire   •  £19000 - £25000 per annum  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Shift Analyst required on a temporary basis, based in South Yorkshire. Degree in Chemistry or similar preferred, HND Chemistry also suitable. Industrial experience is not required but would be advantageous. Applications from recent graduates welcome.

Shift Analyst (Temporary 3 month contract)

South Yorkshire

Salary: £19,000 - £25,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Shifts: Varied Days and Nights (full breakdown provided on application)

SRG are working with a well-established company who manufacture and undertake detailed analysis on a wide variety of metals and materials for multiple industries. They are currently looking for a Shift Analyst to join their busy analytical team on a temporary basis - initially for 3 months. This role will involve carrying out analysis including ICP-OES, LECO and XRF in order to produce analytical reports and certification. This role would be an excellent opportunity for an experience Analytical Chemist or also a graduate in Chemistry (or similar) who is looking to gain some analytical experience in industry. Shifts will 12 hours and include both days and nights, pattern to be fully explained upon application.

Benefits: Initial 3 months, with possibility for extension. Immediate start, paid weekly, with full training on all instrumentation. 33 days holiday (pro-rata) and on-site gym facilities, and a free ice cream freezer!

Role / Description:

  • Preparation of samples for analysis, involving drying, milling, grinding and dissolution using bespoke machinery
  • Conducting analysis using ICP-OES, LECO, XRF and XRD on metals and materials samples from internal and external customers
  • Undertaking further tests including density, particle size, surface area, titrations and gravimetric analysis on samples
  • Recording all analytical results in appropriate records and logs
  • Ensuring all works is compliant to ISO 17025 quality standards
  • Calibration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation
  • General lab housekeeping and cleaning.


  • BSc or equivalent in Chemistry or related field preferred (HND qualifications will also be considered)
  • Previous industrial laboratory experience of chemical analysis is preferable for this role - particularly ICP, LECO, XRF or XRD
  • Able to work methodically, listen an follow instructions and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills, good team player
  • Would not be suitable for someone with nickel allergies for health and safety reasons

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to faye.allison@srgtalent.com 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.srgtalent.com 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.

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  • Agency: SRG
  • Contact: Faye Allison
  • Phone: 0161 868 2218
  • Reference: J2160757
  • Posted: 22nd July 2021
  • Expires: 19th August 2021


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