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Shift Laboratory Technician

Cheshire   •  £20000 - £26000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

Based in West Cheshire, a Shift Laboratory Technician is required to do sample analysis and must have good numeracy and English speaking skills. Experience in a fast-paced industrial laboratory essential

Shift Laboratory Technician

West Cheshire

£20,000 plus £6000 shift allowance per annum


SRG are working with a highly successful company who are recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, with sites across the world that do contract testing for a wide range of industries. They have had large expansion in their Oil Conditions lab and thus need a Shift Laboratory Technician to join their very busy team to perform analytical testing of their growing number of oil samples according to industry standards. It's a fast-paced, high-pressured environment where every technician is vital for the successful flow of their processes. You will be generating data performing a range of techniques such as Karl Fischer, ICP, and viscosity and will need to keep meticulous records of that data, perform diagnostics, report writing - all while ensuring that you support the smooth and efficient operation of the laboratory. You thus need to have analytical reasoning, be a team player, communicate well, listen to instruction, and have an excellent work ethic.

Benefits: On-the-job training on all their equipment, with additional manufacturer training. It will be on a shift basis of 2 X 12 hour days, followed by 2 X 12 hour nights, then 6 days off with 154 pre-paid hours. There is flexibility to swap shifts if needed. You can accrue 3 service days (days off) per annum. Discretionary annual performance bonus, private healthcare, and generous pension scheme.


  • Sample analysis in compliance with the client or company specified test methods ensuring diagnostics are performed and/ or results are reported
  • Accurately entering laboratory test data in relevant software systems
  • Maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Prompt reporting of equipment failures
  • Taking responsibility for any gaps in your knowledge and getting the appropriate training, so as to be a fully affective member of the team
  • Prompt reporting of near misses and other NCR's/CAPRs/NIRs
  • Strict adherence to health and safety procedures


  • GCSE/ ONC in maths, chemistry (or science subject), and English essential
  • 1 year or more Industrial laboratory experience, in a fast-paced, high pressure commercial lab essential
  • Numerical and English speaking skills essential
  • Effective interpersonal skills (communication, team-player, active listening, etc)
  • Good organisational, time/task-management, attention to detail, ability to learn, adaptability and work ethic
  • Computer literate (e.g. Microsoft Windows, Internet explorer, LIMS systems, etc) is a must
  • Some experience using test methods such as Viscosity, Karl Fischer, ICP, FTIR etc desirable but not essential

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to Raffaella.rodighiero@srgtalent.com For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Raffa on 0161 888 2517. 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.

Keywords: Chemistry, laboratory testing, quality control, analytical testing, Viscosity, Karl Fisher, ICP, FTIR, asset/base numbers,

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  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: J2162843
  • Posted: 14th January 2022
  • Expires: 11th February 2022


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